NORTH BROTHERS 1555 Yankee Breast Drill *SOLD*
A scarce and very good No.1555 Yankee breast drill by NORTH BROTHERS USA.
This heavy duty breast drill was the 'top of the line' offering from NORTH BROTHERS and highly regarded by users.
Featuring a 5 position central adjuster giving plain drill, left hand ratchet, right hand ratchet, double ratchet and gears locked operations.
2 speeds, 2 position breast plate, 3 jaw chuck.
Various patents with 'PAT DEC 15.08' marked next to the speed lever and '"YANKEE" No 1555 NORTH BROS MFG CO PHILA PA USA PAT NOV 2 97, JULY 28 03, NOV 2 09, AUG 23 10, JAN 24 11 OTHERS PENDING' on the central adjuster, please see close-up image.
Marked '"YANKEE" NORTH BROS MFG CO PHILA PA USA PAT MAR 15 10' on the chuck.
Good hardwood handles with much of their original finish.
All parts move freely and tighten securely, the ratchet works as it should.
161/2 inches overall length excluding the jaws.
A fine example.
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