200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

Thedudeinboise
I found this at a local antique store today and couldn't pass up all that brass. I have visions of using it to start campfires, but I need some guidance so I don't set the rest of the western hemisphere ablaze.

The pump works, it holds pressure and after I pulled it apart and gave it a quick cleaning, it seems workable. I put it together to see if it would light, and sure enough I got a 4 foot flame thrower.

(Side note: I'm super glad I decided to ignite in an asphalt parking lot)

Does anyone have any advice for getting this up and running safely?

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-Adam
-Interested in anything late '82 or 3/55
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Rustytank
I just bought one of those at an estate sale yesterday! Did you preheat yours like a kero lantern? It takes a pretty good preheat to get the vaporizer heated up. Use Coleman type fuel in it. 
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Thedudeinboise
Hey, what a coincidence! I checked out a couple YouTube videos and yeah, I need to preheat it. Do you know anything about these things? It might trend into another thread, but I have no idea when they were made. I just saw it was liquid fueled and thought it was cool, so I grabbed it. 
-Adam
-Interested in anything late '82 or 3/55
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Thedudeinboise
Care to share a picture of the one you picked up?
-Adam
-Interested in anything late '82 or 3/55
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Hot Diggity
Nice looking torch!  I love the big red valve wheel.

I never could capture a good picture of the four foot stream of flame you get with insufficient preheat. 77090-708b2f4be68cc1e38193928f467f8da5.jpg ....but with a little patience it'll be ready to heat irons. 77089-6546493b8ce3fac2e5d92d4226b89da9.jpg
Chuck, 3/61, ICCC 1689
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Rustytank
Care to share a picture of the one you picked up?

I'll try to take some pics tomorrow. Your sticker is in better shape than mine. I put mine in the toolbox of my truck and left it. 
I have used torches like this a lot when I was younger. I still have my old one that needs a serious cleaning after years of hanging in the barn. I'm going to get them both going if it all works out right.
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Gasman64
Adam, old blowtorches can be fun, but also dangerous.  Here's a good site with lots of information on them:
http://www.blotorches.com/

I don't have a lot of torches, but my favorite is this big Swedish kerosene model, a Primus (forget which model #):
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Yes, it needs a really good preheat!
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Thedudeinboise
Thanks for the input, all. I checked out a few YouTube videos on restoring and properly igniting one of these and it doesn't look like an effective campfire ignition tool... Too volatile for camping in the woods. I'll clean it up a little more and look to sell it, I think. Based on what I saw from it yesterday, it should work pretty well.
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Jeepstircrazy
Hi folks , new guy here... I've picked up 8 or so of these torches over the last several years cause I'm like a magpie and seem to collect shiny objects....that said it seems they have no real interest to anybody in these parts. Most I find will be priced at 10 or 12 dollars and I couldn't even get that from an antique picker a month ago. I've also collected about 50 or actually more soldering irons (actually copper) and I did talk to a fellow a week ago that said he sells his (irons) to a guy that takes them down to the Carolinas and gets 35 bucks a piece for them! I guess I need to visit my sister down near Winston/Salem!  The torches I intend to keep have Dates of 1917 and earlier... the rest are  going to go through my ultimate auction when I get up enough steam to escape from New York!
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Rustytank
Here's the one I got the other day.
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Barrett
If you have 2, then after lighting the first one..... the second is easy to preheat🙂

Have fun and enjoy the roar!
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Andrew

Living and learning in NZ
Hoping to reach cognitive and emotional maturity before my children do.
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