A Universal Blow Torch

A Universal Blow Torch

A new gasoline blow torch has recently been placed on the market by the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company, East Pittsburgn. which embodies a number of novel features and improvements. These improvements. it is claimed, adapt the torch for all conditions of service, and it is therefore called a Universal Blow Torch. An illustration of the torch and a cross sectional view of same are shown in the accompanying illustration. The burner is made particularly heavy so that it will retain its heat and keep the torch burning in cold or windy weather. The drip cup is made especially deep so that it will start the torch under bad weather conditions. These features, however, do not detract from the use of the torch for indoor work. Another feature of the torch is the self-cleaning burner valve. The needle at the end of the valve stem cleans the hole automatically when the valve handle is turned. The valve seat need, therefore, never he injured by picking at the opening to clean it. The valve seat is a separate replaceable plug. The handle of the valve is of fiber, and does not get hot, nor does it need a long valve stem for cooling as does an iron handle. On the other hand, it will not crack, loosen and come off as does a wooden handle. It does not char or burn. The tank, it is claimed, is of the heaviest gauge brass ever used for torch tanks, and is reinforced with an extra corrugated brass disc covering the entire inner surface of the tank pot. This insures the tank keeping its shape under very rough handling. The pump valve works in a cylindrical guide which assures the perfect seating of the valve. It can he taken apart and any part replaced separately. illustrations show the quart size of torch. A pint size is also furnished which differs only in the shape and size of the tank.

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