Item DR9 - Millers Falls No. 2 Hand Drill. Early Transverse Frame.
original form of Millers Falls highly successful No. 2 hand drill was
distinctive for its frame that “wrapped around” the mail gear wheel.
Appearing as early as 1878, this style frame, only two years later was
replaced by the inline frame, outside of which the gear wheel rested. The
earliest No. 2s also had a two-jaw chuck of the Pratt patent. The earliest
type had a solid main handle, sans bit storage compartment. This example
has the early frame and two jaw chuck. While the top handle has no bit
storage function, it may have been replaced. The crank handles of the
earliest type had a graceful curved form, as does this one. The chuck is
clearly marked with the Aug. 1, 11877 patent date, and the Millers Falls Co.
name. It is a good collectible example of an early Millers Falls drill
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