Stephens Patent Vise Co.

The Trow City's Directory in 1879 announces the incorporation of the Stephens Patent Vise Co.  President: Nathan Stephens, SEC: Benjamin F. Stephens - $10,000 capital

Despite the above announcement, we find the company listed in the Centenial International Exhibition in 1876.

I do find references to a patent for a vise in 1842, and an improvement in 1845.  I've yet to find those patents.


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