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Classic Power Tools => Classic Power Tools => Topic started by: johnsironsanctuary on January 09, 2012, 09:19:51 AM

Title: A Ron Darner Whatsit from MrChuck
Post by: johnsironsanctuary on January 09, 2012, 09:19:51 AM
Ron, my secret santa present is this big ol' 1/2" drill gun. The mfg tag was missing when MrChuck got it in the 60's. I had a mental cartoon of a young  Mr Chuck in an alley, talking to a man in a long overcoat who is holding one flap open and saying"Pssst, hey mister, wanna buy a drill gun?" It's funnier when you know that the drill weighs 18 pounds.
 I saw a Van Dorn catalog on ebay and the drill on the cover was pretty close, but not exactly the same. What do you think?

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Title: Re: A Ron Darner Whatsit from MrChuck
Post by: Lewill2 on January 09, 2012, 09:34:38 AM
Reminds me of some of the old Black & Decker drills but I don't have any pictures to check. I am probably way off base on that guess.
Title: Re: A Ron Darner Whatsit from MrChuck
Post by: lbgradwell on January 09, 2012, 10:06:47 AM
I saw a Van Dorn catalog on ebay and the drill on the cover was pretty close, but not exactly the same. What do you think?

I think Van Dorn is a good guess, John...
Title: Re: A Ron Darner Whatsit from MrChuck
Post by: ron darner on January 09, 2012, 11:20:19 AM
I believe that it is a Black & Decker.  Here is the bottom of page 6 from the B&D 1953 catalog: yours would be catalog #40, I think, since I don't see the reversing switch.
Title: Re: A Ron Darner Whatsit from MrChuck
Post by: lbgradwell on January 09, 2012, 11:32:04 AM
Hard to argue with that, Ron!
Title: Re: A Ron Darner Whatsit from MrChuck
Post by: johnsironsanctuary on January 09, 2012, 05:47:12 PM
Thanks Ron! I'll file the ad with the documentation I have. I appreciate the help.
Title: Re: A Ron Darner Whatsit from MrChuck
Post by: Fins/413 on January 10, 2012, 04:57:04 AM
Neat old drill motor.
Title: Re: A Ron Darner Whatsit from MrChuck
Post by: mrchuck on January 10, 2012, 04:43:03 PM
Gives me great pleasure that the "beast" has found a home he will be comfortable in.
I used the "he" instead of a "she",, because it is the driller, not the receiver.
Title: Re: A Ron Darner Whatsit from MrChuck
Post by: johnsironsanctuary on January 12, 2012, 02:10:15 PM
We here at the Black & Decker Rest Home pride ourselves on the quality of care that we provide for our elderly patients. We constantly strive to improve blah...blahh...blah........(http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb373/johnsironsanctuary/OLD%20POWER%20TOOLS/DSCN0074a.jpg)
Title: Re: A Ron Darner Whatsit from MrChuck
Post by: rusty on January 12, 2012, 07:10:30 PM

Those old geezers sure use lots of electricity at that rest home. And apparently they drink a lot of 7-up.....
Title: Re: A Ron Darner Whatsit from MrChuck
Post by: johnsironsanctuary on January 13, 2012, 08:14:10 AM
Here at the Black & Decker Rest Home. while some of our guests do suffer from excessive power consumption, 7-Up consumption and outer insulation cracking, we are proud of the fact that none our patients suffer from dementia, incontinence or fits of violent behavior.
Title: Re: A Ron Darner Whatsit from MrChuck
Post by: mrchuck on January 13, 2012, 10:44:06 AM
,,,and also perform what you were designed for, drill the shit out of anything as long as you could hold on,,,, like I could "perform" back in 1959,,,drill the babe,drill!