Posted 10 years ago
This is my Champion Post Drill. I did not find the model number but think it is from the 1940's. I look at it and I see Art!
The post drill is capable of drilling anything that can be drilled by a modern drill press of equivalent size. Post drills were small (compared with the large line-shaft driven camel-back drill presses) and easily crated and shipped to any location.
The original owner assembled the post drill, mounted it to a wooden plank, and bolted the plank to a post or column in his workshop and added the motor. It is now sitting in my warehouse waiting for me to transfer to my workshop.
This is a very interesting link for iron tools and the history of iron.