[Vwdiesel] Torches

Sandy Cameron scameron at compmore.net
Wed Mar 12 14:50:07 EST 2003

At 10:11 AM 3/12/03 -0800, you wrote:
>I've always wondered how many accidents happened with
>those old hand pump brass gasoline blow torches. They
>can use kerosene, too. There is a trough under the
>burner to fill w/ gas and light to heat the burner to
>producs gaseous gasoline. I bought a couple from the
>'20s on e-Bay in the hopes of restoring and using one.
>They were in such a pitiful shape I did not even
>attempt it. I gave up. Anyone ever see a working one?

I have one out in the shop that I still use when I have to heat something
big REALLY hot. It will do a casting better than acetylene. Better
distribution. very powerfull. Bought it in local hardware store about 35
years ago.
Also good as an emergency block heater if you have enough exposed water
jacket without flameables near by. Used it on my old mercedes diesel.

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