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Old 11-09-2011, 06:21 AM
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Age itself does not mean much and bottles from the 40's are common due to war production, I have seen test dates as far back 1917! Theses really old bottles have been relegated to CO2 service now but a welding supply in KY I used when working in that area had a bunch of them ranging from that old 1917 bottle to several dated 1919 and a few in the 20's. If a bottle is still in good shape, no apparent damage and it's not rusty, it only needs a recent test date. If it's out of date they can not fill it until it's tested so there is usually an extra fee when exchanging an out-of-date bottle
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