Thursday, October 30, 2008
Clamps, old and new
That clamp on the left is marked PHOENIX HDW CO. As near as I can determine, the Phoenix Hardware Company went bankrupt somewhere between 1912 and 1918, and it never arose from the ashes. In spite of their problems, they must have made a decent clamp.
You can see the oil on the threads. Ken is a careful steward of his tools. A good clamp deserves good maintenance, simple as it is.
(You can click on the photo to make it larger.)