Early Vise Patents - Unattributed to a Manufacturer

Patent #127 Feb. 16, 1837 L. Dean Mode of constructing bench and other vises

Patent #420 Oct. 06, 1837 R. Emans Harness or Shoemakers Vise

Patent #889 Aug. 20, 1838 T. Keane, J. Keane Mode of constructing metal bench-vises

Patent #1,132 Apr. 22, 1839 J. Wetherell Vise

Patent #2,315 Oct. 11, 1841 William Sim - Manner of Making the Jaws of Vises

Patent #3,212 Aug. 11, 1843 E.G. Matthews Vise

Patent #4,053 May 16, 1845 A.P. Norton, W.H. Taylor Woodworker's Leg Vise See Image below, unclear if the device was ever manufactured.  However, the article makes clear at least one existed.

Patent #5,457 Feb. 22, 1848 H. Wood Mechanism for Blacksmiths and Woodworkers Leg Vise

Patent #5,458 Feb. 22, 1848 J. Cowles Woodworker's Leg Vise

Patent #7,262 Apr. 09, 1850 J. Johnson Woodworker's Leg Vise

Patent #7,892 Jan. 07, 1851 S.R. Simpson Woodworker's Leg Vise

Patent #8,367 Sep. 16, 1851 N.F. Cone Woodworker's Leg Vise

Patent #9,294 Oct. 05, 1852 W. Butler Vise

Patent #9,429 Nov. 30, 1852 J.W. Bliss Attachment for Converting the Ordinary into a Taper Vise

Patent #10,985 May 30, 1854 C. Gregg Vise

Patent #11,067 Jun. 13, 1854 B. Hughes Vise

Patent #13,256 Jul. 17, 1855 J. Fraser Vise

Patent #13,489 Aug. 28, 1855 D. Davis, R.W. Davis Woodworker's Leg Vise

Patent #13,681 Oct. 16, 1855 J. Johnson Woodworker's Leg Vise

Patent #14,192 Feb. 05, 1856 S. Gissinger Blacksmith's Leg Vise ***NOTE***This appears to be the first of a long line of patents for Gissinger.  Other patents include a churn, lathe tool holder, coal drilling bit, iron pool squeezing mechanism, method of applying steam power, car coupling, and many more.

Patent #14,550 Apr. 01, 1856 B.G. Ball Bench VIse

Patent #14,603 Apr. 08, 1856 O.V. Florey Woodworker's Leg Vise "Carpenter's Vise" - Patent reissued #2126 - 12/19/1865, which indicates production/manufacture.

Patent #15,051 Jun. 03, 1856 S. Fahrney Woodworker's Leg Vise Assigned to Benjamin Fahrney and Abraham Huffer. 

Patent #15,073 Jun. 10, 1856 W. Hart Combination Hand Vise and Calipers

Patent #15,170 Jun. 24, 1856 H.B. Chaffee Blacksmith's Leg Vise

Patent #15,277 Jul. 08, 1856 H.C. Brown Woodworker's Leg Vise

Patent #15,583 Aug. 19, 1856 R.W. Thickins Blacksmith's Leg Vise

Patent #18,089 Sep. 01, 1857 L.O. Fairbanks Saw-clamp

Patent #18,957 Dec. 29, 1857 C.E. Cook Clamp for setting saws

Patent #26,266 Nov. 29, 1859 G.A. Gray, Jr. Bench VIse

Patent #26,553 Dec. 27, 1859 N. Allen Vise and saw-set

Patent #27,592 Mar. 20, 1860 G. Cooper Bench Clamp

Patent #27,960 Apr. 24, 1860 L.A. Beardsley Bench VIse

Patent #29,623 Aug. 14, 1860 W. Russell Wrench and Vise

Patent #32,913 Jul. 23, 1861 B. Haworth Woodworker's Leg Vise ***Note - Patent assigned to B. F. Canaday

Patent #53738 April 3, 1862 Richard Jones Improved Bench-Vise

Patent # 182,412 Sep 19, 1876 George E. Chamberlin Improvement in Vises ***Note - Patent assigned to Benjamin F. Pabodie

Patent 182,783 Oct 2, 1876 Handforth Wilkinson Improvement in Pipe-Vises

Patent #187,117 Feb 6, 1877 William H. Frampton Improvement in Vises for Carpenters Benches

Patent 189,731 April 17, 1877 Thomas P. Hardy Improvement in Vises

Patent #191,427 May 29, 1877 Philetus B. Hillyer Improvement in Combined Anvil and Vise

Patent 192,147 June 19, 1877 Emmert H. Brower Improvement in Bench-Vises

Patent # 196,578 Oct 30, 1877 Marvin T. Henson / Martin Osborne Improvement in Vises ***Note - 1/3 assigned to "Squire Baker"

Patent #196,854 Nov 6, 1877 Albert H. Anderson Improvement in Anvil-Vises

Patent #197,083 Nov 13, 1877 Azel H. Bell Improvement in Vises

Patent #199,517 Jan 22, 1878 Elbert P. Cook / James F. Hall Improvement in Vises

Patent #200,101 Feb 5, 1878 William Starkey Improvement in Vises // Trade Magazine article on the vise.

Patent #203,167 April 30, 1878 Edwin E. Leach Improvement in Combined Anvil & Vise

Patent #221,382 Nov 4, 1879 Fortonotto O. Zanetti Improvement in Vises

Patent #235,177 Dec. 7, 1880 Benjamin P Stephens - New York - Vise-Jaws

Patent #688,772 Dec 10, 1901 William E. Eckard Pipe-Vise ***Note 1/2 Assigned to Henry Kiel

Patent # 693,149 Feb 11, 1902 William Preston Phenix Vise

Patent #693,811 Feb 18, 1902 Chandler I. Yonge Bench-Vise ***Note 2/3 Assigned to John C. Griswell and Theodore Lesley

Patent #684,443 Oct 15, 1901 John R. Long Vise

Patent #684,992 Oct 22, 1901 John R. Long Vise

Patent 686,604 Nov 12, 1901 Carlos N. Grace Vise

Patent #687,841 Dec 3, 1901 Mortimer G Lewis Side-bar for Bench-Vises

Patent #690,311 Dec 31, 1901 Vincent J. McDonnell Vise

Patent #717,422 Dec 30, 1902 Jacob Lewin Vise

Patent #745,746 Dec 1, 1903 Joseph L. Ware Method of Manufacturing Vises *Note - Ware had many businesses and patents (no vise mfg. association I've found)

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Taylor and Norton Patent vise advertisement from 8/1847

Patent #4,053 May 16, 1845 A.P. Norton, W.H. Taylor Woodworker's Leg Vise

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