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Electric drill, 19th-century artwork. This drill, powered by the electric motor at left, is being used in the workshops of a shipbuilding company. The company is Austrian Lloyd, in Trieste. Trieste is now part of Italy, but at the time this artwork was drawn it was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The first electric drills had been developed in around 1889. Artwork from the 20th volume (second period of 1897) of the French popular science weekly 'La Science Illustree'.
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