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Goodell-Pratt No.5 1/2 | by Rhyolith
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Goodell-Pratt No.5 1/2

A truly beautiful tool from Goodell Pratt.


Like most hybrid breast/hand drills this offering from Goodell Pratt is designed to handle any and all drilling tasks. Its large enough and firm enough to do the job of a small breast drill while being light and handleable enough to be used like a normal hand drill. It has a very smooth mechanism, however changing gear is a bit fiddly as it will only do so in certain virtually random crank positions.


Functionally there are better hybrid drills about, however this is by no means a bad drill and that elegant design is a pretty unique.




Weight: 1kg

Length: 370mm

Crank Wheel Diameter: 115mm

Chuck Type: Standard Spring

Chuck Capacity: 10mm

Chuck External Diameter: 33mm

Frame: Malleable Iron

Handle(s): Hardwood

Mechanism: 2-Pinion 2-Gear Equalised, Ball Thrust Bearing

Special Features: 2-Gears, Bit Storage Handle


Model Information


Dated: 1911-1948

Production Period: 1896 - 1948

Patent: MAR.31.1896

Made by: Goodell Pratt., Massachusetts, USA


Notes: So easy to loose the ball bearings while dismantling!Beautiful Hybrid drill from Goodell Pratt.


Type: Hybrid

Mechanism: Equalised 2-Pinion 2-Speed

Chuck: Standard Spring

Special Features: 2-Speed Selector

Build Quality: Very Good


Made in: USA

Dated: 1911-1948

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Taken on August 31, 2015