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Patent Number Date Title Name City Description
319,952 Jun. 16, 1885 Drilling machine George Burnham Worcester, MA "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.
    Drilling machine Asa Goddard Worcester, MA  
545,895 Sep. 10, 1895 Planer Chuck George W. Jordan Worcester, MA Rufus B. Fowler - patent attorney