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#1 posted 01-05-2014 08:16 PM

No. 1

No.1 hand drill Single-speed hand drill

ca. 1900 — malleable iron frame; cocobolo head and crank handle; detachable, egg-shaped side handle; screw-type adjustable equalizer bearing; McCoy’s springless chuck adjustable from 0 to 3/16 inch; shipped with eight fluted drill points. Drive gear and frame are black enameled; bright parts are nickel plated.
by 1904 — teardrop-shaped side handle
1910 — as above, but detachable, mushroom-shaped side handle; star-type trademark on crank.
1912 — as above, but ball thrust bearing on spindle.
1914 — as above, but tropical hardwood head and handles
1915 — as above, but drive gear is painted red.
1917 — as above, but cocobolo head and handles.
1921 — as above, but triangular trademark; head is cocobolo, side and crank handles are not.
1925 — as above, but Ryther’s chuck adjustable from 0 to 1/4 inch.
1931 — as above, but trademarks display Greenfield, rather than Millers Falls location.
1935 — as above, but tropical hardwood head; no mention of screw-type adjustable equalizer bearing; detachable chef’s cap side handle.

Millers Falls

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