You promise not to try to light a gasoline blow torch. Otto bernz founded his company in newark, nj to manufacture tools and supplies for plumbers. Robert komer, vietnam, and american cold war strategy frank leith jones on. The company changed its name to bernzomatic in the 1940s and came out with propanepowered torches during the 1950s. This is a follow on book to the first reference book, vintage blowtorches, that was published in 2007 and reprinted in 2012 and 2019. 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. My dad had one years ago, i have no idea what became of it. 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. Blowtorch definition, a small portable apparatus that gives an extremely hot gasoline flame intensified by a blast, used especially in metalworking. You are purchasing a 334 page blow torch reference and rarity guide book, more vintage blowtorches, an identification and rarity guide. It is polished and the the painted parts are like new as is the wood handle. Its products include torches, fuel cylinders, kits, solders and accessories, and utility lighters. From ancient times a torch has been a symbol of light and truth.
Otto bernz was an inventor and craftsman who founded the otto bernz company in 1876 to sell plumbers tools, furnaces and torches. Please note that this item may contain hazardous materials. I know very little about the history and the years that particular torches were made. We deliver the joy of reading in 100% recycled packaging with free standard shipping on u. A turner brass works blowtorch on ebay has a bottom view thats very. It can burn much hotter than any other cooking or blowtorch. 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. They began literally as a blown lamp, a wick oil lamp with a mouthblown tube alongside the flame. Benzomatic there appears to be a blow tube but its open on both ends. Otto bernz blowtorch 1911addicts the premiere 1911 forum. I fire up an old blowtorch ive had kicking around for a while. New blow torch reference book vintage blowtorches 5 pgs includes rarity index. To make squares disappear and save space for other squares you have to assemble english words left, right, up, down from the falling squares.
Otto bernz lead smelter repair and lead melting test duration. When chain is attached to closet pulls, a small charge is made for assembling. 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. The two reference books published by btca cover in aggregate more than four hundred manufacturers andor brands of blowtorches and related devices. Otto bernz company vintage blow torch rochester, n. 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. I sand blasted all of the parts and rebuilt the pump. To operate these blowtorches, you fill the fuel tank about 34 full of. Lettris is a curious tetrisclone game where all the bricks have the same square shape but different content. Get your hands on the hottest tool literally in restaurant kitchens. All torches are for display only and should not be filled with fuel.
Its trademark torch packs include basic use, multiapplication, and specialty. How to light a charcoal grill with a blowtorch my favorite way to. Thank you for viewing our store item we have for sale antiques brass otto bernz welding torch measures 8. 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. This is an early gasoline blowtorch made by the otto bernz company, established 1876, rochester, ny usa. Blowtorch definition of blowtorch by merriamwebster. Also in amongst this crowd was a struggling childrens book writer by the name. This is a video of an old otto bernz torch from the early 1900s. The blowtorch is of ancient origin and was used as a tool by gold and silversmiths. It has plenty of tarnish but not dents to the surface. These antique tools are a great collectors item, and collecting these vintage items will provide you with a. This auction is for a beautiful antique original otto bernz co. Adjusting the oxygen needle valve affects the type of flame you get.
We personally assess every book s quality and offer rare, outofprint treasures. Vintage blow torch made by otto bernz live auction world. Gasoline otto bernz antique burner firepot youtube. Item shows signs of heavy use and cosmetic blemishes due to vintage nature. 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. Lot of 4 vintage smiths welding torch tips mc 3mc 123mc 170. Vintage otto bernz blow torch brass red wood handle rochester ny blowtorch. Trade literature at the american history museum library collection smithsonian libraries.
Vintage blow torch made by otto bernz cotton auctions and appraisals port coquitlam, bc. Nov 14, 2011 this is a video of an old otto bernz torch from the early 1900s. Browse the best of ebay, connect with other collectors, and explore the history behind your favorite finds. 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. During this period, turner brass was headquartered inside a sixstory plant in river. Im constantly misplacing small lighters and match books, and never seem to be able.
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. Thriftbooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices. 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. 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. Lighting a 70 year old blowtorch butler coleman model 151. 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. 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. A place where all are treated equal and ideas are shared freely. In addition, if you apply the blowtorch to a leadbased paint, it can release toxic fumes, which are dangerous to inhale.
I believe it is the only publication anyone would ever need to decide how much pleasure may be derived from collecting these wonderful tools. Development of gas welding and cutting, carbon arc and metal arc welding. Otto bernz of newark new jersey founded the otto bernz company selling plumbers tools and the gasoline torch always reliable. Shop blow torch burner flame gun gas butane flame gun blow torch burner welding solder iron soldering lighter. New listingantique brass blow torch, otto bernz co. 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. Wait for the black smoke to stop and slowly open oxygen needle valve. 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. New blow torch reference book vintage blowtorches 5 pgs. Wall, ashton, detroit torch, dominion, everhot, and diener. 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.
Inventor and craftsman otto bernz started out in 1876. Ebth was unable to determine the working condition of this item, it is being sold asis. 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. If it was a round tube where you could attach flexible tubing. These antique tools are a great collectors item, and collecting these vintage items will provide you with a unique display. 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. 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. New bernz omatic bernzomatic heavy duty welding kit model oa3000 nos. By the 1890s claytons burner was applied to a paintburning blowtorch to be followed by many more blowtorch and furnace products. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. The book was published in 2007, reprinted in 2012, and in 2019.
This type of lamp, with spirit fuel, continued to be in use for such small tasks into the late 20th century. 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. 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 what bits of research i did, this seems to be an early model of a butler. Zangobobs blowtorch heaven common problems with gasoline. I use this propane with my bernzomatic ts8000 torch for searing meats after sous vide cooking.
Type of material trade catalogs trade literature date 1900s company name otto bernz co. I do not know of any rule book anywhere that says one way is the right way. All it needed was a good cleaning, an oring and a new. History of blowtorches blow torch collectors association. Clayton, who had invented a burner for a plumbers furnace, joined the brothers. Otto bernz company toolshand held items auction results. First, a gasoline blow torch works best burning white gasoline. Youtube, youtube channel, video marketing, youtuber, igtv, erika vieira, video, instagram hatecast clint taylor. Vtg otto bernz blow torch electric table lamp light steam punk repurposed works.
Jobbers price list of always reliable furnaces and torches for eastern trade by otto bernz co. 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. I think it turned out pretty good considering how it started. A blowtorch, or blowlamp uk, is a fuelburning tool used for applying flame and heat to. The blowtorch is of ancient origin and was used as a tool by gold and. Vintage tempest torch refillable propane with metal box. He calls his gasoline torch the always reliable, setting a standard for quality and durability that lives on today. They contain original seals that can no longer be guaranteed. Blowtorches definition of blowtorches by the free dictionary. Sort by manufacturer, model, year, price, location, sale date, and more. This is a nice mini torch but if you want to solder with it there is a problem with the ignitor. Ukbased researchers say their new system is safer and cooler than other gasfueled metalmelters. Trade literature at the american history museum library collection smithsonian libraries trade literature collections data source.
Otto bernze torch 1910 for sale in cozy lake, new jersey. About bernzomatic bernzomatic blow torch propane torch. This portable blowtorch uses only water as fuel popular science. A gathering place for all farmall cub, cadet owners and tractor enthusiast from all over the world. An early 1900s hot blast blow torch inspires a look back at the chicago days. It is somewhat historic, but non unseen in shops today. The flame is very strong and good for searing fishes, meat, egg, and cheese.
For such an affordable price, theres no reason not to keep a chimney. The blowtorch was first used in the early 1800s and was designed using the already existing gasoline lamp. Otto bernz plumbers furnace coleman collectors forum. Included is an 18page index listing nearly 2900 references and cross references to blow torch related names and catalog numbers. Blow torch burner flame gun gas butane flame gun blow torch. Minty vintage antique otto bernz brass solder gas blow torch.
Bernz was the only one of the three major blowtorch companies to offer a shsi. Vintage antique brass gas blow torch with wood handle,bernz co. 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. History has not been kind to robert komer, a casualty of bad historical analysis and inaccurate information. Please make payments within 5 days of auction close.
Always reliable items we sell are old and may have scratches, discoloration, chips, rust and overall wear and tear please see all the pictures. 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. Hey home cooks, its time to play with a blowtorch bon appetit. 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. 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. Probably the most common operational problem with a gasoline blow torch is that it plugs up. Always reliable plumbers, tools 19 brass split links no. 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. Vintage blowtorches, an identification and rarity guide, is a 5 page blowtorch reference and rarity guide book, published in 2007 and reprinted in 2012. This fuel burns clean and doesnt leave a torch taste. I use a blow torch to make the process easy and consistent. Jul 02, 2012 my newly restored otto bernz torch my wife got me from an antique shop for 18. In 1982, bernzomatic became a division of newell now newell rubbermaid.55 296 821 1410 1348 1448 881 905 1406 1463 885 663 405 1168 447 669 153 504 359 314 264 1159 247 1155 1457 1303 807 969