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Hand Operated Rail Drill

From the Collection of Puffing Billy Railway School Rd Menzies Creek Victoria

Description
Hand Operated Rail Drill made of cast Metal
Size
Length Overall: 2' 9 7/16" ( 850 mm ) Width: 2' 3 9/16" ( 700 mm ) Height: 3' 2 9/16" ( 980 mm )
Object Registration
000218
Keywords
puffing billy, hand operated rail drill
Historical information

This hand operated drill was used to drill holes in the rails so that with fishplates (metal joiners) the rails could be bolted together to form a continuous length.
Significance
Historic - Railways Permanent Way and Works - track equipment - Hand Operated Rail Drill
Last updated
20 Nov 2019 at 1:06PM