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    Posted 4 years ago

    McCoyNelson
    (217 items)

    Another variant of the drill, this model requires you to move it in a twist motion in order for it to drill the bit into whatever you were drilling. This dates back to 1891, as it reads: Pat. Nov. 17 1891. The Keen Kutter mark is found somewhere on the piece (All of their tools are marked somewhere on the item.) This doesn't have the typical bar and wedge logo like other pieces. Simply because the trademark didn't have a patented design. It wasn't until around 1896-1900 that the mark first appeared. It was first made in 1891, but it can obviously be a little younger. They have made them until at least 1912, (found on page 447 of the catalog)

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    1. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 4 years ago
      Never knew or thought to look to see who made these, Now I know it is a Keen Kutter, There's one in my grandfathers tool chest (he was born in 1874) guess I should take a good look thru it again as I've not seen the inside for over 40 years now, I sort of thought it was a bit newer and belonged to my Dad so Thanks for this Info.
    2. McCoyNelson McCoyNelson, 4 years ago
      No Problem PP. If you do manage to find Keen Kutter in that chest, please share it here. I'd love to see and provide info on them.
    3. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 4 years ago
      I sure will do that, Next warm day i will start digging my way to it LOL It's in deep.
      And thank you for the Info offer.
    4. McCoyNelson McCoyNelson, 4 years ago
      no problem. I'm dedicated to giving info

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