Torch Carrier


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Golden Jubilee
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Post Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:56 am

Torch Carrier

My Dad made this tool from war surplus parts. I understand the drove motor is from a Lancaster Bomber. Dad machined the four wheels to look like locomotive wheels and the unit runs on 4 inch channel. The rheostat changes the speed and the two top switches, when set in different combinations engage a clutch and reverse the drives. Originally it was powered by batteries. Someone installed a transformer.
Most of the steel is salvage because of the post war shortages of materials. The original design carried an oxygen/acetylene cutting torch, and I have tried it with my plasma cutter.
Dad made this in about 1945 or 1946.
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Golden Jubilee
Golden Jubilee

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Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:45 pm

Location: Canada's left Coast

Post Tue May 05, 2015 7:51 pm

Re: Torch Carrier

Here is a torch holder that I made when there was some rare slack time at work. Some .25" steel rod and some pieces from the junk drawer and viola.
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TORCH HODER1.jpg
I would rather have tools I do not need than to need tools I do not have
“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.”
Mark Twain

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