Viking Hand Drill Egg-Beater Type Single Speed
Made in U.S.A.!
This is a nice clean, quality made egg beater type, single speed hand drill with the maker's name VIKING MADE IN U.S.A. on the cast main drive crank wheel. I can't find what U.S. manufacturer used the VIKING trade name. It most likely is a sales distributor's trade name instead. It is very similar to the Millers Falls No. 2500 model. The crank and drive gears are all in great shape, about 75% of the original red paint are intact. This one is 10.25" long overall, and has a 3/16" diameter chuck capacity (this one has the quality 3 jaw chuck that is spring loaded, works fine, turns true on center). The hand crank wheel is made of an alloy metal that is resistant to rusting so no rust on it. The wheel is well attached, meshes with the drive gear very well and turns smoothly. Nice quality parts! The handles are good quality hardwood, nice looking, unique turning on the main handle, and still in very nice condition, no cracks, minor scratches, some tiny dings, snug fitting. The main center shaft is steel, has some darkening but is not rusty or damaged. Overall the condition is very good, no rust on the polished bare metal surfaces, nice wood parts, very clean overall. The gears and all the spindles are in great shape, cranks smoothly, nice simple design. A good solid tool from the 1930's-50's era, ready to use or display!