Monday, April 15, 2013

Black and Decker drill stand

I picked this thing up somewhere.  I really didn't need it, but it was built like a brick, er, outhouse (unlike drill stands today, which are spit-through).  I added the table from another, more modern, drill press stand.

Below, as illustrated in a 1962 publication, which identified the maker:

These kinds of stands have been around at least since the 1930's:
A.L. Dyke.  Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia.  Nineteenth Edition.  Chicago:  The Goodheart-Willcox Company, Inc., 1941.

In fact, good old Alonzo G. Decker patented one himself in 1936:

I suspect, though, that mine is based on the 1949 patent by Glenn C. Wilhide of Towson, Maryland, which he assigned to the Black & Decker Manufacturing Company:

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