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  1. Stopped in at a local indoor "flea market" yesterday...picked up these treasures. Grand total with tax +$13 or $1.625/ea for the 8 items. The pruning saw maybe has been used 1 or 2 times. DIB price tag was $19.98. It replaces my old Fiskars pruning saw. The egg beater is a no name, but like new condition...wooden handle & crank knob, but nylon gears; the chuck is as valuable to me as the rest once I remove the stuck 1/4" twist bit; might be a good beginner tool for my oldest grandson? The Karbo-grit is more of a novelty than anything especially since in OB although the grit surface (fine) is very good. I always can use an extra 1/4 chuck key + the cord retainer; The drill bits in the wooden container Is suspect are from the late 40's to early 50's. No name brand. Originally included 9 bits but only 6 are there. No 1/16" Label is marked "For Hand, Breast, Post, Bench Drills. The X-Acto handle and blade is new although the plate has slipped in the back. The Copper rivets ~3/16" dia. x 3/8" L. Tower Mfg, Madison, IN; original price tag $2.49 I use to use similar to "roll" upper main bearing halves out; maybe make my own jeans now or something...lived in Madison from 1953-1955. The auger bit is #8 (8/16 or 1/2" by 12"L marked Van Camp (thanks @John Moody). Former Indianapolis Hardware & Tool Company Carbide attached particles to a copper plate attached to a wood block Cat #9-3002 Original price sticker of 25 cents
  2. Earlier this year I made a sashay through one of the in-door flea markets in the "Emerald City." Didn't need this one either but I didn't have one like it so...it followed me home I think I paid $1.95 plus tax...kinda crusty...here's the journey through the summer concluding about a month ago. Thanks for looking. Dunlap Model 4217 Push Drill...probably somewhere in the mid to late 50's. Very similar to Millers-falls of that era and uses the same Goodell-Pratt style chuck (four flutes) used by Millers-Falls when they purchased G-P. From the severe oxidation and corrosion on the handle, I suspect it laid in water or wet debris for some time... More on the planes and MF 100 (Buck Rogers) in future threads...The 4217 cleaned and polished pretty well and I was tempted to leave it that way however there was some severe pitting do I decided to paint. Not an exact paint match, but I have several spray bombs of International-Farmall red which seems pretty close. Purists will probably scream...I probably won't when they pry it out of my cold dead hands. Cleaned up pretty well...It had 7-1/2 of the original bits...1/16" usually broken if not missing . Used the Dremel & wire brush to clean surface rust, then coated with Johnson's. Poor man's storage containers I'll divulge in thier own thread. SinceI don't have access to VCI paper anymore, I wrap with wax paper before storing. I thought I had a picture with the cap reinstalled, but can't find it. When I get a round to-it I'll update.
  3. OK, by the standards established in other threads this is not a collection since it's <24, but it's something to do and keeps old tools and traditions alive; plus I actually use now 3 of these from time-to-time. My fascination with hand drills began at over 60 years ago as did my collection...I just didn't know I'd start collecting at age 3. In the picture below, top row, the drill on the far left belonged to my grandfather. There is no name on it and it is not to the level of the Stanley's beside it. The cap is stamped on top 1.59. I seem to recall similar drills in the Hardware Section of our G.C. Murphy Department Store. The cap unscrewed for bit storage but none of the bits remain...probably lost by me at age 3 or 4. I do remember bits in the handle. I would have to drag a kitchen chair over near the china hutch to climb above and retrieve the drill from on top of a cabinet above the hutch. I also recall getting my butt smacked as a deterrent from playing with the drill, but alas wasted effort. The Stanley Yankee Handyman (Model H1221A, Hy-Lo drive) next to it is my most recent purchase. I picked it out of a bucket of junk at a local Pawn Shop. I gave $5 for it. It has 7/8 original bits. It was pretty nasty but cleaned up nicely. The painted wood handle/knobs was cleaned with 50-50 Simple Green/water, then 3 coats of Johnson's Rust cleaned with Dremel & brass wire brush, polished on the buffing wheel then 3 coats wax. Nest to it, with the red flywheel is Stanley (No 1221). Same process as above to refurb. While a 1221, not the H model, so no bit storage or hy-lo crank. Think I gave $2-$3 for it. Next to it is also a 1221 (no H or bit storage) but is a hy-lo crank. I gave $1 for it at a local flea market. Last one on left pic is my prize I bought last fall for $3 at the Covered Bridge Festival. A Stanley Yankee, North Bros, H1431. The brand is on both the chuck and handle ferrule. The black and yellow is a John Deere made by Stanley. I bought this new in probably 1986-87 when Deere closed out their Carpenter Tool line most of which was made for them by Stanley. Has all eight bits plus I bought an extra set. At the time, my cost was less than $5 for all. It's also a hy-lo...very similar to the Red/Blue Handyman just a newer version. Gear tooth side of flywheels The 1.59 on grandpa's drill cap; Still have the original box the JD came in A little better pics close-up...my old phone camera is only 2mp I think I'll probably repaint the flywheel on the older H1221...pretty rusty and it's cast steel. The H1221A had some nasty chalk like stuff or maybe Liquid Nails where the bare paint area is. I tried everything to get it off and finally used some spray carburetor/ choke/ injector cleaner. It removed it, but took most of the paint too. I just can't bring myself to completely refinish; adds to the character don't you think? Anyways, one of my vices...I've let a few go if over $5 bucks or just completely worn out or junk, but at least these are saved. One of these days when I get I may refurb grandpa's drill...Time just isn't right yet. I have typed up a short story, rolled up and placed in the bit storage (since I lost the bits 60+ years ago) about it's history. My grandmother made sure I was the one to get it though! I intend it go to my oldest grandson. Edit: removed redundant pic
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