Anyone recognize this vice?

great white

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Ran across a milling vice on ebay for 10 bucks. It's older and distressed, but at ten bucks I couldn't pass it up:

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Seller states no maker marks other than "no. 2"" cast in the top surface. Anyone know who the maker might be?

My plan is a full resto and then back into service on my CX600 (same as grizzly G0704).
 

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So, most of it looks to be cosmetic damages, except those drilling divots in the lower ways of the jaws.

It's likely cast iron, so I'm thinking YIG with a nickle rod to fill the divots and then scrape/machine flat. But I'm uncertain if that would warp the casting.

It looks to have been used in a woodworking environment (sawdust packed in everywhere) so that should clean up easily.

Divots in the top surfaces can be a simple fill and level job with epoxy, body-fill, etc.

Any thoughts on those divots in the ways? I mean constructive thoughts.....;)
 

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Looks kind of awkward to fasten it down, I don't see any "ears"- you'll have to be creative to figure something out
Maybe make a base plate?
 

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There are four counter bored holes for mounting.
Scrub it up and use it I have seen and used much worse vices than that.
Will it ever look new? I guess if you want to put the time in it....
 
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