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Silver Mfg Blacksmith/Post Drill


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Old 12-03-2018, 01:58:31 PM
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I have here a "Silver mfg" post drill which belonged to my wife's grandfather. The frame has "No. 2", and "IMPROVED 1891" cast in raised letters. I have cleaned the old grease and grime off, but I don't want to make it clean and shiny... I just don't think it would look right, LOL. It is in good operating condition, runs smooth and true, but it is missing the offset feed lever arm with the wheel on the end. I have the older style arm that doesn't take a wheel from another machine which does not fit, I will buy or trade for the right arm for this machine if someone has one ... I will attach pictures shortly. Thanks, Victor
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Here are a couple of pics from today after assembling the parts I had on hand, and a pic of the wrong feed lever that I have. I found this drill pictured in a 1911 Silver mfg. catalog once and that is how I know it is a "No. 2 double geared self feeding" machine. I think my feed lever might be from an older machine perhaps. I don't know if I can find the catalog online again or not. I would like to hear from anyone who has this kind of machine. Thanks, Victor
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I have, I believe, the same drill in my blacksmith shop also with the "Improved 189x" cast in the wheel. It has the wheeled cam follower on the quill feed arm. I bought at an auction many years ago. Someone put a Jacobs chuck on it and it is my go-to drill in the blacksmith shop.

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Neat drill, I got a Silver Camel Back. Can you tell what the original colors were? Mine looks like it was kind of a dark maroon but it might have been repainted? Thanks
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The 1911 Silver catalog is on Keith Ruckers Vintage machinery.org website.

http://www.vintagemachinery.org/pubs/detail.aspx?id=359

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