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Old 02-14-2009, 01:15 PM
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Does anyone remember the "oxywelder" kit back in the seventies?

Does anyone remember those solid oxygen torches you could buy in the 1970's? It used a solid rod of some material (I have no idea what it exactly was) and you put it in a tube. It had a hose hooked to it and using a propane canister from a propane torch you could actually get a hot enough flame to braze, don't remember actually welding metal, but I brazed.

It was a cheap piece of garbage, sort of like one of those spot weld thingies that were sold by Eastwood.

What was the brand name? I am looking for a photo of this device.

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Old 02-14-2009, 03:53 PM
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I do sort of remember having something like that. Wasn't that the one that used a pellet like an oversized Alka-Seltzer to make the oxygen?

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Old 02-14-2009, 04:06 PM
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Yeah that's the one. I seem to remember a name like "Solidox" or something like that.

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I had one, don''t remember what the brand name was though.
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Yeah, I had one too. It used a chemical thingie shaped like a short fat cigar that gave off oxygen when it burned. They were expensive (to me) and you got about 3 minutes to work, and there was no way to stop it. I think Solidox is right. Was it a Sears thing?
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I had one that I bought at Montgomery Wards. Worked ok for light duty stuff.
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Not sure if there was more than one on the market but Solidox was the name of one. Interesting concept but in use it was all but worthless.
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Is it this one? For sale on eBay.
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Old 02-15-2009, 01:43 PM
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That is the one! LOL. Oh my God I remember brazing up some mirror holes in my 48 Chevy pickup in 77. I think that is all I did with it. Thanks! I just wanted to see one, funny stuff.

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Old 02-15-2009, 01:59 PM
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I am so crazy, I thought for a few seconds about buying it to hang on the wall. It is cheap!

The guys text of warnings in his auction is simply frightening! My God this guy has some issues!

http://cgi.ebay.com/TURNER-CLEANWELD...ayphotohosting

I have sold thousands of items on eBay. Yeah, every once in a while some stupid thing happens like the guy who left me negative feedback because there was an aftermarket lens in the NOS Harley light I sold him and the shipping was too high for his taste, ALL OF WHICH WAS CLEARLY in the auction text. But this guy is really overly sensitive or he has had some super strange stuff happen to him over and over and it is likely HIS fault not the people he is dealing with.

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I got mine from J.C. Whitney and I think Checker Leo's also sold them.
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It blows me away at the things I have forgotten that I thought I never would, things engrained in my mind......or so I thought. I can BARELY remember owning and using that little "tool". I took lots of photos of working on that truck when I was 16 but none of the "Solidox". Not that it really matters, who gives a crap in the real world. It just popped into my head the other day and I was wanting to see one for old times sake.

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Is it this one? For sale on eBay.
68 you must be batman howd you find that,i came so close to welding with that i had to buy my first set of torches but that is all their good for
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