Millers Falls Breast Drill No 97comments (2) February 9th, 2010 in Project Gallery
This drill was patented in 1911, but look at all of its "modern" features: Cordless, 1/2" keyless chuck, two speed and reversible. The drill's transmission is beyond anything built today. It has gears labeled "plain", "LH Ratchet", RH Ratchet", "RH Onward" and LH Onward". The crank hadle can be mounted at a right angle as shown or in line for greater leverage. It is 17 inches long and weighs 8 pounds. I found it at a junk store near Statesboro, GA about 20 years ago.
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