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Offline Knucklehead

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Three Egg Beaters
« on: June 04, 2017, 02:18:33 PM »

Not exactly jaw-dropping stuff, but I liked them enough to buy them long
ago. I'm Planning to sell them at my yard sale, should I clean them up first?
I’m not really a tool collector, but my old tool pile is getting bigger!

Left-to-Right:

Stamped: Millers Falls Tool Company    NO. 20
From a website:
1907 — as above, (Cocobolo handle) but detachable, mushroom-shaped, side
handle; Parsons' spring-type chuck adjustable from 0 to 3/8 inch.
Measures: 15 inches overall.

Stamped: Metro Tool Works Germany, Made in Germany.
Measures: 14 1/2 inches overall.
I don’t think the screw-top is original

Stamped: Goodell Pratt Company, Toolsmiths Greenfield Mass USA
From a website:
Goodell-Pratt hand drill no. 05 Single-speed hand drill Patent Dated 1898
Measures: 12 inches overall
1901 — malleable iron frame; hardwood head and handles; detachable,
elongated side handle; non-adjustable gear guide; three-jaw chuck is
adjustable from 0 to 1/4 inch. Frame enameled black; drive gear painted
red; bright parts are nickel plated.
Illustration from 1903 catalog.

Offline mikeswrenches

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Re: Three Egg Beaters
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2017, 04:57:34 PM »
I think you'll find that the first one is actually a No. 2. Arguably the best hand drill Millers Falls made, especially the model you have with the little wheel on the front. If you are interested in more info look at the following web site. It is a wealth of information.

http://www.georgesbasement.com/mfno2typestudy/mfno2types.html

Mike

Offline Bill Houghton

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Re: Three Egg Beaters
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2017, 07:04:45 PM »
Are you sure that first one's not a No. 2?  I don't find a No. 20 on the Millers-Falls site.

Eggbeaters generally don't pull in much money.  No. 2s had a following for a while - but not often from garage sale buyers.  Brush off the dirt and call it a day.

If you want to get best money from the No. 2, clean it up and sell it on eBay or over at WoodNet (basing your price on eBay completed sales).  The others won't have much special-market value, I don't think.

Offline Knucklehead

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Re: Three Egg Beaters
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2017, 02:45:17 AM »

Thanks for the responses.

It is a NO2, another senior moment. They seem to be getting more frequent!
I'm not expecting to get much for them, I'm sure I paid very little.
Sometimes I can't pass on anything old and interesting, especially knowing
that someone used it to make a living, or to make living easier.


Offline kayjayjay

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Re: Three Egg Beaters
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2017, 05:18:21 PM »

I'm not expecting to get much for them, I'm sure I paid very little.
Sometimes I can't pass on anything old and interesting, especially knowing
that someone used it to make a living, or to make living easier.

I know what you mean. I have an accumulation of vintage eggbeaters. I worked pretty hard to find my users at a reasonable cost (two MF no. 2's, an MF No. 5, and a breast drill). But the others, I mostly came upon by chance. Not worth much. I just appreciate them. Like you, I really don't care how much someone else would give for 'em.
« Last Edit: July 07, 2017, 05:29:39 PM by kayjayjay »

Offline Chillylulu

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Re: Three Egg Beaters
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2017, 06:33:45 AM »
I lucked into a #2 with the oval  / egg shaped handle.

It's not very functional, kind of hard to hold.

Peoole really like the spiral gear stuff right now.  Steampunk? Industrial?  Not sure, but at the antique malls there are more and more reproduction type booths, it seems. Lots of expensive stuff, runs up the price on the rest of the vintage stuff.

Chilly