Hand drill

12/22/2008 at 8:28 pm (tools)

Some very good friends of ours dropped us off a couple gifts the other day.

They had found an antique hand drill at a store and purchased it for me. I am quite impressed.

handdrill1It is a Millers Falls Tools Drill No. 5 made in Greenfield, Mass.

According to this site, it was made sometime after 1931.

Very cool.

Tonight I grabbed one of my drill bits and was testing out to see how it works when the top handle came a bit loose. It occurred to me that it looked as though there might be storage space in there. And sure enough there was, and inside the storage space were three drill bits.




  1. Ginny said,


  2. mrsabbott said,

    Oooh! That is so cool! I can only imagine the history behind it! :)

  3. Brenda said,

    It has been doing its job, faithfully, all of these years, I hope that it will serve you well. It’s a continuation of a great agrarian tradition.

  4. TNDadx4 said,

    Wow… what a cool gift. Hand tools are a unique link to simpler times.

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