The design of drill shown here was
introduced in 1899. The general
layout of the frame, main gear, two
pinions and handles was carried over
until the end of the drill's
production around 1960s.
Until 1910 these drills were not
marked with a model number. In 1910
Millers Falls decided to include
model number, company logo and a
name on the metal plate of the crank
However, before this decision was
made there was another attempt to
mark their drills by stamping model
number on the spindle housing.
Drills No2 and No5 were marked in
This drill represents this
From the rare appearance of this
model on today's market, I assume
that production run was short and
appeared shortly before 1910. In
1910 the company made ultimate
decision to mark their drills on the
matal plate of the crank handle.
International buyers will receive separate invoice with
S&H cost after purchase is complete.
Millers Falls catalogs describe this
drill as follows:
made of malleable iron. Drive gear
with extra wide rim. Two pinions,
with drive pinions supported by ball
thrust bearing at the end of the
spindle. Three-jaw, spring-less
chuck adjustable 0 to 3/16
inch. Black enameled
frame, drive gear painted red;
bright parts nickel plated.
Main handle with a cap and hollow
space for bits storage made of
Cocobolo. Crank Handle made in
Cocobolo. Tropical hardwood,
stained with red mahogany for side
handle. It is in the shape of
teardrop. It is detachable.
Drill length is 12-1/2 inchs.