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Past Sales Archive

This is just a sample of the many antique drills & boring related tools we have sold. 
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Special Note Concerning Prices Seen Below:
Most prices seen reflect actual sale results from this website.
Prices seen span a long time and may not reflect current values.  Some are selling for more, many now sell for less.
On other pieces you will see no price, or a price range, with or without an explanation.  The reasons for that are discussed on the FAQ page.

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Goodell Pratt # 5 1/2 2 Speed Hand DrillGoodell Pratt 2 Speed # 5 1/2 Hand Drill  This 2 speed drill is marked Goodell Pratt on the crank handle and chuck.  Nice Rosewood storage handle.  Nice overall condition.  3/8" capacity. Lift the knob marked fast / slow, and turn 90 degrees to change the speed. You need to move the wheel just a touch so it will change. Tight and will be a good user.

Fine . . . . .  $45.00        SOLD!!







Ruger Egg Beater DrillRuger Egg Beater Drill The overall condition is very good noting the typical paint loss on the gear wheel.  Will clean to be even nicer and carefully repainted would look awesome.

Good +. . . . .  $295.00      SOLD!!








Ruger Egg Beater DrillRuger Egg Beater Drill Bill Ruger only made this design drill for a short period, but each of these has subtle differences. The pics show the differences. The bottom one is missing its end cap.

The middle one is blued and appears to have never been painted with the typical red paint Bill Ruger used. Restored? Not sure. I am no expert and do not know all the fine points, but it sure looks right, and great.

The paint on the top one is so bright I am going to go out on a limb here and say it was redone.

Good +  Top . . . . .  $395.00          SOLD!!

Fine  Middle. . . . .  $450.00           SOLD!!

Good  Bottom . . . . .  $250.00       SOLD!!




Goodell Pratt #32 Bench Screw DriverGoodell Pratt #32 Bench Screw Driver  I have never seen this before.  I looked it up in a 1915 GP catalog and read about it.  No wonder you do not find many.  Taking the work to the tool and then holding it one handed while operating the drill with the other seems a bit convoluted to me.  Every collection of screwdrivers or old / odd tools needs this.

Good + . . . . . . .$125.00        SOLD!




Yankee #50 Reciprocating DrillYankee #50 Reciprocating Drill in Original Box  This is NOS and shows no signs of ever being used.  This model drill is set up to always turn to the right on the up and down of the handle this quickly and efficiently drilling a neat and accurate hole.   Ready to go!

Excellent + . . . . . . .$150.00        SOLD!







Yankee / North Brothers #130A Screw Driver Yankee / North Brothers #130A Screw Driver  The box is a bit beat up, but the screwdriver itself looks to have seen little to no use. The spring is present, and the action flawless.   I am thinking it is war issue from the finishes.

Excellent . . . . . .$45.00         SOLD!!






Millers Falls #2 Hand DrillMillers Falls #2A Hand Drill  The Millers Falls #2 series of hand drills are very popular and considered by many the finest hand drill made.  This example looks to have seen little use and includes the fluted bits shown.  There is no side handle.   Ready to go!

Fine  . . . . . . .$60.00       SOLD!





North Brothers / Yankee #1530 Hand DrillNorth Brothers / Yankee #1530 Hand Drill  This is the favorite of users.  The transmission idea from their large breast drills was sized to fit this smaller hand drill making it without a doubt the most versatile of all vintage hand drills.  I especially like the double ratchet position where when you go back and forth the drill keeps going forward.   Much more precise and versatile than one of those battery things with that 3lb weight hanging off the bottom.  Ready to go!

Fine  . . . . . . .$60.00          SOLD!






Millers Falls #2 Hand Drill Millers Falls #2 Hand Drill  The Millers Falls #2 series of hand drills are very popular and considered by many the finest hand drill made.  This example looks to have seen little use and includes the fluted bits shown..   Ready to go!

Excellent  . . . . . . .$50.00     SOLD!






Millers Falls #980 2 Speed Hand DrillMillers Falls #980 / Craftsman 2 Speed Hand Drill    The Millers Falls #980 2 Speed Hand drill has up to a 3/8" capacity and a 3 jaw chuck. It was their largest hand drill.  Nice!.

Good + . . . . . .$35.00         SOLD!






North Brothers / Yankee #1530 Hand DrillNorth Brothers / Yankee #1530 A Hand Drill  This is the favorite hand drill of users.  North Brothers utilized the transmission idea from their larger breast drills and sized it to fit this smaller hand drill.   It without a doubt the most versatile of all vintage hand drills.  I especially like the double ratchet position where  you go back and forth with the crank and the drill keeps going forward.   Much more precise and versatile than one of those battery things with that 3lb weight hanging off the bottom.  Ready to go!

Fine  . . . . . . .$50.00     SOLD




Erlandsen Bow DrillErlandsen Bow Drill This nice looking bow drill is marked beneath the collar w/ the NY makers name Erlandsen.  .

Good  . . . . .$375.00     SOLD!






Yankee #100 Screwdriver & Drill SetYankee #100 Screwdriver & Drill Set  This is the nicest condition set I have seen in years.  There is no sign it was ever used.  It is mint.

Good+ . . . . .$175.00         SOLD!






Yankee # 100 Tool Set in Original BoxYankee # 100 Tool Set in Original Box  This Yankee # 100 Tool Set in its original Box is dead mint.  The outer green box has some loses and a tear on one side, but the wood box and contents are like new never been used.  Very Nice!!

Fine  . . . . . . . $225.00     SOLD!!






Yankee / North Brothers #100 Radio Drill / Driver / Tool Set in Original BoxYankee / North Brothers #100 Radio Drill / Driver / Tool Set in Original Box   As above in slightly lesser condition.  The box has lost a lot of finish, but the tools themselves look to have seen little if any use.  Still very nice and a quality product that will be a pleasure to use.

Good + . . . . . .$180.00        SOLD!





Yankee #41 Push Drill in BoxYankee #41 Push Drill in Box  This is a pretty nice example with all of its original bits.   Getting tough to find in this condition

Good + . . . . . .$55.00      SOLD!







#130 A Yankee Spiral Ratchet Screw Driver in Box w/ Extras# 130 A Yankee Spiral Ratchet Screw Driver in Box w/ Extras   This example has 7 different driver bits, and the adapter a a few bits to make it a drill.

Fine  . . . . . . . $40.00      SOLD!!







Yankee # 130A Spiral Ratchet Screw Driver / BoxYankee # 130 A Spiral Ratchet Screw Driver / Box    This Yankee Spiral Ratchet Screw Driver in its original Box has been lightly used and is still nice.  All the bits shown are included including the one that turns it into a 1/4" drive socket driver.  A piece I have not seen very often.  Handy!!  Nice!!

Good +  . . . . . . . $40.00       SOLD!!







Yankee #100 Drill / Driver / Tool Set 2 Yankee #100 Drill / Driver / Tool Sets in Original Boxes  What you see is what you get.  Both sets are near mint and all here.  Tough to find in this condition. The one on the left is probably WWII era with the blued or oxidized finish.  Other than that they are identical.  Top shelf piece of Yankee / North Brothers workmanship and quality.   Put that battery thing down and use the real deal.   You will "feel" the difference.

Left . . . . Good +  . . . . . $150.00    SOLD!!

Right . . . . . .Good +  . . . . . $225.00      SOLD!




Goodell Pratt #188 Push Drill in Original BoxGoodell Pratt #188 A Push Drill in Original Box  Minty Nice, never used with 8 bits in the handle and 6 or so more in the tube seen.

Fine . . . . . .  $35.00      SOLD!!







Millers Falls #188 Push DrillMillers Falls #188 Push Drill   This has 5 of the original fluted end bits.  It operates just fine. 

Good + . . . . . .$30.00       SOLD!!










Goodell Pratt No. 0 Reciprocating DrillGoodell Pratt No. 0 Reciprocating Drill  Very nice.  Like new hardly used.  Shelf dust from sitting 75 years.  Good wood.  Catalog calls it off as cherry.  Chuck revolves on both the up and down stroke. 16-1/2" long with a 1/4" three jaw chuck. The chuck is marked "Goodell-Pratt Company Greenfield, Mass. U.S.A. Pat. Aug. 3, 1895.

Fine . . . . . $50.00          SOLD!!





Ruger Pistol Grip Hand DrillRuger Pistol Grip Hand Drill  This hand drill was made by the gun manufacturing outfit Ruger Corp. of Bridgeport CT.  These unusual hand drills date from the 40's - 50's and are pretty hard to find.  I have read that the founder of the company was a tool designer prior to venturing into firearm manufacture.  This is a pretty nice example and will clean to be much nicer.

Good   . . . . . . .$250.00       SOLD!




Primitive Hand Drills2 Primitive Hand Drills   The left one is nicer than the right.  Both are unusual.    

Left . . . . Good + . . . . . .$75.00      SOLD!!

Right . . . . Good + . . . . . .$75.00      SOLD!!







Stanley # 2101A Bell System B Bit BraceStanley # 2101A 10" Bell System B Bit Brace  The 2101 is considered by many to be the finest brace made. This example is very nice with nearly all its plating and showing little signs of use.  Very very nice.

This brace sat unused for many years, and as is typical the green grease inside had hardened and gummed up the works. Thanks to the step by step instructions found on Georges Basement Tool website I was able to disassemble, clean, and re assemble it in a reasonable amount of time.  All was good inside.  It now operates flawlessly and will last another lifetime. 

Good +. . . . .  $95.00         SOLD!!






L. L. Davis Patented May 25 1886 Bit BracePatented May 25 1886 Davis Level & Tool Co. Bit Brace  I see one patent date on the small ratchet knob. That patent was granted to a John Bolen. It is marked L. L. Davis on the brass chuck. The condition is very nice with minor nickel losses and some rusty spots. The ratchet works and the chuck is pretty nice. This would clean up to be much nicer.

Good +. . . . .50.00            SOLD!!






Davis Patent Brace Davis Level & Tool Co. Patent Brace   A non ratcheting example. Gutta Percha handle is damage free. The patent info is around the chuck.

Good  . . . . . $25.00             SOLD!!







Goodell Pratt Hand ViceGoodell Pratt Hand Vice  Nice condition.

Good +   . . . . . .$50.00       SOLD!




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Our current offering of Antiques for sale are at our sister Website Patented-Antiques.com.


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