Monday, May 25, 2015

Dormeyer electric drill

Years ago, I found a metal box designed to hold a Dormeyer drill kit, which subsequently became the subject for a 2013 Progress is Fine post.  Yesterday, whilst out on a motorcycle ride, I stopped at a yard sale and found the very drill it was meant to hold!  I snapped it up for $5, and drill and case are now reunited.

Nicely made.  Notice the lip at the bottom of the trigger.  This is the trigger lock. You pull in the trigger and move it down, so that the lip locks in the opening for the trigger.  Clever design.

From the badge, it appears that it was a "Matched Craft" brand.  Kind of a lame name.  For domestic use only!


jeff pierce said...

i have a dormeyer 1/4" 2200 rpm modelsd3bb.i bought it at 2nd hand storefor 5 bucks i think.great lookn and works like dent scratches either. any one know what it may be worth.sure is a good drill.i was born in 1958 so it kinda takes me back to the usa i grew up in.

jeff pierce said...

oh yeah it job rated (read industrial}

Brier Gregoire said...

Looks like an antique