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  • How old is my ridgid vise?

    I am new to this sight, and I am hoping someone can help me. I have recently aquired a vise that I would like to restore and give to my son, and I can't find enough information about it to be able to possibly paint it it's original color. It says Ridge tool co. Elyria Ohio on one side, and on the other side it says #41 Simplex. I could have gone out and got him a new vise, but they just don't make them like these as far as i'm concerned, and I have one from the charles parker co dated 1957 model #204 that my father gave me, and you can't destroy these old vises if you tried. I would just like to know if anyone knows how old this vise is, if it was ever painted when it was new, and if so, what color and what parts of the vise were actually painted. Thanks for the help guys.
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