Small Hand Crank Drill Press Antique Manual Cranking Drillpress Jeweler's Drill?
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Interesting antique hand cranking drill press. It is smaller than most of the ones you will see. Based on this, I assumed it was used by a jeweler or watchmaker or perhaps some other such fine work tradesman of the time. As you can see in the picture, it is just a little more than 9" tall, not including the wood board it is mounted to. It can easily be displayed on a bookshelf or hung from a wall. It would nicely round out any collection. In terms of condition-It cranks as it should, and can be run up and down as you want. The chuck also opens and closes properly. The only thing I couldn't move is the drill frame on the support rod. I removed the set screw and sprayed in some WD-40. Perhaps it will free up over time. That is for the buyer to play with, or leave alone. This is a used antique hand tool. It has rust, dirt and scratches and is a work of art, at least in my opinion. I will remove the base board for shipping purposes. Pictures are part of the description. Ask questions before bidding.