Brace Bits (Sheffield Illustrated List, 1888)

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Reprinted -  Dictionary of Tools - R.A. Salaman


This is a page from a tool catalog of the late 19th century which shows the diversity of bit styles that were used in these tools. Certain bits such as the twist bit at the bottom middle of the page are very much creatures of the industrial revolution and were not available in the 18th century. The brace shown on the page is also more sophisticated than either brace in our exhibit.


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