This time I am restoring a real treasure! Very rare and massive vise found in north Italy.
It’s huge! 25cm (10inch) wide jaws and weights just shy of 250kg (550lb). Mostly made of cast iron with exceptions of nuts, bolts and linkages that are all wrought iron.
As far as I know this beauty come from an italian foundry workshop that shut down a long time ago, possibly the “Lucchini” foundry of “Lovere”. I did my best to track it down more precisely but haven’t had any official confirmation about the provenience yet. Anyway, I think it’s safe to say this vise is from the 19th century.