Rare Brass Framed Hand Drill
10th July 2015
A wonderful quality brass framed hand drill with ebony handles.
This recent find, although unnamed, is of exceptional quality and the first we have seen with a figure of eight frame shape. Every part is finished to a very high standard with detail indicating that no time or expense was spared in its manufacture.
There is a little wear to the ebony, mainly shrinkage cracks and a chip to the head-stock.
This head-stock unscrews to reveal an adjuster to take up any slack in the movement, similar to that found on bow drills.
Possibly one of a kind and now with its new owner in the USA.
Enjoy the photographs.
OLD HAND TOOLS