Millers Falls No.1, 3 & 5 eggbeater drills
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Early No.5, Type 4 - image by Randy RoederMillers Falls No.5 eggbeater drill, owned by Randy Roeder, who made this picture and gave me permission to use it here.  It is the earliest Type 4 with a 3-jaw chuck.  The frame and gear design has been found published only in a Montgomery & Co. hardware catalog.  This model has a wide-rimmed main gear that can easily be grasped with thumb & forefinger for sensitive drilling. The frame is typical of the earliest No.1 types, but the tapered crank is let into the rim of the main gear for security.  The main handle has been lengthened for the longer, spiral-fluted twist drills. The chuck is a 3-springs, 3-jaw type, unmarked.  The reeding indicates that this is an early 3-jaw chuck.  However, the design was never patented, probably because Goodell Brothers made a similar, patented chuck having the Lanfair patent of August 13, 1895.  Randy thinks the main handle is a replacement, and I agree.