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Unusual hand Cranked Drill No manufactures Info F H O???

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Drills89 of 104old braceEarly 1800's Primitive Wood Manual Hand Made Drill Bitstock Brace J.W. ROSS H & R Boker D Pattberg William Marples?
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    Posted 9 years ago

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    This an unusual hand drill. Never seen another like it. It is a hand powered item that the business end rotates back and forth. not round and round.
    There is no indication of manufacture, however there are some faint initials(?) stamped on one side of F H O.

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    1. walksoftly walksoftly, 9 years ago
      valve lapping tool
      you can find them on ebay
    2. barefootslim barefootslim, 9 years ago
      (Smacking my self up side the head!)
    3. walksoftly walksoftly, 9 years ago
      Your welcome glad to be of assistance where I can.
      I hope you didn't leave a mark, might be hard to explain.
    4. chinablue chinablue, 9 years ago
      WOW, walksoftly! You are on the ball tonight. Great solve. :-)
    5. AzTom AzTom, 9 years ago
      It would be interesting to know what purpose they converted this tool into with that flat washer on the end.
    6. TRIKER TRIKER, 9 years ago
      If you continue turning the crank, it should slowly make a full circle as it goes back and forth. Washer looks like it was ground to a shallow point for drilling something soft like wood.
    7. grandpathings grandpathings, 9 years ago
      1928-1931 MODEL A FORD~ 1932 1953 FORD V8 & SIX's VINTAGE VALVE LAPPING TOOL.

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