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Jaws Ajar & Handle Loose

By DicksPics
Images taken at a Vintage Transport and Country Fair at Himley Hall, the ancestral home of the Earl of Dudley.

This sturdy little anvil vice is part of the travelling tool kit of the wonderful scaled down version of a Burrell Traction Engine, seen in V3.
The title refers to how a vice should be left when not in use ........ if one walks into a vice handle that has been fully tightened the experience may be very painful!!

Many thanks to Colleen(ColleenA), Michal(mogobiker), Dave(doverpic), Kate(Irishkate), Jukka(kuvailija), Jeff(kojock), Dave(mistere), Carol(canoncarol), Steve(Stephen_B) and Helen(helenlinda) for their much appreciated User Awards for my 'A Place for Everything........' upload and for all votes and kind comments.Smile

I hope you have had a good week, folks.


Tags: Transport Dudley Himley hall Burrell Traction Engine Anvil vice

Voters: pks, civitas, ddolfelin and 58 more

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ddolfelin Plus
7 103 3 Wales
7 Sep 2017 8:19PM
I can testify that this is good advice.

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dimalexa 2 2 Greece
7 Sep 2017 8:29PM
Excellent photos, Richard! V.1, the vice in B&W, is a great image, I like it very much!
bliba Plus
13 2 Austria
7 Sep 2017 8:45PM
a great series...super the mono
dark_lord Plus
15 2.3k 582 England
7 Sep 2017 8:49PM
Interesting detail shot Richard, though the mono Version is my favourite here.
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2017 8:57PM
A terrific set and V2 & V3 are my fav.
franken Plus
16 4.9k 4 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2017 9:08PM
Interesting set, Richard.

7 Sep 2017 9:26PM
Wonderful set of detail images RIchard
Jeff. Smile
An excellent set
capto Plus
7 5.7k 11 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2017 10:25PM
A great set of good shots.Smile
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
7 Sep 2017 10:56PM
Great set Richard - mono can works best for me.
Good to see the bigger picture too.
Irishkate Plus
8 41 115 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2017 11:14PM
Good advice Richard - just had a thought - maybe you could introduce us to all your tools with a description of what you use them for - my garage is full of stuff that I don't know how to use. Can cope with a hammer and screwdriver !
Love that engine in V3
Kate Grin
10 10 10 England
7 Sep 2017 11:23PM
Am more at home with needle and thread Richard. A fine set of images - especially like V3.
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2017 12:53AM
Used one in my days at Technical College in the 50's Richard. Could indeed be painful.
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
8 Sep 2017 1:21AM
All sorts of handy tools here in these fine images!

I have used a vice grip to hold items to photograph!
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 99 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2017 5:50AM
A fascinating and well captured set. Love the opener.
8 Sep 2017 8:17AM
I'd like to have a pound for every time I've would a vice up Richard Smile
Well taken images and always good to see traction engines no matter how small.

derekp Plus
8 1 4 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2017 8:40AM
Informative! Nice image of shape, colour and light.🙁🙁🙁
Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2017 8:48AM
This amazing piece of kit just reminds me of my fathers workshop (He was a blacksmith)...
Wonderful images Richard, Isabel GrinGrin
Great texture vice. Grand set well done Richard.

8 Sep 2017 9:06AM
love the vice they last a lifetime good detail light and texture Richard love the engine a boys dream for sure

8 Sep 2017 10:44AM
I just love these old machines ! Very good , Richard ! SmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 12 England
8 Sep 2017 12:06PM
That vice reminds me of my schooldays! Wink Fine capture of it Richard, and go for the mono version. Nice to see another full view of the little traction engine Smile
Trev Smile
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
8 Sep 2017 2:24PM
Reminds me so much of the workshop that I entered into on leaving school GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin.
ade123 Plus
6 285 1 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2017 2:28PM
An excellent set Richard
8 Sep 2017 3:05PM
Superb set of old and still very useful tools. Excellent photography

A well captured series Richard - V3 has to be favourite - he is having so much fun. Grin

Superb set, Richard.
Perfectly sequenced.
Mike_Smith Plus
12 581 1 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2017 7:03PM
Cracking set of captures Richard, you just got to love them traction engines
A fantastic set Richard, love the steam engine.
11 Sep 2017 4:34AM
This is a really beautiful vice. From a guy who uses them.

Great captures here Richard. The vice brings back a particular memory for me. My father in law backed his car into his garage and hit his vice leaving an indent of the vice in the back of the car. He now has sensors on his car!
13 Sep 2017 11:57AM
Wonderful set Richard , superbly captured

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