I scored this vintage hand drill for free this past weekend, and since I have nothing else to blog about, here you are . . . I got the following information online: First designed and manufactured by North Brothers, Stanley continued the manufacture of this push drill after purchasing North Brothers in the 1940's until about 15 years ago. It was made of chrome-plated solid brass and beautifully finished. Using the push drill is simple. You install a bit in the end and push. When you push down the bit digs in and when your hand comes up, the bit spins in reverse and helps clear chips (or dust). I plan to use it to make pukas in charms or maybe more hangings. I ordered a small vice clamp from Amazon so that I don't end up drilling into my fingers.
I discovered that more bits are stored in the base only after researching online. What a nice surprise.
Here's a video about the drill in case you're interested and are still reading this and neva go on to somebody else's blog already.