A blowtorch, or blowlamp uk, is a fuelburning tool used for applying flame and heat to. All it needed was a good cleaning, an oring and a new. This is an early gasoline blowtorch made by the otto bernz company, established 1876, rochester, ny usa. Also in amongst this crowd was a struggling childrens book writer by the name.
Lettris is a curious tetrisclone game where all the bricks have the same square shape but different content. Torch a piece of wood on a relatively low temperature with your blowtorch, and capture the smoke in a glass, holding the wood on top. From ancient times a torch has been a symbol of light and truth. Please note that this item may contain hazardous materials. Wait for the black smoke to stop and slowly open oxygen needle valve. These antique tools are a great collectors item, and collecting these vintage items will provide you with a unique display.
For such an affordable price, theres no reason not to keep a chimney. Vintage blowtorches, an identification and rarity guide, is a 5 page blowtorch reference and rarity guide book, published in 2007 and reprinted in 2012. Vintage blow torch made by otto bernz cotton auctions and appraisals port coquitlam, bc. How to light a charcoal grill with a blowtorch my favorite way to. If one were to light a blow torch, one would find that repressurizing an operating torch would be required once at the most on a given tank of gasoline. Item shows signs of heavy use and cosmetic blemishes due to vintage nature. This is a nice mini torch but if you want to solder with it there is a problem with the ignitor. Nov 14, 2011 this is a video of an old otto bernz torch from the early 1900s. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. All torches are for display only and should not be filled with fuel. Jobbers price list of always reliable furnaces and torches for eastern trade by otto bernz co. By the 1890s claytons burner was applied to a paintburning blowtorch to be followed by many more blowtorch and furnace products. Wall, ashton, detroit torch, dominion, everhot, and diener. Otto bernz was an inventor and craftsman who founded the otto bernz company in 1876 to sell plumbers tools, furnaces and torches.
Trade literature at the american history museum library collection smithsonian libraries trade literature collections data source. Blowtorches definition of blowtorches by the free dictionary. Trade literature at the american history museum library collection smithsonian libraries. Otto bernz founded his company in newark, nj to manufacture tools and supplies for plumbers. First, a gasoline blow torch works best burning white gasoline. Inc americanlisted has classifieds in cozy lake, new jersey for art and antiques, classical antiquities, contemporary, impressionist, old masters, modern art, new artists and art historians. About bernzomatic bernzomatic blow torch propane torch. Development of gas welding and cutting, carbon arc and metal arc welding. Traditionally white gas was used, which was understood to be gasoline without additives, particularly lead because you were going to be breathing the fumes, and dont need lead fumes in your system from burning lead. These antique tools are a great collectors item, and collecting these vintage items will provide you with a.
The blowtorch is of ancient origin and was used as a tool by gold and silversmiths. I think it turned out pretty good considering how it started. In addition, if you apply the blowtorch to a leadbased paint, it can release toxic fumes, which are dangerous to inhale. My dad had one years ago, i have no idea what became of it. He calls his gasoline torch the always reliable, setting a standard for quality and durability that lives on today. Always reliable brass blow torch with the fuel pressure pump handle, the torch shows years of use and is in good solid condition with working knobs, the torch stands 7 12 tall. Blowtorch definition of blowtorch by merriamwebster. Ebth was unable to determine the working condition of this item, it is being sold asis. New listingantique brass blow torch, otto bernz co. The flame of love you have for god, no matter how dim or bright it is, no matter who you are, no matter your circumstances in life, can be reignited into a blowtorch so hot and bright that it becomes allconsuming, making you into a whole new creation, a crucible of heavenly gold. Sort by manufacturer, model, year, price, location, sale date, and more. This fuel burns clean and doesnt leave a torch taste. The two reference books published by btca cover in aggregate more than four hundred manufacturers andor brands of blowtorches and related devices. They began literally as a blown lamp, a wick oil lamp with a mouthblown tube alongside the flame.
Bernz was the only one of the three major blowtorch companies to offer a shsi. Hey home cooks, its time to play with a blowtorch bon appetit. Its amazing to see how blow torches have changed over history and this is a perfect example of an early american blow torch. The winning bidder recognizes in the purchase of this item that a hazardous material may be present and waives any claims against ebth relating to the safety of this material. Torch international proudly uses the torch, with the addition of a triangle a symbol of deity recognizing the source of all intelligence as its emblem. Zangobobs blowtorch heaven common problems with gasoline. Lot of 4 vintage smiths welding torch tips mc 3mc 123mc 170. Amounts shown in italicized text are for items listed in currency other than canadian dollars and are approximate conversions to canadian dollars based upon bloombergs conversion rates. New bernz omatic bernzomatic heavy duty welding kit model oa3000 nos. We believe in carrying the torch ignited by our founder in 1876whose quality craftsmanship and progressive mindset is what blazed the trail that got us here today. They contain original seals that can no longer be guaranteed. If the blowtorch is not equipped with an internal spark ignition device, light the acetylene with a friction lighter held about one inch from the tip. Otto bernz s passion for craftsmanship and creation burns on as bernzomatic tools empower professional tradesman, diyers, artisans, adventurers and creatives with the tools and inspiration they need to take on new projects and redefine what they can achieve.
Blow torch burner flame gun gas butane flame gun blow torch. This portable blowtorch uses only water as fuel popular science. We personally assess every book s quality and offer rare, outofprint treasures. Because of these reasons, new and safer techniques have been developed for paint removal, such as electric heat guns, and the use of blowtorches for this purpose has generally been abandoned.
May 19, 2016 a part of hearst digital media popular mechanics participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our. Jul 02, 2012 my newly restored otto bernz torch my wife got me from an antique shop for 18. Otto bernz company vintage blow torch rochester, n. I do not know of any rule book anywhere that says one way is the right way.
I know very little about the history and the years that particular torches were made. I use a blow torch to make the process easy and consistent. By the turn of the century, bernz had added blowtorches and. When chain is attached to closet pulls, a small charge is made for assembling. The adjustable flame control allows for an ease in switching between different applications and the run lock button keeps the torch lit for fingerfree use.
Robert komer, vietnam, and american cold war strategy frank leith jones on. Vtg otto bernz blow torch electric table lamp light steam punk repurposed works. To make squares disappear and save space for other squares you have to assemble english words left, right, up, down from the falling squares. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. The blowtorch was first used in the early 1800s and was designed using the already existing gasoline lamp. Youtube, youtube channel, video marketing, youtuber, igtv, erika vieira, video, instagram hatecast clint taylor.
Thank you for viewing our store item we have for sale antiques brass otto bernz welding torch measures 8. Otto bernz plumbers furnace coleman collectors forum. This is a video of an old otto bernz torch from the early 1900s. It is polished and the the painted parts are like new as is the wood handle. Lighting a 70 year old blowtorch butler coleman model 151. Shop blow torch burner flame gun gas butane flame gun blow torch burner welding solder iron soldering lighter. Zangobobs blow torch heaven owns a craftsman torch that will burn the entire tank of gasoline without requiring the tank to be pumped up again. The flame is very strong and good for searing fishes, meat, egg, and cheese. Inventor and craftsman otto bernz started out in 1876. The book was published in 2007, reprinted in 2012, and in 2019. If it was a round tube where you could attach flexible tubing.
A gathering place for all farmall cub, cadet owners and tractor enthusiast from all over the world. I put the soldering iron extension on and used it about ten times to solder, then the push button spark flame ignitor would no longer light the flame. The company changed its name to bernzomatic in the 1940s and came out with propanepowered torches during the 1950s. I sand blasted all of the parts and rebuilt the pump. Many of the antique fuel lamps were composed of brass, and the blowtorch was created by placing a sealed container over the flame in the lamp. Clayton, who had invented a burner for a plumbers furnace, joined the brothers. Otto bernz company toolshand held items auction results. Vintage antique brass gas blow torch with wood handle,bernz co. This type of lamp, with spirit fuel, continued to be in use for such small tasks into the late 20th century.
Please make payments within 5 days of auction close. With the flick of a match the bernz o matic readies asphalt tile for installation, solders tools and toys, removes old paint does hundreds of jobs around the house. It has plenty of tarnish but not dents to the surface. Vintage blow torch made by otto bernz live auction world. A history of welding web site welding timeline years.
A place where all are treated equal and ideas are shared freely. History has not been kind to robert komer, a casualty of bad historical analysis and inaccurate information. Ok, the price on these may be a little more than what you would find at a hardware store, but i prefer the convenience of having them delivered to my door. These tools have undergone numerous design changes due to advancements in materials, production, and technology, but an antique blowtorch provides great insight into the history of metalworking. I use this propane with my bernzomatic ts8000 torch for searing meats after sous vide cooking. The blowtorch is of ancient origin and was used as a tool by gold and. You promise not to try to light a gasoline blow torch. International association of torch clubs torch history. Type of material trade catalogs trade literature date 1900s company name otto bernz co. Im constantly misplacing small lighters and match books, and never seem to be able. From what bits of research i did, this seems to be an early model of a butler. Included is an 18page index listing nearly 2900 references and cross references to blow torch related names and catalog numbers.
Gasoline otto bernz antique burner firepot youtube. History of the turner brass works madeinchicago museum. A turner brass works blowtorch on ebay has a bottom view thats very. I fire up an old blowtorch ive had kicking around for a while. Vintage bernzomtic soldering hose with torch, very good used shape. It was common for some people to try to burn leaded fuel because thats all they had available. Got it running, and realized the neck where torch head attaches was leaking, so i borrowed an antique copper soldering iron and resoldered the joint. Ukbased researchers say their new system is safer and cooler than other gasfueled metalmelters.
Blowtorch definition is a small burner having a device to intensify combustion by means of a blast of air or oxygen, usually including a fuel tank pressurized by a hand pump, and used especially in plumbing. In 1982, bernzomatic became a division of newell now newell rubbermaid. I believe it is the only publication anyone would ever need to decide how much pleasure may be derived from collecting these wonderful tools. Vintage otto bernz blow torch brass red wood handle rochester ny blowtorch. You are purchasing a 334 page blow torch reference and rarity guide book, more vintage blowtorches, an identification and rarity guide. Otto bernze torch 1910 for sale in cozy lake, new jersey. Otto bernz blowtorch 1911addicts the premiere 1911 forum. This auction is for a beautiful antique original otto bernz co.
Browse the best of ebay, connect with other collectors, and explore the history behind your favorite finds. Otto bernz, turner, and others was also basically unchanged from around the early 1900s up to. Amounts shown in italicised text are for items listed in currency other than euros and are approximate conversions to euros based upon bloombergs conversion rates. It can burn much hotter than any other cooking or blowtorch. Minty vintage antique otto bernz brass solder gas blow torch. Always reliable plumbers, tools 19 brass split links no. Otto bernz lead smelter repair and lead melting test duration.
Benzomatic there appears to be a blow tube but its open on both ends. Probably the most common operational problem with a gasoline blow torch is that it plugs up. Celebrate national smores day with mouthwatering recipes made using a bernzomatic torch yellowstone park foundation and bernzomatic launch industryleading camping cylinder recycling program 10 things you didnt know you could do with a torch detroit bully corps named grand prize winner in bernzomatics find your fire community grants program. New blow torch reference book vintage blowtorches 5 pgs includes rarity index. This is a follow on book to the first reference book, vintage blowtorches, that was published in 2007 and reprinted in 2012 and 2019. Blowtorch definition, a small portable apparatus that gives an extremely hot gasoline flame intensified by a blast, used especially in metalworking. To operate these blowtorches, you fill the fuel tank about 34 full of. Vintage tempest torch refillable propane with metal box. History of blowtorches blow torch collectors association. It is somewhat historic, but non unseen in shops today. An early 1900s hot blast blow torch inspires a look back at the chicago days. Otto bernz of newark new jersey founded the otto bernz company selling plumbers tools and the gasoline torch always reliable. During this period, turner brass was headquartered inside a sixstory plant in river. Its trademark torch packs include basic use, multiapplication, and specialty.1501 375 88 1028 132 431 615 523 145 273 892 1415 1563 1280 1500 139 266 1085 312 1590 1380 1078 695 1198 565 1243 187 1076 795 1324 485 549 824 1246 774 670 125 45 419 405 367 1200 611 302 550