There have been a lot of questions over the past few months related to vises. There are several people on here who know a lot about them, and since we all (well, most of us) work with them, I think it might be helpful to have an in-depth thread about the different old American / European bench vises that are so much in demand these days.
There are some threads similar to this on Practical Machinist, but I'm thinking there might be some knowledge on this site that's not on the PM site.
I was thinking photo documentation by clear side and top views, maybe with interesting measurements (jaw width, opening width, depth from slide to top of jaw) and known weaknesses or strengths of certain designs. Manufacturer history would be interesting to me, too.
If there's any interest, I'll start out by posting some pics and info on my 5" Athol and 4" Reed.