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Jim Schmitt's No.85, Type 14 Millers Falls eggbeater drill
Millers Falls No.85 eggbeater drill; found and photographed by Jim Schmitt.  Type 14 - The Millers Falls Co. name and model number are now stamped above the triangular Millers Falls logo, between the crank's and main gear's affixing screws.  This is a new arrangement.  The frame retains its steel center hub for a side handle and the provisions for the No.1's back-support wiper, but the No.85 style does not use either the side handle or the wiper.  There is an indistinct groove between the frame's central boss and the rear spindle housing, which disappears with the Type 14B frame.  The main handle has the older, sharply flared shape and is made from hardwood; similarly, the mushroom-shaped crank handle retains an earlier shape, but is also now just hardwood, rather than the former rosewood.  The Star pattern, protected-spring, 3-jaw chuck is still used.
Jim Schmitt's No85 Type 14 Millers Falls eggbeater drill