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Ruger Drills - Brace - Archimedian - Egg Beater & Pistol4 Ruger Drills / Tools  Before Bill Ruger joined up with Alexander Strum and became famous for the line of guns they produced, Bill Ruger tried to keep his company afloat by creating a business around making drills & tools.  He had been in the gun making business prior to this endeavor but was having problems. The tool making business did not go very well for Ruger either and he produced them for just a few short years in the late 1940s.  All are hard to find. All are desirable.  All of these examples are in pretty nice condition.

The overall condition of each tool is very good noting the typical paint loss.  Will clean to be nicer and carefully repainted these drills / tools would look awesome.  An instant collection.  Offered as a lot, or individually below.

Good +. . . . .  $Listed Individually 

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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. I am no expert and do not know all the fine points, but this one 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.

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TX-RUG-EG-1T                       TX-RUG-EG-2M                     TX-RUG-EG-3B

Good +  Top . . . . .  $395.00

Fine  Middle. . . . .  $495.00

Good  Bottom . . . . .  $250.00 

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Ruger Bit Brace / DrillRuger # 1010 Bit Brace / Drill Bill Ruger was issued a patent for his brace on Nov. 9, 1948.  Patent #151,719   The overall condition of this unusual Ruger brace is very good.  The Ruger bit brace is probably the hardest to find of the 4 tools listed.  I have heard Ruger also made a breast drill that is even scarcer and harder to find.  This example is marked # 1010 Ruger Corp Southport Conn.  This design brace can also be found marked Artisan and Seymour Smith, but this one is all Ruger.   The history and an analysis of the design can be found on a site called Georges Basement.  Here is the link  
https://www.georgesbasement.com/braces/RugerD151719/Ruger-D151719-braces.htm

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Good +. . . . .  $395.00       SOLD!!

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Seymour Smith Bit Braces in Display Box - NOS2 Seymour Smith No. 2310 10" Bit Braces in Display Box - NOS  After Bill Ruger moved on from his short lived foray into the tool / drill production arena, Seymour Smith produced their 2310 brace as part of their own line using Ruger's design / patent ideas.

The cardboard display box measures 15" x 8" x 9".   The display box has some moisture warpedge issues but is still sturdy and will be an excellent display. Both bit braces are new old stock and in great shape.  It is a great design and very smooth working ratchet system. Note the condition of the name stamps on the end of the pads.  Top of the line.

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TX-2SS-BRACE

Fine . . . . . $450.00 

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Goodell Pratt No. 655 Hand DrillGoodell Pratt No. 655 Hand Drill   Introduced in 1926.  It is a 1/4" capacity single speed.  Good chuck. Note the gear support.  Nice.

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Good + . . . . . $25.00

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Millers Falls # 2A Hand DrillMillers Falls # 2A Hand Drill  The Millers Falls #2 eggbeater style hand drill is the top choice amongst users.  They were made over a long span and have had type studies done on them.  This one is designated a 2A on the crank.  It has seen little use and includes the bits seen.  Some are original, and some not. The chuck is fine.  Runs smooth and is tight.   All original.  Lightly cleaned, there is no need for a rebuild or whatever they say they do to the ones selling for 150 + on ebay.  Nice!

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ALA-MF-2A

Fine  . . . . . . $60.00

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Millers Falls # 2 Hand DrillMillers Falls # 2 Hand Drill  The Millers Falls #2 eggbeater style hand drill is considered by many to be the finest hand drill made and is the top choice amongst users. They were made over a long span and have had type studies done on them that one can find online. This one is designated a No. 2 on the crank.  It has seen lite use. The 3 jaw chuck is fine.  Runs smooth and handle is tight to the frame.  Lightly cleaned, there is no need for a rebuild or whatever they say they do to the ones selling for 150 + on eBay.  Nice!

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SR-MF2-2

Good +. . . . .  $50.00

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Millers Falls # 2 Hand DrillMillers Falls # 2 Hand Drill  The Millers Falls #2 eggbeater style hand drill is considered by many to be the finest hand drill made and is the top choice amongst users. They were made over a long span and have had type studies done on them that one can find online. This one is designated a No. 2 on the crank.  It has seen lite use. The 3 jaw chuck is fine.  Runs smooth and handle is tight to the frame.   Lightly cleaned, there is no need for a rebuild or whatever they say they do to the ones selling for 150 + on eBay.  Nice!

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SR-MF2-3

Good +. . . . .  $60.00

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Millers Falls # 77 Hand Drill Millers Falls # 77 Hand Drill  Millers Falls offered a number of different model hand drills.  The 77 is a small light duty single speed hand drill. This example has seen lite use and is in excellent condition. The 3 jaw chuck is fine.  Runs smooth and handle is tight to the frame.   Very Nice!

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SR-MF-77

Fine . . . . .  $20.00

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L. L. Davis Patented May 25 1886 Bit BracePatented May 25 1886 Davis Bit Brace  I see just the one patent date on the small ratchet knob. It is not marked Davis that i can see but it is the form and style.  That patent was granted to a John Bolen.  The condition is very nice with minor nickel losses and some rusty areas.  The ratchet works and the chuck is pretty nice.  This would clean up to be much nicer.

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Good +. . . . .55.00

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

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TX-DBRACE

Good  . . . . . $35.00 

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Stanley 100 Plus 1610 Enclosed Gear Hand DrillStanley 100 Plus 1610 Enclosed Gear Hand Drill  The only place this is marked is on the crank handle.  Different from the 610 because it has a storage handle and this example includes a number of bits including the originals.  Nice overall condition.  1/4" capacity.  Lightly used but tight and will be a good user.

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TX-S1610

Fine . . . . .  $25.00 

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Stanley # 49 Auger Bit StopStanley # 49 Auger Bit Stop  Light rust spots and some nickel loss. It functions properly.  Pretty nice!! 

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RNO-S49

Good  . . . . . $10.00 

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