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After a precision lathe, the most useful machine tool for the watchmaker is undoubtedly a sensitive miniature drill. Although Bergeon manufactured stand-alone drills - which could be run from the lathe countershaft - they also offered a beautifully-made attachment which converted the lathe into a drilling machine. The unit was formed with a hole to accept the lathe bed, and a bracket that slotted into the standard lathe foot.

The Drilling Attachment was a self-contained unit with a lever feed and micro-adjustable stop

The Bergeon No. 1638 Precision Drilling Machine. The motor unit, and Adjustable Driving Attachment, were both identical to those used for the lathe