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Vise Grip

Post by dashtp40 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:13 pm

I picked up a pair of well used Vise Grip pliers at a flea market to use in my shop. These are the old style Peterson Mfg. Co. pliers with out the unlocking lever. When I cleaned them up I noticed a little O. D. paint on them as well as a patent date of Apr. 14 1942. My question for you tool guys is did the military ever use these and if so do you have any idea when? I would appreciate any information.
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Re: Vise Grip

Post by dashtp40 » Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:36 am

Jeff,
Thanks for the links. Very interesting.
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Post by Wingnutt » Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:59 am

I don't know what tool-sets or kit they were used in, but if I am correct in my interpretation, a 7- and 10-inch version of the Petersen Vise-Grips were given Federal Stock Numbers 41-W-458 and -460 in the ORD 5 catalog. It's a funny story. See my post from 2015 linked here.
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Re: Vise Grip

Post by dashtp40 » Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:20 pm

Wingnutt,
Thanks for your reply. Those Petersen's and son's will trip a guy up all the time! With the information you and Jeff posted it sure answered my question and more. My pliers are stamped no.10, and they measure about 10 in. As I have been on this forum for several years, although I don't post much I do read the postings often, including the tool section, so I thought this would be the place to ask and I was not disappointed. As for the pliers I'll probably keep using them or throw them in my Dodge tool kit.
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