Saturday, January 18, 2014

Vise Grips


Almost every day I use large jaw locking pliers.  Actually, I own several styles but the large jaws get used the most.  I just call them Vise Grips.

I decided to see what I could find about their history.  Wikipedia gave a little information but I found another link which was more interesting.  http://executiveedits.com/content/tag/gear/?currentPage=5 Scroll down until the image of the pliers appears.


I was surprised to learn they were invented by a blacksmith, William Petersen, less that 200 miles from where I live.




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