The Emmert Patternmakers Vise (not vice as my wife sees it) was and still is one of the most feature-rich tools in the wood shop. Add one to your bench or better yet build a bench around it and you'll see that I mean. This vise inspired the Lee Valley Tucker Vise, as well as copies by AMT and Woodcraft to name a few. This blog attempts to join new owners with old vises, and will track the street value of vises as they come and go from eBay. Now I've added Lion Miter Trimmers to the hunt!
Emmert No. 2 Universal Pattern Makers Vise for Sale
Here's what greed will get ya. The opening bid ($470) is just about what I would expect this vise to be after about 5 days on an eBay listing, but if the seller had started it at $99. By day 7 the price would be closer to $600. Now a bunch of folks who could have been watching this item will not. It's a shame. Now it may not even sell, or if it does, it won't be for much more than the opening price. Watch and learn.
Sold on eBay with one bid only (see, I told ya) for $470.00 + $60 S&H on April 8th 2008.