The Millers Falls hand drill number 5 was one of the longest running and successful hand drills from the vast Millers Falls hand drill range.
The 5 has the distinctive Millers Falls patterned wheel design with five shaped spokes which resemble running legs.
The both sides of the inside of the wheel were normally finished in a bright red finish but the earlier versions were left with a brushed metal look.
This drill was made with a hollow hardwood handle with a screw-on lid. There is also a small knob on the wheel which is also made from hardwood.
The hardwood used included a variety of dark exotic woods including rosewood, cocobolo and selected tropical hardwoods. Being sold “as-is”, would be great for someone into restoring these ancianet treasures.