Can anyone identify what this is?
It is called a harness vice. It was used by harness makers to hold leather together while it was stitched. Horse collars, and harnesses, and some saddle work were sewn on these.
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It appears to be a wooden-clamp of sorts. Do you have any more information, or is this a picture-quiz? L
. +1. I'd call it a vise of some sort.
Yes, it is an old wooden vise, for a bench
It's an old wooden bench vise, the tenon on the back would fit into a mortise on the bench. Don't throw it out, don't refinish it, probably worth about 100 bucks at an antique fair.
great! thanks for the info