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Object ID # 1983.012.005
Object Name Furnace, Blast
Title Soldering Furnace
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Made Detroit Torch & Mfg. Co.
Place of Origin Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
Description This is a gasoline-fueled soldering furnace for melting babbitt metal. The round-based metal reservoir appears to be about a half gallon size, and has a red finish on it. The base is set in about 2 cm, leaving space below. Four pieces of metal are folded over the base edge and form little feet for the canister. There is a small, crescent-shaped maker's plate towards the bottom that has "DETROIT TORCH AND MFG. CO. DETROIT, MICH. U.S.A. NO 50". There are three uprights, 17 cm high, set into 1 cm high extensions that protrude upward from the reservoir. These are bolted into a top platform rim. There is a wire and thick coiled wire carrying grip at the top. The platform is where you would set a melting pot on. There is a funnel-shaped opening with a screw top that protrudes from the top of one side of the reservoir. Another opening, which is threaded, had a hexagonal-topped nut screwed over the opening. Protruding from the nut is the pressure air pump rod, which has a circular, brass knob. Another opening into the reservoir holds the gas heating rod. It is 15 cm perpendicular before it bends into a coil and returns downward through a perforated tube. It has another right-angled turn into which the adjustment pin is screwed.
Makers mark Detroit Torch and Mfg. Co., Detroit Mich. U.S.A. - No 6??
Provenance Manufactured in Detroit by the Detroit Torch and Manufacturing Company. Provenance unknown.
Last belonged to Stewart Abra of RR#5, Owen Sound, Grey County.
Collection Metalworking Tools & Equipment Collection
Material Metal/Paint/Wood/Wire
Dimensions H-32 Dia-20.5 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County