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    Posted 8 years ago

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    This is the latest addition to my tool collection, I have no idea what it is though? when i purchased it, I thought I was buying a early hammer drill, that was me guessing because of the action when winding the handle, there is a loud clicking as you wind the handle which causes the point to jolt, very much like a modern hammer drill. I have thought maybe leather work? The only name I can find is Rapper which is written on the side, whenever I type in Rapper I only manage to get endless amounts of singers, I cannot find anything to identify this tool?
    It does also have Patent .......... stamped on it. If anyone can tell me what this is used for i would really appreciate it.

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    1. AzTom AzTom, 8 years ago
      Does the bit turn when you crank it? Search the Patent number, that should tell you.
    2. ruralshopper ruralshopper, 8 years ago
      Yes AzTom the bit turns, the bit is kind if like a drill bit, it as 3 groves from point to 3/4 up the bit. kind of like a WW baynet, not sure i've spelt that correct? how do I go about seaching the Patent number?
    3. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 8 years ago

      T A
    4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 8 years ago
      Bayonet & my guess is that it is for punching a stitching line on leather before actual stitching. Does it look like it will "walk" as it punches holes?
    5. ruralshopper ruralshopper, 8 years ago
      No I don't think it would walk, the bit looks like it cuts a clean round hole, I had thought leather work but still can't identify another like it.
    6. ruralshopper ruralshopper, 8 years ago
      I have recently seen the gentleman who I purchaced this tool off, he is approx 85yrs of age, he informed me this was his grandfathers tool. it was used for drilling walls in construction. it does work like a hand operated hammer drill. I have checked the patent number & it was patented in 1927 in the uk & 1929 in the US, the patent was for a change of design. the names on the patent are William Guy Pell & Sidney James Brown. I can find many styles of hand drills but none with a hammer action. if anyone knows of any similar can they please inform me.
    7. walksoftly walksoftly, 8 years ago
      I would check with tool collectors clubs/forums in the UK.

      A link to the patent for others to view.

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