Nice and rare vintage Goodell Pratt Push Drill. Marked “Goodell Brothers, Greenfield Mass Patented Nov 17 1891”. It is in very good shape for its age. Drill works with several bits under the cap which swivels to each hole to release the bit. This is a unique design with a good solid wood handle that has some wear. Check gallery for more details or US Patent Office info for this drilling tool.
Most likely Model No 3 1/2, 1898 — hardwood handle; drill point storage in handle; rotating indexed cap releases one drill point at a time; equipped with split two-jaw chuck; metallic parts nickel plated; shipped with eight fluted-shank drill points. Check this excellent resource for more info on Goodell-Pratt Push Drills.
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Goodell-Pratt was created by William Pratt after he purchased the Goodell Brothers Company. In 1895, after he purchased half of the company, Pratt became treasurer and manager and after he purchased the rest of the company, he renamed it the Goodell-Pratt Company. In 1925 Goodell-Pratt purchased the A.F. Way Company’s electric drill operations and began to produce power tools. By 1929 Goodell-Pratt had three production facilities and was producing 1500 separate tools.