Historical information

A leg vice is a mechanical apparatus used to secure an object to allow work to be performed on it by a carpenter or cooper such a planning wood. Vices generally have two parallel jaws, one fixed and the other movable, threaded in and out by a screw and lever. A leg vice gives greater holding power or force to a piece of material while a carpenter works on the timber.


The subject item at this time cannot be associated with an historical event, person or place, provenance is unknown, item assessed as a collection asset as it is believed to have been produced before 1950.

Physical description

Leg Vice metal attached to cooper's bench

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