Globe Vise & Truck Company

Grand Rapids, MI - Founded by Stephen and William Vanmanen ca. 1907 (Catalog #8 is 1915).  However, we did find what appears to be a potential proposal in March of 1905 to the U. S. Navy.  According to this Facebook page, in 1896 the company was known as Vanmanen & Buys in 1896.

Here is an interesting account of Mr. Zimri Seth Mastin in the Sixth Biographical Record of the Class of 1869, Yale College, 1868-1894 noting he bought out Globe Vise & Tool Works of Chicago in approximately 1870.

Here is an excellent review of the Globe Cabinetmaker's Vise from Wood Craft of 1907 (see Image 2 below)

The company is still listed in the U. S. Industrial Directory in 1980.  Final disposition is unknown.  Note that "truck" refers to factory floor hand trucks.

William Vanmanen Patent #662,660 - Bench Vise

William and Steven Vanmanen Patent #804,179 - Bench Vise

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From January 1922 Canadian Wood-Worker and Furniture Manufacturer.

 

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From March 1922 Canadian Wood-Worker and Furniture Manufacturer.

 

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