Old peugeot Handdrill!

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Forum topic by JoneFK posted 03-19-2011 11:57 AM 3260 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-19-2011 11:57 AM

Hi! I got this old peugeot frerès handdrill in pretty good shape.
I wonder if some of you in this forum could tell me more about it, its original colours, how old it may be, and so on. i`ve tryed to google it but can`t find anything that look the same.
It`s a two speed with locked gear (see picture) and look pretty rare to me.
I`m from Norway, sorry my bad writing:)

Thanks for your help!!

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#1 posted 03-19-2011 11:22 PM

I read that peugeot was a large tool maker in france, possibly like stanley. You can use a google translator and come up with “drill (or “bor”) = chignole” ,,then go to google france and search the names peugeot freres chignole….here is a start: drill images

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#2 posted 03-19-2011 11:49 PM

first : welcome to L J enjoy and have fun
second : you don´t need any excuse for your english , that ain´t so bad , better than mine … LOL
third : I don´t know anything speciel about the peugeot breast drill
but I have three others all different brands and colours
and its amazing how close they are in design either they have stealed alot in the old days
or it cuold have been the same factory that have made all of the europe drills and just made
different nameplates another way they did it was making things on a liecence back then

good luck hunting down infomation maybee you can purswade some of our France L J´s to look out for you


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#3 posted 03-21-2011 05:19 PM

Thanks a lot! I found many pictures just following your link marcfromny. Looks like it ain`t that rare, but anyway it`s fun with this old things. :) I found one picture with black body and the handgrips was red. it seemed that my drill was black to. I`ll give it a chance I think:)

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#5 posted 06-06-2014 08:40 PM

These as said are called Breast Drills . You simply place the flattish piece against your breast for purchase and apply chest or really quite forceful breast pressure and simply wind away till your heart is content and your bit comes out through the material being drilled. They were mostly used with the shoulder actually for extra pressure and to stop geting a lot of pain in the chest after a long days work.There are still are quite a few of these oldies around as they were made by the millions a number of years ago.(efore my time of couurse) superceded by battery drills used where there was mostly no electricity makes sense to me.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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