This is very rare example of a drill dated to 1909-1910.
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 is in an elongated shape.
However, the spindle housing has a distinct marking:
No. 2. This was a first attempt of marking the drill
model on a drill by Millers Falls. The drills with this
marking are very rare and this rarety suggest that
production run with this type of marking was very short
and released sometime during 1909.
Only next year - 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.
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Sale Price: $246.00Item #: 209-No2-1909-03
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.