My wife and were out Antique store browsing, and I ran across this interesting piece of work.
It’s supposedly from the 1800′s, and was German in origin. The plate for the shoulder vise was missing, but otherwise it was complete. It was very well worn, and had seen a lot of use in it’s day. I couldn’t afford it, or had any space for it, but it was pretty cool to check out.
Stuff like this is pretty rare out here on the West Coast. I’m sure those East Coast people are all like “whatever dude, I see five of those every time I turn around”. Heh.