If You Were Born Before The 1980s, You Probably Know What This Object Is

Does the above image ring any bells? If not it is very likely that you were born well after the 1960s when the world saw vast technological improvements.

We've certainly come a long way since in the last few decades. Nowadays we're accustomed to battery operated, wireless tools and machines to help us power through projects in and around our homes.

Hand-powered devices still continue to reign the tool box but thanks to modern machinery we don't have to spend an extensive amount of time and effort trying to do a simple task like hanging a picture frame.

If you were around before the 1980s, you may have an even greater appreciation for modern tools. The simple act of making a whole into a an object was a task that often tested your patience.

You also had to use a tool that looked like this:

A hand drill!

Prior to the availability of modern power tools, hand drills were used to manually create holes in different types of surfaces.

These types of drills date all the way back to the 1880s but throughout the years a variety of styles were introduced.

Millers Falls was one of the popular drill manufacturers and their first model was introduced back in 1878. Known as the No. 2, it went to become the company's most popular egg-beater style drill until the early 1980s.

Unlike power tools today, these low-tech hand drills were cheaper and were "made almost entirely from iron and steel with nickel plating." They were also extremely durable and did not produce loud noises.

You can watch it in action in the video below:

Did you ever have to use a hand drill? Let us know in the comments!

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