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Wood & metal clamp. Rustic, industrial vintage 1930s. Cincinnati tool company. Hargrave. Man cave, carpentry, primitive home decor.

+ $14.00 shipping
+ $14.00 shipping


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This vintage clamp is a great excellent example of early American industry. It's a carpenter's tool, made by the Cincinnati Tool Company, sometime between 1925 and 1950.

I did my best to fully research the company and this tool. It's a "Jaws" design, patented by E. Hargrave sometime after 1915, and continued to be made until 1950. There are various stamped or debossed marks in the wood, from the official presses.

One reads:
Line one: The Cincinnati
Line Two: Tool Company
Line Three: USA

Another says: Hargrave 708. (From my research, this is apparently

I'm not sure what the wood is, but there are metal ferrules, attached to the wood, which attach the stews.

This is in rough vintage condition, there are scratches, stains and even a large burn in the wood. The stamps/debosses are very hard to read. To me this authentic patina adds to the appeal of the tool.

Despite that, it works perfectly. The clamp's wooden "arms" are 8" long, and open to about 4.5". The metal turns easily in the wood, and the clamping is still firm.

You could use this clamp as rustic, industrial or even primitive home decor. It would be perfect for a workshop or man-cave.

Shipping: I have included the cost of a box purchase in the shipping price. If I can find a recycled box, I will refund you the difference.

Average review
Wood clamp is in great shape. I'm already using it. Excellent shop to do business with.
Mar 11, 2018 by Greg Koch

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