This is a rare MF No. 2 - built on a 1929
frame with modifications leading to the 1938 model. It is most
likely produced after 1935.
First, the tigerwood is used for the main handle and
crank handle. This wood was not used before 1938 in great numbers. Second, the crank plate is the same
shape as on the 1938 model. The chef's cap side handle, used on the 1929
models since 1935 is also present.
A rare find and interesting addition to any toolbox or
Millers Falls Hand Drill No 2 - 1929 Edition.
catalog describes this drill as:
Malleable iron, black enameled frame; large gear
painted red; other metal parts nickeled.
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. Reinforced
Chuck of Star pattern with 3 jaws opening with springs, which are
Protected From Injury and Will Not Get Out of Order, and Closing
Evenly on, and Centering Accurately, round shanks from 0 to 3/8 inch