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Offline JoeCB

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Black & Decker shorty drill
« on: January 03, 2023, 10:35:43 PM »
Thought I would share this little gem that I came across. B&D Type BT " Shorty"  1/4 " 2500 rpm. Judging from the really heavy duty feel of both the drill and the power cord, I would guess that this drill was for heavy duty industrial use.... maybe tight quarters in aircraft.

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Offline Bill Houghton

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Re: Black & Decker shorty drill
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2023, 05:37:16 PM »
Those right angle drills are the bee's knees when you need them.  The old, all-aluminum models are, of course, cooler than cool.

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Re: Black & Decker shorty drill
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2023, 04:51:49 AM »
How old is it?  It has most definitely art deco styling at both ends.
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Re: Black & Decker shorty drill
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2023, 11:14:04 PM »
I have no idea on the age, guessing late 40's perhaps. Hoping someone here with knowledge will chime in.

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Re: Black & Decker shorty drill
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2023, 06:32:54 PM »
Here is a photo from a 1949 catalog, but it has a paddle switch.
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Re: Black & Decker shorty drill
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2023, 07:58:48 PM »
Is it possible Joe's once had a paddle and (obviously) a different switch?  Thats a cool drill motor.  I have a cordless 90 degree but haven't used it more than once.
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Re: Black & Decker shorty drill
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2023, 09:27:50 PM »
I just looked a little closer at the catalog page, they offered both types of switches.
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Re: Black & Decker shorty drill
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2023, 11:42:39 PM »
Thanks, IPtools... thanks for posting the info... good catch on the optional toggle switch. The little "stubby" is the most expensive of the smaller drills.
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Re: Black & Decker shorty drill
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2023, 07:50:47 AM »
Hello, JoeCB. You're welcome. That was a good chunk of money in 1949!!
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Re: Black & Decker shorty drill
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2023, 10:22:24 AM »
$56 !!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Black & Decker shorty drill
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2023, 07:25:49 AM »
Just looked up 1949 dollars to 2022 dollars...
$56 in 1949 → 2022 | Inflation Calculator

Value of $56 from 1949 to 2022 -  $56 in 1949 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $680.26 today, an increase of $624.26 over 73 years. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 3.48% per year between 1949 and today, producing a cumulative price increase of . This means that today's prices are 12.15 times higher than average prices since 1949, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index. A dollar today only buys 8.232% of what it could buy back then.
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