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Offline johnsironsanctuary

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A Ron Darner Whatsit from MrChuck
« 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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Re: A Ron Darner Whatsit from MrChuck
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: A Ron Darner Whatsit from MrChuck
« Reply #2 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...

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Re: A Ron Darner Whatsit from MrChuck
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: A Ron Darner Whatsit from MrChuck
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2012, 11:32:04 AM »
Hard to argue with that, Ron!

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Re: A Ron Darner Whatsit from MrChuck
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2012, 05:47:12 PM »
Thanks Ron! I'll file the ad with the documentation I have. I appreciate the help.
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Re: A Ron Darner Whatsit from MrChuck
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2012, 04:57:04 AM »
Neat old drill motor.
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Re: A Ron Darner Whatsit from MrChuck
« Reply #7 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.
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Re: A Ron Darner Whatsit from MrChuck
« Reply #8 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........
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Re: A Ron Darner Whatsit from MrChuck
« Reply #9 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.....
Just a weathered light rust/WD40 mix patina.

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Re: A Ron Darner Whatsit from MrChuck
« Reply #10 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.
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Re: A Ron Darner Whatsit from MrChuck
« Reply #11 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!
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