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I found a couple of old torches in a box of tools that belonged to a deceased family member. One is a dedicated cutting torch and the other looks to be cutting torch on a convertible welding/cutting torch.



I can get some pix up later... Anyway there are no marks on them I can make out and I'm wondering if there's a good place to go for info on them. Any suggestions?



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any writing or labeling at all?

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Try your local welding supply dealer. Check on the face of the gauges.

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Unscrew the collar that holds the tip,on the tip base there should (could) be the size and brand of tip should be stamped into it.

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I looked them over again briefly and one has a name on it but it's none that I recognize. The other has a painted name plate that is mostly worn away.


I've been dealing with home improvement and repair for the past few weeks and this has dropped to the bottom of my list for now.


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I took a few minutes to look them over again and take some pix. The name plate on the dedicated burning torch is illegible. The rest of it looks OK...
http://www.oregonmotorcycleparts.com...s/100_1291.JPG


Here's a pic of the name plate for what little it's worth.
http://www.oregonmotorcycleparts.com...s/100_1292.JPG


The convertible welding / burning torch has the name Forney stamped on it. I come from a family of iron workers and I've never heard of this brand. All those in my family that I would have asked about it have passed on...

http://www.oregonmotorcycleparts.com...s/100_1293.JPG


The pix come out really large so I figured it's better to put them in as links rather than inserted as pix... I need to dig out
acetylene outfit so I can check if this burning torch can be used on the outfit I have. I think it's a Victor but I haven't looked at it in almost 6 years...

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I never had need of a dedicated burning torch but that one does resemble the Victors that hung on display in the LWS. The bottom one resembles a Harris but it's been at least forty years since I used a Harris so I wouldn't bet any money that's what it is. I used Victor exclusively for a lot of years although in my early days I also used Harris and Mico a little. Harris was OK but I hated Mico because I could never make a nice smooth cut with them like I could with the Victor and Harris. I don't have any idea what #2 is.
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I'll try to remember to take them with me on one of my trips to the city this summer. Maybe someone at a welding shop would know more about them.


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I think they one is a brand I have used before many years ago , Airco I believe . the top one looks like a Smith

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