Millers Falls No.1, 3 & 5 eggbeater drills
Type Study
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Millers Falls No.1 eggbeater drill;
Type 1

One of the first types shown in catalogs.

This one came with a set of diamond drilling points like the two
found unused in the hollow handle.
Millers Falls No.1 drill, Type 1
The hollow rosewood handle has a lignum vitae cap.
Hollow handle is lined as for Type 1
Inside there are two original diamond points.
Hollow handle has two original diamond points inside
The diamond points are ground with symmetrical cutting edges that have substantial clearance.
Diamond points have symmetrical cutting edges with substantial clearance
The pin on which the crank handle rotates has been pressed into the gear and then peened over the small washer so as to retain the rosewood handle.
Crank handle is fastened as per Type 1
The no-springs, two-jaw chuck has just enough capacity to hold the drilling points shown above.

 

Two-jaw, no-springs chuck