This release went into production in 1938 and lasted until
1957, when 2A version was introduced.
Millers Falls catalog No 35 describes this drill as:
Single speed hand drill with two
pinions. Malleable iron frame is enameled black. Drive
gear is painted red. Tropical hardwood main handle with
hollow storage for drill bits and cap. "Chef's cap" side handle.
Ball thrust bearing on spindle. Three-jaw, spring type
chuck adjustable from 0 to 3/8 inch. Bright parts nickel
plated. This is the first year - 1938 - when second pinion
was introduced. Length is 14 1/2 inch. Weight is 2 1/2