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Old 06-27-2018, 07:53 PM
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Any ideas on these old torches?

A co-worker of mine bought a box of torch components at a garage sale and there is a BUNCH.

But check out the torch butts and stuff, there is some cool stuff, any of it look familiar to any of you guys?

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That's a lot of good stuff. Some cutting heads (with oxygen handle), some general brazing heads, look like some Y adapters to run multiple torches off one set of bottles. See what the brand names are, like Smiths, Airco.


All you need is bottles, gauges and hoses. That is quite a score!
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Brian, there's five hundred dollars worth of brass there!

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any Victor.

I used to have a Craftsman set that a very small brazing-Gas tip It had a pencil lead size extension with a needle size hole Great for small delicate work, Like a jewelers tip. I have thought about silver soldering a medical hypo needle onto an extra tip I have. I should have kept that tip when I upgraded to a victor set.
The Big bottle set I have down south in the 40 X120 shop has a Y set up with one set of hoses for the cutting head and the other brazing gas head. I don't like to change setups.

When doing cabinet work I have about a dozen routers, 3 shapers., each with a different cutter. It takes 1 minute to cut and 15 minutes to do a setup and test cuts.. Time is Money.

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I have to get back into that box and get some names. I don't think it will matter much, he is going to keep a few and then sell the rest off. That little silver one second from the left in the first photo is one that caught my eye. It's super light, it's almost like my jewelers torch. Notice the much smaller hose fittings.

There are a couple that are very cool, and a few make you go "Hmmmmmmm?" That first photo, forth in from the left, that is an odd cutting torch?

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The one in the middle of the first picture is a unique item indeed! It is used to spray molten metal.
A can of "powdered" metal is screwed onto the fitting at the head. the Flame is used to heat the base, then mash the lever, the metal in the can is then transfered to the base metal.
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The one in the middle of the first picture is a unique item indeed! It is used to spray molten metal.
A can of "powdered" metal is screwed onto the fitting at the head. the Flame is used to heat the base, then mash the lever, the metal in the can is then transfered to the base metal.
So it would be like "Primer" spraying molten lead?

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I have to get back into that box and get some names. I don't think it will matter much, he is going to keep a few and then sell the rest off. That little silver one second from the left in the first photo is one that caught my eye. It's super light, it's almost like my jewelers torch. Notice the much smaller hose fittings.

There are a couple that are very cool, and a few make you go "Hmmmmmmm?" That first photo, forth in from the left, that is an odd cutting torch?

Brian
That is a spray welding torch. Used for building up bearing journals and other things. There are several parts missing though.
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So it would be like "Primer" spraying molten lead?

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Not really. The object you are spraying metal on has to be heated enough that the sprayed material bonds to it.
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Not really. The object you are spraying metal on has to be heated enough that the sprayed material bonds to it.
Ahhhhhh

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There were some aluminum bodied torches that some guys really like; one of my grandads co-workers loved them and had quite the collection.
There are some special tips used for gas welding (not brazing) aluminum. I can't remember exactly why or how, but its a softer flame. The cobalt blue lenses you may see from time to time were used with these torches. However, the blue lens didn't do a great job of protecting your eyes. My grandad was certified to do aviation welding with oxy/ace.
Jewelers torches/silver soldering torches (sometimes called 'blowpipes') can be worth serious money depending on brand. I've had a Victor forever and I love it for brazing and other small jobs.
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I have to get back with the guy and take another look at these, some are damn interesting.

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