|Both handles are
|The patent date is Sept.
|PEXTO-18 (a.k.a. B&D-108)
Price: $30.00 plus
Peck, Stow & Wilcox made this brace with Obed Peck's
chuck, patented September 13, 1881, as stamped on the shell of the
chuck along with the company name (somewhat mangled by a wrench mark).
It is U.S. patent No. 246,904. Other than the partial obliteration of the PEXTO name, the rest of the
brace has minimal toolbox dings, with no pitting and only some
magnetite to give it the matte grey appearance it now has. The sweep is
from the patent:
Having described my invention, I
In a self-adjusting bit-stock, the
slotted, screw-threaded, and bored core A, having the partition a2, the
united jaws C C, having the pin c2, provided with spiral spring s,
playing in said bore, andf the shell D, having the swelled outer end
and the inside screw-thread, the said parts being constructed,
combined, and operating substantially as shown and described.