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Large blacksmith's vise by The Columbian Vise & Manufacturing Co. The number 20 is forged into one piece (see pics).This vice will only be available through the 3rd week of Oct. It will not be available for quite some time afterwards. Thanks.It's at least 70 years old, as a family member brought it to Florida from their farm in Michigan in the late 1950's.Weighs 50 pounds.Cleveland, Ohio - In 1921, the Columbian Hardware Division of Consolidated Iron-Steel Manufacturing Co. changed their name to Columbian Vise & Manufacturing Co. about 1927. Columbian was acquired by Warren Tool Corp. in 1965 / 1966. Warren was sold to Wilton Corp. in 1994. (Sources: Archived article by Todd Werts (ToolArchives.com) Columbian Hardware Co / Columbian Vise & Manufacturing Co.
Google Books snippet view Hardware Age, 1966, Vol. 198, No. 1-2. Pg. 779.
Columbian Vise & Mfg. Co., Sub. Warren Tool Corp., 9021 Bessemer Av., Cleveland 44104)2020 - Sold vises on have gone for $465 for a non-branded, but similar vice, and $500 for a Yost-branded vice