catalog No 42:
After merger with Millers Falls Co., Goodell-Pratt hand drill No.
5.5 received some overhaul, but was still sold with Goodell-Pratt
markings and under original numbering convention. The catalog
No. 42, which offered goods made by Millers Falls Co. and former
Goodell-Pratt Co. described this drill as follows:
Known the world over for its smooth
operation, years of serviceability and fine finish. Two speeds
with ratios of 3.8 to 1 and 1.3 to 1, changed by turning the sift
knob. Ball bearing spindle. Steel pinions.
Black enameled malleable iron frame.
Large gear red enameled. Hollow tropical hardwood end handle
with screw cap. Side and crank handles mahogany finished
hardwood. All exposed metal parts nicely polished, nickeled
Capacity – 3/8 inch
Length – 14 ½ inches
Weight – 2 ½ lbs.
Very smooth and well working drill.
The main handle is mahogany, treated with BLO.
There are multiple layers of oil. Final finish -
Small repair on the edge of the cap - see photo
below. Several small nicks on the chuck.
Overall - excellent condition, smooth work and very
International buyers will receive separate invoice with
S&H cost after purchase is complete.