Item B8 - C. M. Daboll No. 10 Patent Bit Brace.

A fairly scarce brace (the patent rates a “B” in Pearson's book) this brace was made in New London, Connecticut by the Wilson Mfg. Co. under Charles M. Daboll's patent No. 75870 (March 24, 1868) for the small jaws and distinctive chuck that it has. Never a popular brace, it looks fairly impractical to use. The brace is dark but clean. There is some wear to the knurled rings on the chuck, and a small crack in the ferrule at the top of the chuck. The lower bow is marked with Daboll's name and patent date. This example differs from others that I've seen in that it has a rosewood wrist handle bounded by brass bushings, and the presence of metal top handle having a brass bottomed thimble. The upper bow is marked, “Pat. Applied For”. This may relate to an unknown patent for the wrist handle, or (more likely) for patent no 139876 issued to A. P. Daboll (Charles' son) on June 17, 1873 relating to the manner of attaching the upper end of the shaft to the handle mechanism. It is a nice brace for a collection. Good+

  

 

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