Bonney Vise & Tool / Bonney Forge

Here is an entry in the Automobile Trade Directory, Volume 18 of 1920 that seems to indicate that Bonney produced vises labeled Hercules, Ajax and Champion. Under the Special & Portable category, they also produced the "Standard."

Listed in the 1922 Engineering  Directory  under Bench Vises (Models: Champion,  Farmers,  Lehigh), Combination  Bench and Pipe (Models: Bonney), Hand and Pin (Models: Bonney), Machinist  (Models: Hercules), Pipe, Yoke, Hinged and Solid (Models: Indispensable), Saw Vises, Woodworkers Vises.

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Bonney Vise Models (as catagorized in trade magazines):

  • Ajax (Machinist, Patternmakers/Woodworkers)
  • Bonney (Bench & Pipe, Hand)
  • Champion (Machinist, Portable, Bench)
  • Farmers (Bench, Bench & Pipe)
  • Hercules (Machinist)
  • Indispensable (Pipe)
  • Lehigh (Bench)
  • Standard (Portable)

Vise Trademarks:

  • Bonney (in an arch) (First Use Claimed: 1876)

Bonney Vise Patents:

  • Joseph G. Baker Patent #342,992 - Pipe & Rod Vise - Unassigned and Unknown if produced
  • Joseph G. Baker Patent #348,818 - Pipe & Rod Vise - Unassigned and Unknown if produced
  • Joseph G. Baker - Assigned 1/2 to Armstead O. Bills Patent #453,459
  • Joseph G. Baker Patent #877,695 - Bench Vise - Unassigned but likely produced by Bonney
  • Joseph G. Baker Patent #1,176,019 - Vise - Unassigned but produced by Bonney
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