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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.
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Millers Falls Beam DrillMillers Falls Beam Drill The Millers Falls Beam Drill is the best known and most often sought of all of these to be put back into service.  This one is in pretty nice condition.   

Good  . . . . .$395.00      SOLD!





Phillips 1875 Patent Beam Boring Machine1875 Phillips Patent Beam Boring Machine  At first glance this unusual boring machine looks like a Millers Falls boring machine with its distinctive steel rods for the tilting feature.  It is not.   It is an earlier 1875 Phillips patent that is usually seen with a wooden frame.  This example is unmarked and was identified by main design features of the boring mechanism.  The patent shows it with the wooden frame.  I am not sure where this boring machine using steel rods for its tilting design fits into the scheme of things in relation to Millers Falls and the steel rods they used for their tilt feature on their line of boring machines.  I can imagine a few different explanations. 

The most distinctive feature of this machines design after the steel rod tilt feature is its spiral screw drive and depth stop collar.  It is an interesting design with an automatic reversing feature that is activated once it hits the pre-determined depth the collar was set to. 

It is all operational and pretty much damage free, noting a bit of rot on one of the base legs.  All screws and moving parts are good.  There is not a lot of play or slop in the main gearing or bearings.  In cleaning it up I had to cut it off of the original base and replace a few of the mounting bolts that were beyond saving.

A new and different one for the antique tool collector, timber framer, or other user!!

Good . . . . . $595.00    SOLD!!



1875 Phillips Patent Beam Boring Machine1875 Phillips Patent Beam Boring Machine  This 1875 Phillips patent boring machine is in nice condition.  This example is marked with the patent info on the head.  The cast iron tilting feature is undamaged.  The handles are nice, and it all seems to work as designed.  It has a reversing feature that works as well. There is not a lot of play or slop in the main gearing or bearings. 

A nice piece for the antique tool or drill collector, timber framer, off grid sort, or other user!!

Good . . . . . $150.00    SOLD!!




Heavy Duty Beam DrillHeavy Duty Beam Drill  This is a pretty nice example that with a little cleaning and oiling will make for a great user or a welcome addition to the collection.  Note the heavy duty cast iron side supports that allow this model to drill angled holes.  I have seen lots of other versions of these where this feature was under designed and one side or the other was broken and damaged.  Not the case here.  The wood is OK, but a bit dry and will look great after a treatment.  There is little to no slop in the head or gearing.  A nice piece that will make a great user. 

Good +  . . . . . . .$275.00     SOLD!





Ajax Beam Boring Machine / DrillAjax Beam Boring Machine / Drill  This Ajax Boring Machine looks to be in OK condition.  I see no cracks or breaks. It goes up and down and round and round.  It looks to me to be reversible for a different speed perhaps, or able to use it through the top?  There is a wedge lock depth stop  still on the side rail.  The adjustable handles are a nice touch as is the tilting feature.  There is not a lot of slop or wear.  I believe it will make a good user.   4 large bits shown in the last pics are also included in the price..  

Good +  . . . . . . .$295.00      SOLD!




Russell Jennings / Stanley 100 13pc Auger Drill Bit Set  This set looks to have seen little to no use.  Some still have the remains of the original wax paper / plastic wrap.  The points and outer spur cutters look good on all of them.  Tough to find in this condition.     Different and  Nice. 

Good+. . . . .$150.00     SOLD!




Russell Jennings Auger Bits in 3 Tier BoxRussell Jennings Auger Bits in 3 Tier Box  An early set of 13 by 16ths up to 1".  It is their #100 double thread which is the bit design of choice by most users.  This set looks to have seen little use and all still look good w/ good lead screws and spurs.  I oiled and waxed the outer box.  Nice!!

Good + . . . . . $175.00     SOLD!!





Irwin Auger Bits in BoxIrwin Auger Bits in Box   This set looks to be complete and pretty nice.

Good  .  . . . $75.00     SOLD!!







13 Piece Stanley Russell Jennings Auger Drill Bit Se13 Piece Stanley Russell Jennings Auger Drill Bit Set  This set is near mint and all but one is still in its original wrapper.  That one out of the wrapper looks to have seen little use.  This 12 piece set in a 3 tier box is becoming increasingly harder to find.  Different and  Nice.

Good+. . . . .$250.00     SOLD!





Russell Jennings Auger Drill Bit Set9 Piece Russell Jennings Auger Drill Bit Set  This set looks to have seen little use.  There may be a couple of replaced ones, but they are proper.  You usually see these as a 13 piece set in a 3 tier box, but this is a proper 9 piece set as can be seen by reading the label.  I have never seen this configuration before.  Different, early and  Nice. 

Good+. . . . .$95.00     SOLD!




Russell Auger Bit Roll UpEarly Russell Irwin Bit Roll   This is a rare thing.  it is only the second one I have ever seen.  The bits are a mixed up selection of odd & unusual .

Good  . . . . .$295.00      SOLD!






13 Piece Russell Jennings Auger Drill Bit Set13 Piece Russell Jennings Auger Drill Bit Set  This is a very nice early set of auger bits by Russell Jennings the most famous and well respected maker of Brace bits.  Most appear to be unused and there is even original wrap paper on a few.  The owner has inserted one additional small one making this a 14 pc set

Good +. . . . .$175.00     SOLD!




Russell Jennings / Stanley #100 Auger Drill Bit SetRussell Jennings / Stanley 100 13 Piece # 32 1/2  Auger Bit Set  The pictures pretty much tell the story here.  This set is unused and mint.  The oily waxed wrappers are still in place and have done their job.  There is not rust or pitting, just oily waxed paper.  Even the outer cardboard box is original.    This set is unused and MINT.  Different!  

Excellent / NOS. . . . . .$175.00     SOLD!





Russell Jennings / Stanley 100 13 Piece # 32 1/2  Auger Bit SetRussell Jennings / Stanley 100 13 Piece # 32 1/2  Auger Bit Set  This set looks to be in nice condition, but at least one is marked England, and the rest Australia.  The original 1/4 inch was damaged and replaced.  It has the same Stanley 100 / Russell Jennings mark as the rest.  The rest pretty much look unused.   Different!  

Good + . . . . .$150.00      SOLD!





Unusual 3 Wing Adjustable Hollow AugerUnusual 3 Wing Adjustable Hollow Auger Judging from the super condition of this strange looking device, I would assume that the prospective user knew he was in trouble as soon as he attempted to adjust it for the first time.  It is certainly not up to the design or quality standards of say a Wood's, Swan, or many others by  manufacturers from this time period.,  These weird designs, and the resulting rarity because of the short production periods are what makes collecting so interesting and  fun.  This example retains nearly all of its original paint and appears to be in perfect operating condition, but I bet this one is better suited for the display, as it just does not seem like a substantial enough design to put up with much use or put out a quality product!.

Excellent . . . . .$75.00      SOLD!



Patented Bit Brace Adapter / WrenchPatented Bit Brace Adapter / Wrench   This would allow your brace to be used as an adjustable wrench or latch onto things with a square head .  An idea ahead of its time.   

Good +  . . . . . .$50.00       SOLD!





Millers Falls #210 2 Speed Bench DrillMillers Falls #210 2 Speed Bench Drill  The Millers Falls #210 bench Drill is is a well made, heavy duty, general purpose, 2 speed clamp on bench drill. This example has seen little use, operates very smoothly and will make for a great user.  Ready to go back to work. 

Good + . . . . . .$150.00      SOLD!






Auger Handle w/ 4 Bits and BoxAuger Handle w/ 4 Bits and Box  This is nice.  The bits are in good condition and by different makers.  There is a 2",  1 3/4", 1 1/2", & a 1 1/4".  I guess the set and box were made up by the owner / user.   Very nice!!

I also have loose bits that I want $20.00 each for.  There is a 2",  1 7/8", 1 3/4", & a 1 1/8".  Good enough.

Good + . . . . . $95.00     SOLD!!




Russell Jennings & Others Auger Bits in BoxRussell Jennings & Others Auger Bits in Box   This is a mix-matched set.  Most of the shiny and larger ones are nice Russell Jennings. (6)  Most of the rest look to be useable, but are a mix-match.   I will break this up @10.00 each if you need some.  I have a few other laying about as well if there is something specific you need.

Good  .  . . . $45.00     SOLD!!






James Swan 13 Piece Auger Bit Set in BoxJames Swan 13 Piece Auger Bit Set in Box    A fine condition auger bit set by one of the premier makers of "mechanics" & edge tools in the 19th early 20th century.  Full set 1/4" - #4 thru 1" - #16.  All bits are original and have the same figural Swan logo on them. The labels in the box are near perfect.  This set saw little in any use.    Very Nice!!

Fine . . . . . $195.00       SOLD!!









Russell Jennings Auger Bits in 3 Tier BoxRussell Jennings Auger Bits in 3 Tier Box  An early set of 13 by 16ths up to 1".  It is their #100 double thread which is the bit design of choice by most users.  This set looks to have seen little use and all still look good w/ good lead screws and spurs.   Nice!!

Good + . . . . . $175.00       SOLD!!









Auger Bit SetAuger Bit Set  This is a bit of a mix-match set.  I see one Ford, and mostly Russell Jennings.  The spurs and tips look good on most.  The box design is interesting.  You lift up till a hinge in the side rods appears and then the lid can be flipped back.  Putting it back down is an agility test as you try to line up all 12 bits so they tips fit into their holes.  No wonder you do not see many of them.

Good . . . . .  $40.00      SOLD!!






2" Spoke Pointer   This 2" diameter pointer is a bit different from those normally seen in that the center chuck post is adjustable for height to control the depth.  The cutter is held with two screws and a special kind of washer to spread out the force and insure that it does not move or chatter in use.  I think it is made by Stearns.   It is nice!

Good . . . . .  $35.00       SOLD

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This is just a sample of the many antique Tools we have sold.
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For further info on consigning / selling your antiques with us please see our FAQ page, the Appraisal / Selling Page and the Selling Your Collection Pages.

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