Morticing bit?

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cowtown_eric

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so just to add a bit of confusion, about 30 years ago, I bought this tang-stock mortice drill, which has seen use-at least two repairs on it, and the clamps definely look black-smith made. I surmised it was used by a door hanger to install full mortice "skelton key" type locksets around the 1900's, I tried it once, and then I got the Stanley lock fortice machine (circa 1950) which see's little use, and is an upper-body work-out to be sure.

So I thought I'd share the older piece of history.

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Boringgeoff

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That's a pretty interesting tool Eric and one I've not seen before, thanks for sharing. I assume the square box up top is to release the drive for quick retraction?
If you're sick of the sight of it I could give it a nice warm home here in West Aus'.

Cheers,
Geoff.
 
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