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148495 paul womack <pwomack@p...> 2005‑08‑09 holdfast size?
I recently found a screw operated (modern, technical
version of a forged holdfast :-) at a fair price.

I thought it was anonymous, but during rust removal,
I discovered a shallow stamp that indicated
William Marples (Hibernia) and the usual

What surprises me is the scale and weight of the


It weighs 2650 gm (5lbs, 13 oz) and the shaft
is 25mm (let's face it, it's an inch).

Are they usually this robust?



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