EARLY WILLIS CHURCHILL HOLLOW AUGER BIT FOR BRACE, NR!

EARLY WILLIS CHURCHILL HOLLOW AUGER BIT FOR BRACE, NR!
NO RESERVE.........on a very rare hollow auger, the second of its kind I have seen. The two cutters like in slots across the head of the hollow auger and are secured from above by two screws each. The specimen I have in my collection is clearly imprinted, "W. CHURCHILL" on one flat of the tang and this specimen lacks the imprint but I am confident that it was made by Willis Churchill sometime between 1830 and 1854. Churchill worked in Hamden, Conn. and started out making brass surgical instruments. He took on James Ives as a worker which is probably an ancestor of William Ives. The current town of Augerville, Conn. was named such because that is w Willis Churchill set up a shop and made augers. It is probably at that factory w the specimen offered in was manufactured. This one measures 5 1/4th inches long and the cutting head is 1 3/4ths inches wide. It appears to have been used but little. It is in good condition as you can see in the photos and the strange cutters are still rather sharp. It cuts a 5/8ths-inch tenon. So, if you want a hollow auger that few collectors have scored on, it is for you. I paid good money for it so get in t and bid!!! PLEASE LOOK AT MY OTHER AUCTIONS FOR MORE GREAT OLD BRACE TOOLS!!!! The successful bidder will pay $4.10 S&H. I gladly

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