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Unusual Antique Bronze Hand Drill

Item#: TOB687



A Bronze Hand Drill With Beveled Gears. This is a museum quality 19th century French bronze hand drill with turned Cuban mahogany baluster, connected to a brass head, steel knockout chuck and beveled bronze gears. The beveled gears have the advantage that one turn of the handle yields about two turns of the chuck thus increasing the speed of rotation of the drilling bit.