Millers Falls No.1, 3 & 5 eggbeater drills
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Millers Falls No.3 eggbeater drill.
Type 2 - Short main handle, no crank.
This is my earliest No.3 type, in which the main spindle has been extended back towards the main handle in order to support the idler pinion.  Although this second pinion helps to support the side thrust between the main gear and its drive pinion, there is greater friction than necessary because the idler pinion rotates oppositely to the spindle - a drag to use when not fully lubricated.  The screw-on cap is lignum vitae; the main handle and crank handle are both rosewood.  This combination was long universal on Millers Falls eggbeater drills.