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By DBT85
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While rummaging around my father in laws many piles of farm stuff I glimpsed what looked like a floor standing drill.

The only markings on it are the word "Superior" and the number 753 raised lettering in the metal. It's still functional although could do with some love.

F-I-L seems to recall buying it 30 years ago from a local fix anything type engineer who had had it in his workshop since F-I-L had been running around in little shorts.

Anyone know anything?

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By Turbo
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That is what is known as a camel back drill, commonly used by blacksmiths. They were made by many companies, some right up until the 1970's. That looks like a basic one - some had gearboxes & auto feed built in. I have one that will drill a 2" hole without breaking a sweat. Some more info here -
http://www.beautifuliron.com/gs_drills_camelback.htm
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By DBT85
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Turbo wrote:That is what is known as a camel back drill, commonly used by blacksmiths. They were made by many companies, some right up until the 1970's. That looks like a basic one - some had gearboxes & auto feed built in. I have one that will drill a 2" hole without breaking a sweat. Some more info here -
http://www.beautifuliron.com/gs_drills_camelback.htm


Ahh excellent, thanks for the info Turbo. I can see from the link that I'm not the person to try and bring this back to it's former glory though mostly it just needs a smidgen of rust removed so maybe even I can do that.