stage of the Type L model of the No.2 drill.
The hollow main
handle is lined, just like the handles of the
1, No.1 & No.3, Millers Falls eggbeater drills.
Compare to the longer handle
the Type L2.
patent date on the chuck
is still August 14, 1877.
The crank handle underwent
from the Type L0 to the Type L2.
The two drills seen here have fastening styles that span the Type L0 -
Type L2 range.
Maybe the frames did, too. None of the Type L series handled thrust
Note that the main gears
have smooth faces, typical of all the early No.1, No.2 & No.3
drills made by Millers Falls.
The two drills seen on
this webpage are the earliest examples of the open-framed No.2 drill
that came with the no-springs, two-jaw chuck on their threaded
spindles. The earlier
Type M drills had no chucks as delivered, and instead used a
tapered socket to hold the bits or accessory chucks. The Type M
drills also had the short handles intended for the short,
straight-flute bits that had uniform body diameters, with the working
ends of the bits swaged down to different diameters.