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

Fine  Middle. . . . .  $495.00

Good  Bottom . . . . .  $250.00       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 warp 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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Fine . . . . . $450.00 

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Artisan 2310 Bit BraceArtisan 2310 12" Bit Brace  This sale is for the 12" ARTISAN Bit Brace pictured. Artisan and Seymour Smith braces are near identical to Ruger marked versions of bit braces and there are connections.  Ruger, the famous gun maker, produced the 1010 Bit Brace. Was there a direct connection, or did Seymour Smith buy the rights after Ruger changed back to gun making after their short foray in to tool making. That info is out there. There is a lot of info on the internet about the connection between Ruger braces,  Artisan and Seymour - Smith including who made what, when, and for who.

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Good . . . . . $125.00 

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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. 

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AMN-2101

Good +. . . . .  $85.00

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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 + . . . . . $20.00     SOLD!!

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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 . . . . .  $24.00      SOLD!!

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Antique Millers Falls # 2 Hand DrillMillers Falls # 2 Hand Drill  Millers Falls offered a number of different model hand drills.  The # 2 is considered by many to be the finest hand drill ever offered.  Collectors and users are especially interested in this early version with Rosewood handle and the crank gear guide to keep it running tight and straight.  This one comes with the original bits seen.  Light wear.  Chuck is fine.  Side handle present.  Very Nice!

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Fine . . . . .  $120.00

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Millers Falls # 2 Hand Drill / PartsMillers Falls # 2 Hand Drill / Parts   As above.  Missing crank handle, side handle and wheel guide!  What is here is nice.  The handle is tight.  PARTS

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AMN-MF-2P

Good  . . . . .  $30.00

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L. L. Davis Patented May 25 1886 Bit BracePatented May 25 1886 Davis Bit Brace  I see one patent date on the small ratchet knob. It is marked Davison the brass chuck.  That patent was granted to a John Bolen.  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.

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Good +. . . . .75.00

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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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Good  . . . . . $30.00 

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