This is very rare example of a drill dated to 1906.
This is a No. 2 drill equipped with a
chuck based on McCoy's spring-less chuck adjustable from
0 to 17/64 inch.
The drill has no markings on the crank plate and the
crank handle is still a small "chef's cap" shape, used
on early models. Only after four years - 1910 - the
crank plate was stamped with a "Star" mark and text. The
handle was also replaced with an elongated shape.
The side handle is a detachable, mushroom-shaped, used
for the first time on No. 2 drills. It replaced a
"egg-shaped" side handle used on previous models.
Falls describes this drill as:
Rare tropical wood; malleable iron, black enameled
frame; large gear painted red; other metal parts
Hollow End Handle, with screw cap, shaped so tool may be
used as a breast drill, and spare bits. Removable side
grip handle. Cut Gears with adjustable friction roll to
equalize bearing. Pinion of Steel, Ball Thrust Bearing.
Item #: 206-No2-1906-02
This is nice, early hand drill with Cocobolo main and crank handles,
finished with Tru-oil.
Smooth operating drill.
Identifying markings are place on the chuck and include chuck's
patent date and text. It reads: "Millers Falls Co., Millers Falls,
Mass. Pat. Sept. 20, 1896."
The side, "mushroom" shaped handle is a replacement. The
original handle was in such a bad shape that it didn't qualify for
International buyers will receive separate invoice with
additional S&H cost after purchase is complete.