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US Patent: 329,986
Ratchet Drill
Pardon A. Whitney - Chagrin Falls, OH

USPTO Classifications:
408/122, 408/132

Tool Categories:
metalworking machines : drilling and boring


Variety Machine Co. - Warsaw, NY
Peck, Stow & Wilcox Co. - Southington, CT

A. E. Smith
Perry H. Smith
N. S. Amstutz
G. W. Shumway

Patent Dates:
Applied: Feb. 14, 1885
Granted: Nov. 10, 1885

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Pardon A. Whitney patent Nov. 10, 1885
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The patent includes the friction feed, details of the ratchet mechanism, and the handle set tangentially to the ratchet head. Options for operation in constricted spaces are included.

Items in 1885 issues of AMERICAN MACHINIST note Whitney's initial announcement at Chagrin Falls, OH and subsequent move to Warsaw, NY with production by the VARIETY MACHINE Co. By 1890, Whitney was in Southington, CT and this ratchet drill was produced by Peck, Stow & Wilcox.

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