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Forum topic by AnthonyHbm posted 10-29-2015 08:12 PM 2314 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-29-2015 08:12 PM

Topic tags/keywords: vintage tools miller falls stanley irwin bit brace auger bits miller falls 772-10 stanley no 78 rapier 10 miller falls 2b tools

I recently cleaned out my father’s basement and came across a few gems to add to my toolbox:

1. Miller Falls Eggbeater Hand Drill (possibly 2B or 2D model 1922)

2. Stanley No. 78 8IN Bit Brace

3. Rapier 10 (Gateshead England) Sliding Bevel Gauge. Looks exactly like the Stanley No. 18

4. 16oz Claw Hammer (No Markings)

I also recently bought these sweet tools from
1. Miller Falls 772-10 10” Bit Brace

2. Irwin Carpenter’s Set (13 auger bits, medium screw & in Borechest – DM)

I searched the Net for the 10” Sliding Bevel but thus far have found no references to it other than it looks just like the Stanley No. 18. Any light you can shed on this is much appreciated.

-- Anthonyhbm

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#1 posted 10-30-2015 03:46 AM

Can’t shed any light, but that auger set is gorgeous!

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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#2 posted 10-30-2015 08:12 PM

Those are some nice looking tools. I just finished restoring a MF #2 drill and I love it. I think you may be off on your date. From what I’ve been able to find online, they had the LRCC wheels, or friction rollers, until 1938 which is when they switched to the idler pinion. I don’t see the friction rollers on yours so I’d say it’s post 1938. It is an awesome user though if you’re so inclined.

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#3 posted 10-31-2015 02:24 AM

Thank you for the response ForestGrl & HokieKen. I appreciate the correction of the date on the hand drill. All these tools are being used and perform exquisitely. The hammer handle had a varnish finish but i scraped it off and sanded it to 150 grit.

-- Anthonyhbm

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#4 posted 10-31-2015 09:00 PM

That’s a nice haul indeed. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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