Falls No.5 eggbeater drill; Type 7C - Still with
"No.5" stamped on the spindle housing.
The company data and patent date are no longer on the no-springs, 3-jaw chuck. Instead, the straight-sided crank has the triangular Millers Falls, Mass. logo of the Type 10 drills, but the main handle has the crisp flare of the number-stamped-spindle Type 7A & 7B drills. You may notice that the main gear's spokes appear a little heavier now, and the gear's casting hasn't been fettled completely - vestiges of the liquid-metal feeding gates still show. The main gear & crank may be parts from a later drill, but the main handle doesn't look replaced, as that would require disturbing the rivet that passes through the brass ferrule or the rivet that fastens the handle's shaft (which also holds the pinion gear) to the frame. Neither rivet looks altered.
Ted Sodt found this drill and graciously gave me permission to use his photographs.