Bonney Rapid Vise Co.

Philadelphia, PA / Clinton, Iowa - Moved from Philadelphia ca. 1887.  On 1/9/1890, Charles Bonney made a plea to the Board of Trade in Huntington, IN to relocate his business there.  Supported by the Board, local residents and businessmen made the investments and the company was relocated.  In 1893, the company is listed as being located in Marion, IN.

This article from 1888 (Clinton, IA) explains the workings of Bonney's vises.

Brands and Trade Names:

  • Bonney Patent (Rapid Vise)
  • Never Slip (Pipe)
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This is the Bonney Rapid vise. It featured angled / rotatable jaws for oddly shaped workpieces.