Goodell-Pratt Breast Drills

This listing has been developed from information found in Goodell Brothers and Goodell-Pratt Company catalogs. The features listed for each drill may differ from actual examples. While the company typically stressed new features in its catalogs, it seldom mentioned the disappearance of a feature or the addition of a feature that had become so commonly accepted that it was no longer noteworthy. Then too, production practices varied from catalog copy and illustrations were slow to be updated.

No. 07

Goodell-Pratt No. 07 breast drill Two-speed breast drill

Malleable iron frame; hardwood handles; non-adjustable gear guide; speeds adjusted by turning shifter knob on frame; adjustable breast plate; two-jaw chuck for holding square-shanked bits. Frame painted black; drive gear red; bright parts nickel plated.

Optional D-type handle available 1913-1930. Identical to No. 7 save for cheaper chuck.

Illustration from 1905 catalog.

Length Speed(s) Pinion Gear(s) Start Date End Date
16 1/2 inches 3 1/2:1 and 1 1/2:1 double pinion 1901 1931

No. 0477

Goodell-Pratt No. 0477 breast drill Two-speed breast drill

Rod-type frame; hardwood handles; single release button allows speed change without removing drill from work; ball thrust bearing; adjustable breast plate; three-jaw, spring-type chuck adjustable from 0 to 1/2 inch. Cast iron parts of frame and breast plate painted black; drive gear red; unpainted metal parts are polished, rather than nickel plated.

Manufactured by Millers Falls as of 1931. Identical to No. 477 but finishes are cheaper.

Illustration from 1930 catalog.

Length Speed(s) Pinion Gear(s) Start Date End Date
16 1/2 inches 3 1/2:1 and 1 1/2:1 double pinion 1930 1944

No. 6

Goodell Pratt No. 6 breast drill Two-speed breast drill

Malleable iron frame; hardwood handles; non-adjustable gear guide; speeds adjusted by turning shifter knob on frame; adjustable breast plate; spindle runs on hardened steel cone bearing; three-jaw, spring type chuck adjustable from 0 to 1/2 inch. Frame painted black; drive gear red; bright parts nickel plated.

Optional D-type handle available 1913-1930.

Illustration from 1905 catalog.

Length Speed(s) Pinion Gear(s) Start Date End Date
16 inches 3 1/2:1 and 1 1/2:1 double pinion 1895 1931

No. 6A

Goodell Pratt No. 6A breast drill Two-speed breast drill

Malleable iron frame; hardwood handles; non-adjustable gear guide; speeds adjusted by turning shifter knob on frame; adjustable breast plate; spindle runs on hardened steel cone bearing and ball bearings; three-jaw, spring type chuck adjustable from 0 to 1/2 inch. Frame painted black; drive gear red; bright parts nickel plated.

Optional D-type handle available 1913-1930. Identical to No. 6 save for bearings. Manufactured by Millers Falls as of 1931.

Illustration from 1911 catalog, where the company used an image of a No. 6 to represent this drill.

Length Speed(s) Pinion Gear(s) Start Date End Date
16 inches 3 1/2:1 and 1 1/2:1 double pinion 1911 1942

No. 7

Goodell-Pratt No. 7 breast drill Two-speed breast drill

  1. ca. 1896—malleable iron frame; hardwood handles; non-adjustable gear guide; speeds adjusted by turning shifter knob on frame; adjustable breast plate; spindle runs on hardened steel cone bearing; two-jaw chuck with two sets of jaws—one for round, one for square-shanked bits. Frame painted black; drive gear red; bright parts nickel plated.
  2. 1935—two-jaw chuck holds square shanked, round and No. 1 Morse taper bits without swapping swapping jaws.

Optional D-type handle available 1913-1930. Manufactured by Millers Falls as of 1931.

Illustration from 1905 catalog.

Length Speed(s) Pinion Gear(s) Start Date End Date
17 1/2 inches 3 1/2:1 and 1 1/2:1 double pinion ca. 1896 1961

No. 7 1/2

Goodell-Pratt No. 7 1/2 breast drill Two-speed breast drill

Malleable iron frame; hardwood handles; D-type top handle; non-adjustable gear guide; speeds adjusted by turning shifter knob on frame; adjustable breast plate; two-jaw chuck with two sets of jaws—one for round, one for square-shanked bits. Frame painted black; drive gear red; bright parts nickel plated.

Identical to No. 7 save for handle.

Illustration from 1905 catalog.

Length Speed(s) Pinion Gear(s) Start Date End Date
17 1/2 inches 3 1/2:1 and 1 1/2:1 double pinion 1898 1930

No. 20

Goodell Pratt No. 20 breast drill Two-speed breast drill

Malleable iron frame; hardwood handles; D-type side handle; non-adjustable gear guide; speeds adjusted by turning shifter knob on frame; leather-strap breast plate; spindle runs on hardened steel cone bearing and ball bearings; three-jaw, spring type chuck adjustable from 0 to 1/2 inch. Frame and breast plate casting painted black; drive gear red; bright parts nickel plated.

Illustration from 1911 catalog.

Length Speed(s) Pinion Gear(s) Start Date End Date
18 1/2 inches 3 1/2:1 and 1 1/2:1 double pinion 1909 1931

No. 55

Goodell-Pratt No. 55 breast drillSingle-speed breast drill

Rod-type frame; hardwood handles; adjustable breast plate; three-jaw, spring-type chuck adjustable from 0 to 3/8 inch. Breast plate enameled black; drive gear red; bright parts nickel plated.

Optional D-type handle available 1913-1930.

Illustration from 1905 catalog.

Length Speed(s) Pinion Gear(s) Start Date End Date
14 1/2 inches 3 1/2:1 double pinion 1905 1930

No. 56

Goodell-Pratt No. 56 breast drillSingle-speed breast drill

Rod-type frame; hardwood handles; adjustable breast plate; three-jaw, spring-type chuck adjustable from 0 to 1/2 inch. Breast plate enameled black; drive gear red; bright parts nickel plated.

Optional D-type handle available 1913-1930. Identical to No. 55 save for chuck.

Illustration from 1905 catalog.

Length Speed(s) Pinion Gear(s) Start Date End Date
14 1/2 inches 3 1/2:1 double pinion 1905 1931

No. 57

Goodell-Pratt No. 57 breast drill Single-speed breast drill

Rod-type frame; hardwood handles; adjustable breast plate; two-jaw chuck. Breast plate enameled black; drive gear red; bright parts nickel plated.

Optional D-type handle available 1913-1930. Identical to No. 55 save for chuck.

Illustration from 1905 catalog.

Length Speed(s) Pinion Gear(s) Start Date End Date
14 1/2 inches 3 1/2:1 double pinion 1905 1930

No. 58

Goodell-Pratt No. 58 breast drill Giant two-speed breast drill

  1. 1907—rod-type frame; hardwood handles; D-type side handle; leather-strap breast plate; three-jaw, spring-type chuck adjustable from 0 to 1/2 inch. Cast iron parts of frame and breast plate casting painted black; drive gear and pinion hubs red; unpainted metal parts are polished, rather than nickel plated.
  2. 1913—as above, but spindle runs on ball bearings.

Illustration from 1911 catalog.

Length Speed(s) Pinion Gear(s) Start Date End Date
20 1/2 inches 3:1 and 1:1 double pinion 1907 1930

No. 59

Goodell-Pratt No. 59 breast drill Giant two-speed breast drill

  1. 1907—rod-type frame; hardwood handles; D-type side handle; leather-strap breast plate; three-jaw, spring-type chuck adjustable from 0 to 3/4 inch. Cast iron parts of frame and breast plate casting painted black; drive gear and pinion hubs red; unpainted metal parts are polished, rather than nickel plated.
  2. 1913—as above, but spindle runs on ball bearings.

Weighs 13 pounds.

Illustration from 1911 catalog.

Length Speed(s) Pinion Gear(s) Start Date End Date
22 1/2 inches 3:1 and 1:1 double pinion 1907 1931

No. 60

Goodell-Pratt No. 60 breast drill Giant two-speed breast drill

Rod-type frame; hardwood handles; D-type side handle; leather-strap breast plate; fitted with socket for No. 2 Morse taper shanks. Cast iron parts of frame and breast plate casting painted black; drive gear and pinion hubs red; unpainted metal parts are polished, rather than nickel plated. polished.

Illustration from 1911 catalog.

Length Speed(s) Pinion Gear(s) Start Date End Date
21 1/2 inches 3:1 and 1:1 double pinion 1907 1930

No. 61

Goodell Pratt No. 61 breast drill Two-speed breast drill

Malleable iron frame; hardwood handles; non-adjustable gear guide; speeds adjusted by turning shifter knob on frame; adjustable breast plate; fitted with socket for No. 1 Morse taper shanks. Frame painted black; drive gear red; bright parts nickel plated.

Optional D-type handle available 1913-1930.

Illustration from 1905 catalog.

Length Speed(s) Pinion Gear(s) Start Date End Date
16 inches 3 1/2:1 and 1 1/2:1 double pinion 1903 1930

No. 62

Goodell Pratt No. 62 breast drill Two-speed breast drill

Malleable iron frame; hardwood handles; non-adjustable gear guide; speeds adjusted by turning shifter knob on frame; adjustable breast plate; fitted with socket for No. 2 Morse taper shanks. Frame painted black; drive gear red; bright parts nickel plated.

Optional D-type handle available 1913-1930.

Illustration from 1905 catalog.

Length Speed(s) Pinion Gear(s) Start Date End Date
16 inches 3 1/2:1 and 1 1/2:1 double pinion 1903 1930

No. 103

Goodell-Pratt reciprocating breast drill no. 103 Reciprocating Breast Drill

Breast plate supported by ball bearings; traveling bobbin features two side handles; polished steel spiral; spiral runs in bronze center nut; three-jaw chuck adjustable from 0-1/4 inches; bright parts are nickel plated.

Illustration from 1905 catalog.

Model No. Type Length Start Date End Date
No. 103 reciprocating 16 1/2 inches 1905 1931

No. 186

Goodell-Pratt 186 breast drill Two-speed ratcheting breast drill

  1. 1911—malleable iron frame; divided gear enclosure; hardwood handles; speeds adjusted by turning shifter knob marked 'fast' and 'slow'; ratchet mechanism allows continuous motion in either direction without regard to direction crank is rotated; leather-strap breast plate; spindle runs on hardened steel cone bearing and ball bearings; three-jaw, spring-type chuck adjustable from 0 to 1/2 inch. Frame and gear enclosure painted black; large gears red; bright parts nickel plated.
  2. 1926—as above, but gear enclosure no longer divided; ratchet controlled by knurled dials on either side of shaft

Illustration from 1911 catalog.

Length Speed(s) Pinion Gear(s) Start Date End Date
19 inches unknown enclosed gears 1911 1931

No. 187

Goodell-Pratt No. 187 breast drillTwo-speed ratcheting breast drill

  1. 1911—malleable iron frame; divided gear enclosure; hardwood handles; speeds adjusted by turning shifter knob marked 'fast' and 'slow'; ratchet mechanism allows continuous motion in either direction without regard to direction crank is rotated; leather-strap breast plate; spindle runs on hardened steel cone bearing and ball bearings; two-jaw, chuck. Frame and gear enclosure painted black; large gears red; bright parts nickel plated.
  2. 1926—as above, but but gear enclosure no longer divided; ratchet controlled by knurled dials on either side of shaft

Illustration from 1911 catalog.

Length Speed(s) Pinion Gear(s) Start Date End Date
18 3/4 inches unknown enclosed gears 1911 1931

No. 219

Goodell-Pratt No. 219 breast drillTwo-speed breast drill

Rod-type iron frame; single release button allows speed change without removing drill from work; stained hardwood handles; adjustable breast plate; ball thrust bearing; two-jaw chuck. Cast iron parts of frame and breast plate painted black; drive gear red; unpainted metal parts are polished, rather than nickel plated.

Optional D-type handle available 1913-1930. Identical to No. 477 except for chuck. Manufactured by Millers Falls as of 1931.

Illustration from 1923 catalog.

Length Speed(s) Pinion Gear(s) Start Date End Date
16 1/2 inches 3 1/2:1 and 1 1/2:1 double pinion 1913 1937

No. 245

Goodell Pratt No. 245 breast drill Two-speed breast drill

Malleable iron frame; hardwood handles; non-adjustable gear guide; speeds adjusted by turning shifter knobon frame; adjustable breast plate; spindle runs on hardened steel cone bearing; three-jaw, spring type chuck adjustable from 0 to 1/2 inch. Frame and breast plate painted black; drive gear red; unpainted parts are polished.

Optional D-type handle available 1913-1930.

Illustration from 1923 catalog.

Length Speed(s) Pinion Gear(s) Start Date End Date
16 inches 3 1/2:1 and 1 1/2:1 double pinion 1913 1931

No. 246

Goodell Pratt No. 246 breast drillTwo-speed breast drill

Rod-type frame; single release button allows speed change without removing drill from work; stained hardwood handles; adjustable breast plate; ball thrust bearing; three-jaw, spring type chuck adjustable from 0 to 3/8 inch. Cast iron parts of frame and breast plate painted black; drive gear red; unpainted metal parts are polished, rather than nickel plated.

Optional D-type handle available 1913-1930. Identical to No. 219 except for chuck.

Illustration from 1923 catalog.

Length Speed(s) Pinion Gear(s) Start Date End Date
16 1/2 inches 3 1/2:1 and 1 1/2:1 double pinion 1913 1930

No. 279

Goodell Pratt No. 279 breast drill High-speed breast drill

Rod-type frame; gears enclosed in aluminum casing; hardwood handles; speeds adjusted by turning knurled ring at base of crank; leather-strap breast plate; ball bearings; three-jaw, spring type chuck adjustable from 0 to 1/2 inch. Aluminum parts are polished; breast plate casting is japanned; bright parts are nickel plated.

Illustration from 1923 catalog.

Length Speed(s) Pinion Gear(s) Start Date End Date
20 inches 7:1 and 2:1 enclosed gears 1915 1931

No. 473

Goodell Pratt No. 473 breast drillTwo-speed breast drill

Rod-type iron frame; level embedded in frame; single release button allows speed change without removing drill from work; stained hardwood handles; adjustable breast plate; ball thrust bearing; two-jaw chuck. Cast iron parts of frame and breast plate painted black; drive gear red; unpainted metal parts are polished, rather than nickel plated.

Optional D-type handle available 1917-1930. Manufactured by Millers Falls as of 1931.

Illustration from 1923 catalog.

Length Speed(s) Pinion Gear(s) Start Date End Date
16 1/2 inches 3 1/2:1 and 1 1/2:1 double pinion 1917 1931

No. 477

Goodell-Pratt No. 477 breast drill Two-speed breast drill

Rod-type frame;single release button allows speed change without removing drill from work; hardwood handles; ball thrust bearing; adjustable breast plate; ball thrust bearing; three-jaw, spring type chuck adjustable from 0 to 1/2 inch. Cast iron parts of frame and breast plate painted black; drive gear red; unpainted metal parts are polished, rather than nickel plated.

Optional D-type handle available 1917-1930. Manufactured by Millers Falls as of 1931.

Illustration from 1923 catalog.

Length Speed(s) Pinion Gear(s) Start Date End Date
16 1/2 inches 3 1/2:1 and 1 1/2:1 double pinion 1917 1938

No. 483

Goodell-Pratt No. 483 breast drillTwo-speed breast drill

Rod-type frame; level embedded in frame; single release button allows speed change without removing drill from work; stained hardwood handles; adjustable breast plate; ball thrust bearing; spring type chuck adjustable from 0 to 3/8 inch. Cast iron parts of frame and breast plate painted black; drive gear red; unpainted metal parts are polished, rather than nickel plated.

Optional D-type handle available 1917-1930. Identical to No. 246 save for its level.

Illustration from 1923 catalog.

Length Speed(s) Pinion Gear(s) Start Date End Date
16 1/2 inches 3 1/2:1 and 1 1/2:1 double pinion 1917 1931

No. 493

Goodell-Pratt No. 493 breast drillSingle-speed breast drill

Rod-type frame; hardwood handles; adjustable breast plate; level attached to frame; three-jaw, spring-type chuck adjustable from 0 to 1/2 inch; Breast plate enameled black; drive red; bright parts nickel plated.

Optional D-type handle available 1917-1930. Identical to No. 56 save for its level.

Illustration from 1923 catalog.

Length Speed(s) Pinion Gear(s) Start Date End Date
14 1/2 inches 3 1/2:1 and 1 1/2:1 double pinion 1917 1930

No. 677

Goodell-Pratt No. 677 breast drillTwo-speed ratcheting breast drill

Aluminum alloy frame; enclosed gears; hardwood handles; pinions enclosed in die cast housing; speed changed by turning shifter knob on side of gear housing; right hand ratchet only; leather-strap breast plate; ball thrust bearing; three-jaw, spring-type chuck adjustable from 0 to 1/2 inch. Pinion housing and breast plate painted black; drive gear red; tubular frame and bright parts nickel plated.

Illustration from 1923 catalog.

Length Speed(s) Pinion Gear(s) Start Date End Date
18 1/4 inches 3 1/2:1 and 1 1/2:1 enclosed gears 1923 1931

No. 678

Goodell-Pratt No. 678 breast drill Goodell-Pratt two-speed ratcheting breast drill

Hollow, tube-type frame of aluminum; hardwood handles; pinions enclosed in aluminum alloy housing; speed changed by turning shifter knob on side of gear housing; right hand ratchet only; hardwood handles; aluminum breast plate; ball thrust bearing; three-jaw, spring-type chuck adjustable from 0 to 1/2 inch. Pinion housing and breast plate painted black; drive gear red; tubular frame and bright parts nickel plated.

Manufactured by Millers Falls as of 1931.

Illustration from 1930 catalog.

Length Speed(s) Pinion Gear(s) Start Date End Date
17 1/2 inches 3 1/2:1 and 1 1/2:1 enclosed gears 1926 1942

No. 1200

Goodell-Pratt No. 1200 breast drillSingle-speed breast drill

Rod-type frame; hardwood handles; adjustable breast plate; two-jaw chuck. Breast plate enameled; drive gear red; unpainted metal parts are polished, rather than nickel plated.

Optional D-type handle available 1917-1930. Identical to No. 55 save for chuck.

Illustration from 1923 catalog.

Length Speed(s) Pinion Gear(s) Start Date End Date
14 1/4 inches unknown single pinion 1917 1930

No. 7307

Goodell-Pratt No. 7307 breast drillCombination two-speed breast and chain drill

Malleable iron frame; hardwood handles; non-adjustable gear guide; speeds adjusted by turning shifter knob on frame; adjustable breast plate; ball bearings; two-jaw chuck; includes chain. Frame painted black; drive gear red; bright parts nickel plated.

Optional D-type handle available 1917-1930.

Illustration from 1905 catalog.

Length Speed(s) Pinion Gear(s) Start Date End Date
21 inches 3 1/2:1 and 1 1/2:1 double pinion 1905 1931

No. 7316

Goodell-Pratt No. 7316 breast drillCombination two-speed breast and chain drill

Malleable iron frame; hardwood handles; non-adjustable gear guide; speeds adjusted by turning shifter knob on frame; adjustable breast plate; ball bearings; three-jaw, spring-type chuck adjustable from 0 to 1/2 inch; includes chain. Frame painted black; drive gear red; bright parts nickel plated.

Optional D-type handle available 1917-1930.

Illustration from 1911 catalog.

Length Speed(s) Pinion Gear(s) Start Date End Date
21 inches 3 1/2:1 and 1 1/2:1 double pinion 1907 1931