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US Patent: 319,952
Drilling machine
George Burnham - Worcester, MA
Asa Goddard - Worcester, MA

USPTO Classifications:
144/92, 408/89

Tool Categories:
metalworking machines : drilling and boring : drill presses
woodworking machines : wood drilling and boring : drill presses


George Burnham Co. - Worcester, MA
Francis Reed Co. - Worcester, MA

George E. Smith
Rufus B. Fowler

Patent Dates:
Applied: Apr. 28, 1884
Granted: Jun. 16, 1885

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"Vintage Machinery" entry for George Burnham Co.
"Vintage Machinery" entry for Francis Reed Co.
"Our invention consists in a spindle adapted to receive drill-holding 'heads' or sockets of varying size, in means for detaching the balance-wheel, in providing a rest for drilling the rims of carriage-wheels and similar articles, and in providing gages by which the work may be properly placed beneath the drill."

Drills matching this patent were seen in an 1891 catalog from the Sligo Iron Store Company of St. Louis. The drills are identified as "Burnham's Upright Drills". In 1889 the firm of George Burnham Co. was taken over by Francis Reed.

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