Millers Falls No. 2 hand drills built between 1929 and 1938 were
all based on a frame with reinforced spindle housing.
Since 1912, Just like all other models of No. 2 drill, the 1929
release had its equivalent in a "B" version. The "B" version
indicates a solid main handle.
During this almost ten-year period, many details of this drill
changed. In the second part of 1930s the company began
manufacturing parts for this drill that later became a standard
on two-pinion drills introduced in 1938.
Some of those parts were wide crank plate and chef’s cap side
handle. The wooden handles were also built from different wood
species and finished in various ways.
The drill presented here is one of these rare examples. The
crank plate is stamped with Millers Falls location. All
handles are made in domestic hardwood and originally were
finished in red mahogany and lacquered.
The finish I use is different from the original. It is a Red
International buyers will receive separate invoice with
S&H cost after purchase is complete.
catalog describes this drill as:
Malleable iron, black enameled frame; large gear
painted red; other metal parts nickeled. Solid End Handle, shaped so tool may be used as a
breast drill. Removable side
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