This is rare example of a drill dated to 1909.
This is a No. 2 drill equipped with a
chuck based on Parsons' patent.
It is a three-jaws,
spring-type chuck adjustable from 0 to 3/8 inch.
The drill has no markings on the crank plate and the
crank handle in an elongated shape. Only after three years - 1910 - the
crank plate received a "Star" marking with text. The
handle was permanently 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 #: 209-No2-1909-01
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. Oct. 23, 1900."
International buyers will receive separate invoice with
additional S&H cost after purchase is complete.