Goodell-Pratt Yankee Style Spiral Push Drill No. 188A Box
This is a super nice Spiral push drill marked "GOODELL-PRATT CO. GREENFIELD MASS. MADE IN U.S.A. NO. 188A". It comes with a full set of 8 drill points in very good shape, and the original box in solid condition with one good end label intact. This push drill features 8 compartments on an rotary index in the handle that hold 8 drills in different sizes. There are drill point sizes marked on the side of each drill compartment on the side of the handle to help you keep your drills organized. There is all 8 different sizes of drills included with this push drill, all in very good used condition, some appear unused. This model has the rotary handle cap for drill point storage, that is spring loaded and a latch holds the cap closed or in the position of the drill you may select. All looks like new. To use: insert your choice of drills in the collet type chuck, tighten drill point in place, place drill tip on centerline, choose plane by adjusting the shaft angle of alignment, and simply push the handle end which caused the drill point to turn (and drill the same size hole as the point) as you push. Stop pushing and the spring pushes the handle to the original position, push again and again as needed to reach the desired hole depth. This is a super nice clean tool! Goodell-Pratt was purchase by Millers Falls in 1931, so this tool was made from about 1920-1931. Please note that this is a different drill point type that the Stanley or North Brothers Yankee uses. These drill points have a + shape machined on to the end that fits in the chuck of the push drill. This type drill with all 8 drill points is very rare, particularly in this nice of condition. The push drill has about 99% nickel plating intact, very minor wear, a good screw type chuck and spiral/spring, the rotary cap works smoothly. A Nice one!
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