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Ten Drills and Two Drilling Braces

Auction:
2502
Lot:
337
Sold for:
$1,126$950

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 01, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Ten Drills and Two Drilling Braces, England and Switzerland, mostly 19th century, including six bow drills with turned wood handles and brass mounts, three (one boxed) with ivory bowstring pulleys; and four "Archimedes" drills; one drilling brace of steel, the other nickel; lg. 6-15 1/2 in.

Note: Drilling is covered in Crom #2 extensively, on pp. 427-436. In those pages, readers are referred to examples of such drilling tools illustrated in Wyke's and Stubs' tool catalogues, especially figures 245 and 308 in Crom #2.
Estimate $400-600

Keywords

United Kingdom, Drill, Drilling and threading