“German pattern” bits

engraving of a bit

A type of bit made in the United States for use with a brace, early 20ᵗʰ century, from ¹/₃₂ to ³/₈ inch in increments of ¹/₃₂nd of an inch. It had a gimlet style point; we have no idea if such bits were actually common in Germany.

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