We decided to go and mooch round some junky antique shops in Sawbridgeworth today and Ness spotted this pump drill . . .
Obviously that cord isn't original - anyone got any ideas on what type of bit would have originally been used ?
According to Salaman this type of drill was only used for metal, stone etc and not wood because the bit would have got bound/stuck on the return stroke.
We also bought an angle measuring gadget, a very clever boxwood corkscrew "A Present From the Seaside" and an interesting book about the History of the Rocking Chair