Goodell-Pratt Hand 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. 05

Goodell-Pratt hand drill no. 05Single-speed hand drill

  1. 1901 — malleable iron frame; hardwood head and handles; detachable, elongated side handle; non-adjustable gear guide; three-jaw chuck is adjustable from 0 to 1/4 inch. Frame enameled black; drive gear painted red; bright parts are nickel plated.
  2. 1930 — as above, but mahogany-finished hardwood head and handles; chef's cap side handle.

Illustration from 1903 catalog.

Length Pinion Gear(s) Head Start Date End Date
12 1/2 inches single pinion solid head 1901 1931

No. 4

Goodell-Pratt hand drill no. 4Single-speed hand drill

Malleable iron frame; hollow metallic head; rotating cap on end of head exposes one drill at a time; non-adjustable gear guide; three-jaw chuck is adjustable from 0 to 5/32 inch; shipped with eight fluted drill points. Frame enameled black; drive gear painted red; bright parts are nickel plated.

Illustration from 1903 catalog.

Length Pinion Gear(s) Head Start Date End Date
10 1/4 inches single pinion hollow head by 1896 1931

No. 4 1/2

Goodell-Pratt hand drill no. 4 1/2Single-speed hand drill

  1. ca. 1896 — malleable iron frame; cocobolo head; non-adjustable gear guide; three-jaw chuck is adjustable from 0 to 5/32 inch; shipped with eight fluted drill points. Frame enameled black; drive gear and bright parts are nickel plated.
  2. 1908 — as above, but head profile exhibits slight ogee curve
  3. 1920 — as above, but rosewood head.
  4. 1930 — as above, but tropical hardwood head; drive gear painted red.

Manufactured by Millers Falls as of 1931.

Illustration from 1903 catalog.

Length Pinion Gear(s) Head Start Date End Date
  1. 10 1/2 inches (1913)
  2. 11 7/8 inches (1930)
single pinion hollow head ca. 1896 ca. 1942

No. 5

Goodell-Pratt hand drill no. 5Single-speed hand drill

  1. ca. 1896— malleable iron frame; hardwood head with magazine for holding drill points in separate numbered compartments; hardwood handles; detachable, elongated side handle; non-adjustable gear guide; three-jaw chuck is adjustable from 0 to 1/4 inch; shipped with eight fluted drill points. Frame enameled black; drive gear painted red; bright parts are nickel plated.
  2. 1930 — as above, but chef's cap side handle.

Illustration from 1903 catalog.

Length Pinion Gear(s) Head Start Date End Date
12 inches single pinion hollow head ca. 1896 1931

No. 5 1/2

Goodell-Pratt hand drill no. 5 1/2Two-speed hand drill

  1. ca. 1896 — malleable iron frame; cocobolo head with hardwood handles; detachable, elongated side handle; non-adjustable gear guide; spindle runs on hardened steel cone bearing; speeds adjusted by turning shifter knob on frame; three-jaw chuck adjustable 0 to 3/8 inch. Frame enameled black; drive gear painted red; bright parts are nickel plated.
  2. 1911 — as above, but detachable chef's cap side handle; ball bearing spindle.
  3. 1920 — as above, but rosewood handle.
  4. 1930 — as above, but tropical hardwood head.
  5. 1935 — as above, but mahogany-finished hardwood head and handles; head now flat-topped.

Manufactured by Millers Falls as of 1931.

Illustration from 1903 catalog.

Length Pinion Gear(s) Head Start Date End Date
14 1/2 inches double pinion hollow head ca. 1896 1948

No. 5 1/2B

Goodell-Pratt hand drill no. 5 1/2BTwo-speed hand drill

  1. 1898— malleable iron frame; hardwood head and handles, head with mushroom-shaped top; detachable, elongated side handle; non-adjustable gear guide; spindle runs on hardened steel cone bearing; speeds adjusted by turning shifter knob on frame; three-jaw chuck adjustable 0 to 3/8 inch. Frame enameled black; drive gear painted red, bright parts are nickel plated.
  2. 1911 — as above, but detachable chef's cap side handle; ball bearing spindle.
  3. 1926 — as above, but mahogany-finished hardwood head and handles.

Manufactured by Millers Falls as of 1931.

Illustration from 1903 catalog.

Length Pinion Gear(s) Head Start Date End Date
14 1/2 inches double pinion solid head 1898 1936

No. 49

Goodell-Pratt hand drill no. 49Single-speed hand drill

Malleable iron frame; fluted, hollow metallic head; non-adjustable gear guide; three-jaw chuck is adjustable from 0 to 5/32 inch. Frame enameled black; drive gear and bright parts are nickel plated.

Illustration from 1907 catalog.

Length Pinion Gear(s) Head Start Date End Date
10 1/4 inches single pinion hollow head 1907 1931

No. 52

Goodell-Pratt hand drill no. 52Single-speed hand drill

  1. 1905 — steel frame; cocobolo head and handles; three-jaw chuck is adjustable from 0 to 5/32 inch; shipped with eight fluted drill points. Drive gear painted red and bright parts are nickel plated.
  2. 1920 — as above, but rosewood head.

Illustration from 1905 catalog.

Length Pinion Gear(s) Head Start Date End Date
10 1/4 inches double pinion hollow head 1905 1931

No. 53

Goodell-Pratt hand drill no. 53Single-speed hand drill

  1. 1905 — steel frame; cocobolo head and side handle; detachable, chef's cap side handle attached to frame; drive gear with extra wide rim can be grasped between thumb and finger for delicate work; three-jaw chuck is adjustable from 0 to 5/32 inch; shipped with eight fluted drill points. Drive gear painted red and bright parts are nickel plated.
  2. 1920 — as above, but rosewood head and side handle.
  3. 1930 — tropical hardwood head.

Illustration from 1905 catalog.

Length Pinion Gear(s) Head Start Date End Date
10 1/4inches double pinion hollow head 1905 1931

No. 54

Goodell-Pratt hand drill no. 54Single-speed hand drill

Steel frame; hardwood head with magazine for holding drill points in separate numbered compartments; hardwood handles; detachable, chef's cap side handle attached to frame; three-jaw chuck is adjustable from 0 to 1/4 inch; shipped with eight fluted drill points. Drive gear painted red and bright parts are nickel plated.

Illustration from 1905 catalog.

Length Pinion Gear(s) Head Start Date End Date
11 1/2 inches double pinion hollow head 1905 1931

No. 110

Goodell-Pratt hand drill no. 110Single-speed hand drill

Malleable iron frame; hollow metallic head; non-adjustable gear guide; split two-jaw chuck for use with fluted shank drill points; shipped with eight fluted-shank drill points. Frame enameled black; drive gear and bright parts are nickel plated.

Identical to No. 49 save for chuck.

Illustration from 1907 catalog.

Length Pinion Gear(s) Head Start Date End Date
10 1/4 inches single pinion hollow head 1907 1931

No. 154

Goodell-Pratt hand drill no. 154Single-speed hand drill

  1. 1911 — steel frame; polished hardwood head and handles; detachable, elongated side handle; three-jaw chuck adjustable from 0 to 3/8 inch. Bright parts are nickel plated.
  2. 1917 — as above, but cocobolo head.
  3. 1920 — as above, but rosewood head.

A heavy-duty hand drill the size of a small breast drill.

Illustration from 1911 catalog.

Length Pinion Gear(s) Head Start Date End Date
16 1/2 inches double pinion hollow head 1911 1930

No. 259

Goodell-Pratt hand drill no. 259Two-speed ratcheting hand and breast drill

  1. 1915 — malleable iron frame; hardwood head and handles, head with mushroom-shaped top; detachable, chef's cap side handle; non-adjustable gear guide; ball bearing spindle; ratchet controlled by turning knurled ring between crank and main gear; speeds adjusted by turning shifter knob on frame; three-jaw chuck adjustable 0 to 3/8 inch. Frame enameled black; drive gear painted red, bright parts are nickel plated.
  2. 1926 — as above, but mahogany-finished hardwood head and handles.

Illustration from 1915 catalog.

Length Pinion Gear(s) Head Start Date End Date
14 1/2 inches double pinion solid head 1915 1931

No. 315

Goodell-Pratt hand drill no. 315 Surgeon's single-speed hand drill

Steel frame; hollow metallic head; metallic crank handle; special chuck with knurled set screw; shipped with four special-shank drill points. Frame, drive gear, and other parts are nickel plated.

Especially suited to drilling bone.

Illustration from 1915 catalog.

Length Pinion Gear(s) Head Start Date End Date
10 inches single pinion hollow head 1913 1931

No. 329

Goodell-Pratt hand drill no. 329Single-speed hand drill

  1. 1915 — steel frame; hardwood head and handles; detachable, chef's cap side handle attached to frame; three-jaw chuck is adjustable from 0 to 1/4 inch. Drive gear and bright parts are nickel plated.
  2. 1917 — as above, but drive gear is enameled red.
  3. 1926 — as above, mahogany-finished hardwood head and handles.

Illustration from 1915 catalog.

Length Pinion Gear(s) Head Start Date End Date
11 3/4 inches double pinion solid head 1915 1931

No. 379

Goodell-Pratt hand drill no. 379 Single-speed hand drill

  1. 1917 — malleable iron frame; cocobolo head; mahogany-finished side and crank handles; detachable chef's cap side handle; non-adjustable gear guide; three-jaw chuck adjustable from 0 to 1/4 inch; shipped with eight fluted drill points. Frame enameled black; drive gear and bright parts are nickel plated.
  2. 1920 — as above, but rosewood head.
  3. 1930 — as above, tropical hardwood head.

Manufactured by Millers Falls as of 1931.

Illustration from 1923 catalog.

Length Pinion Gear(s) Head Start Date End Date
  1. 11 1/2 inches (1917)
  2. 12 5/8 inches (1930)
single pinion hollow head 1917 1938

No. 385

Goodell-Pratt hand drill no. 385 High-speed hand drill

Gears enclosed in aluminum casing; hardwood head and handles, head with mushroom-shaped top; drop-forged crank handle; detachable chef's cap side handle; ball bearing spindle; 7:1 gear ratio; three-jaw chuck adjustable 0 to 1/4 inch. Aluminum parts are polished and bright parts are nickel plated.

Illustration from 1923 catalog.

Length Gears Head Start Date End Date
15 1/2 inches enclosed gears solid head 1917 1931

No. 486

Goodell-Pratt hand drill no. 486 High-speed hand drill

  1. 1917 — gears enclosed in aluminum casing; cocobolo head; drop-forged crank handle; detachable chef's cap side handle; ball bearing spindle; 7:1 gear ratio; three-jaw chuck adjustable 0 to 1/4 inch. Aluminum parts are polished and bright parts are nickel plated.
  2. 1920 — as above, but rosewood head.

Illustration from 1923 catalog.

Length Pinion Gears Head Start Date End Date
15 1/2 inches enclosed gears hollow head 1917 1930

No. 487

Goodell-Pratt hand drill no. 487Single-speed hand drill

  1. 1917 — Steel frame; hardwood head and handles; detachable, chef's cap side handle attached to frame; drive gear with extra wide rim can be grasped between thumb and finger for delicate work;
  2. three-jaw chuck is adjustable from 0 to 1/4 inch. Drive gear painted red and bright parts are nickel plated.
  3. 1926 — as above, mahogany-finished hardwood head and handles.

Illustration from 1923 catalog.

Length Pinion Gear(s) Head Start Date End Date
  1. 11 3/4 inches (1917)
  2. 12 inches (1930)
double pinion solid head 1917 1931

No. 655

Goodell-Pratt hand drill no. 655Single-speed hand drill

  1. 1926 — malleable iron frame; black-finished hardwood head; non-adjustable gear guide; three-jaw chuck adjustable 0 to 1/4 inch. Frame enameled black; drive gear painted red; bright parts are nickel plated.
  2. 1930 — as above, but mahogany-finished hardwood head and crank handle.
  3. 1935 — as above, but Millers Falls-style malleable iron frame, Millers Falls-style spokes in main gear; and lacks gear guide.

Manufactured by Millers Falls as of 1931.

Illustration from 1926 catalog.

Length Pinion Gear(s) Head Start Date End Date
  1. 11 3/4 inches (1926)
  2. 12 1/4 inches (1935)
single pinion solid head 1926 1944

No. 790

Goodell-Pratt hand drill no. 790Single-speed hand drill

Steel frame; tropical hard wood head, mahogany-finished handles; chef's cap side handle attached to frame

; drive gear with extra wide rim can be grasped between thumb and finger for delicate work; three-jaw chuck is adjustable from 0 to 1/4 inch; shipped with eight fluted drill points. Drive gear painted red and bright parts are nickel plated.

Illustration from 1930 catalog.

Length Pinion Gear(s) Head Start Date End Date
12 inches double pinion hollow head 1930 1931

No. 1515

Goodell-Pratt hand drill no. 1515Single-speed hand drill

  1. 1920 — die cast frame which encloses pinion; rosewood head; stained hardwood side and crank handles; detachable chef's cap side handle; ball bearing spindle; non-adjustable gear guide; three- jaw chuck adjustable 0 to 3/8 inch; shipped with eight fluted drill points. Frame enameled black and large solid gear red; bright parts nickel plated.
  2. 1930 — as above, but tropical hardwood head.

Manufactured by Millers Falls as of 1931.

Illustration from 1923 catalog.

Length Pinion Gear(s) Head Start Date End Date
  1. 14 1/4 inches (1920)
  2. 14 1/2 inches (1935)
single pinion hollow head 1920 1938

No. 1616

Goodell-Pratt hand drill no. 1616 Single-speed hand and breast drill

  1. 1920 — die cast frame which encloses pinion; hardwood head and handles; head with mushroom-shaped top; detachable chef's cap side handle; ball bearing spindle; non-adjustable gear guide; three-jaw chuck adjustable 0 to 3/8 inch. Frame enameled black and large solid gear red; bright parts nickel plated.
  2. 1930 — as above, but mahogany-stained hardwood head and handles.

Manufactured by Millers Falls as of 1931.

Illustration from 1923 catalog.

Length Pinion Gear(s) Head Start Date End Date
  1. 14 1/2 inches (1920)
  2. 15 inches (1935)
single pinion solid head 1920 1938