This section is from the book "Spons' Mechanics' Own Book: A Manual For Handicraftsmen And Amateurs", by Edward Spon. Also available from Amazon: Spons' Mechanics' Own Book.
Of vices there is a great variety; Fig. 16 is a typical example of a malleable iron parallel vice. Fig. 17 is a useful little combined anvil and vice, face 10 in. by 4, 4-in. jaw, weight 40 lb., costing 22s. 6d. Tongs are usually home-made, and will be described further on.