Hubert Duca Blacksmith Shop :
Title:
Turner blow torch
Catalog Number:
2003.6.1
Notes:
The ring at the top of the torch is missing. The ring was used to hold solder irons during heating.
Description:
Turner model 150 gasoline blow torch with brass tank and red wood handle. Gasoline blow torches were used by plumbers to heat lead, by electricians to heat soldering irons, by painters to remove paint, and other general heating purposes. In order to use the torch air was pumped into the tank and the trough below the head was filled with gasoline to preheat the head before turning the knob to start the blow torch.
Size:
H-9 W-7.5 D-5.5 inches
Inscription:
The Turner Brass Works, Trademark, Sycamore, ILL.
Made:
Turner Brass Works, Sycamore, IL
Kid Tales:
A blow torch sounds like a jet engine and produces an intense blue flame. It most likely was not used by blacksmiths but was found in many repair shops in the early 1900s.
Subjects:
Torches
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