Item DR5 - Millers Falls No. 4 Hand Drill.  Bone Crank Handle

                                

This Millers Falls hand drill is the smallest model that they offered, topping out at a height of only 8 inches, and was made for jewelers, watch makers, and such.  A later model, No. 4D, was equipped with regular drill chuck and was aimed at the school shop market.  This example is the original version but is equipped with a brass chuck—the first one that I remember seeing.  Its most endearing feature, however, is a replaced crank handle that is made from bone.  It add a real note of elegance to what otherwise is a pretty mundane tool.  The bone is of indeterminate origin, but it does look very much like whale skeletal bone.  The drill retains about half of its original finish, but the small bone handle adds immeasurably to its attraction.  Good+

     

 Price -    $85.00

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