GOODELL BROS. Push Drill Wood Handle Bit Storage
This is a super nice, 10" long Spiral push drill marked "Goodell Brothers Patented Nov.17.1891 Greenfield U.S.A." . It features a very nice cocobolo handle in very good condition with a nickel plated rotory cap the covers the bits storage compartment at that end, plus you get a full set of drill bits inside with bits ranging from 1/16 to 11/16". The drill bits were most likely later replacements, we believe they may have been made up until the 1960's. There is all 8 different sizes of drills included with this push drill, all in very good used condition, some appear unused. To use: insert your choice of drills in the screw type 4 jaws chuck, place drill end on centerline, choose plane by adjusting the shaft angle of alignment, and simply push the handle end which caused the drill to turn as you push. Stop pushing and the spring pushes the handle to the original position, push again as needed to the desired depth. This is a super nice clean tool! Goodell Brothers were in business before Goodell-Pratt was then Goodell Pratt was purchase by Millers Falls in 1931, so this tool has some patents and similarities to the later Millers Falls push drills. 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 85% nickel plating intact, some minor scratches and tiny dings, a good chuck and chuck sleeve threads also. A Nice one!