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Overall, this clamp is quite distinct from the later
Aldrich wooden clamps.
The spindles are nearly identical, the so-called universal spindle. The detectable difference is in the end.
Notice the pointed end, the smooth swelling, the pronounced waist, and the shoulder. This is clearly not the handle found on Aldrich clamps.
This example is hand cut.
This handle cannot be distinguished from the
The end is very similar to the end of the stopped
The end is very similar to the end of the through
This is the back of the jaw; the mark is visible,
but an illustration below shows it more clearly. Notice also the
chamfering on all four sides of the back. This chamfering is the same
as later used by Aldrich.
This is a corner of the outside and back of the jaw;
Notice also the chamfering proceeds along the outside of the jaw.
This chamfering is the same as later used by Aldrich.
Notice that the state has been omitted. Otherwise, this mark is similar to the one later used by Aldrich.
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