Vintage Rare Henry H. Packer, Boston, Mass. No. 1 Early Patent Ratcheting Drill
PAT. June 29, 1858 with Eagle Logo
This seems to have been used, but it is in very fine condition
Measures 11 ¼ inches long 3 ¾” head
Comes with one bit as shown in picture
The primary innovation in Packer's ratchet is the enclosed feed screw and screw barrel which "are effectually protected from all dust or other injurious matter."
See patent office description
No cracks or breaks, ratcheting mechanism works good
Shows minimal age and wear as per pictures.
Very minor rust spot on head, which I’ve not removed, but it can be
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