Brookfield Museum and Historical Society
   An Extended Learning and Research Center
165 Whisconier Road, P.O. Box 5231, Brookfield, CT 06804
Phone:  203-740-8140

Brace or Bitstock


The Carpenter’s Brace first appeared in fifteenth century Europe.
It was a big improvement over the auger in that it provided a continuous and positive turning movement to the bit.

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