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  1. #1
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    Wilson Plastic-Arc

    Rescued this one. Built sometime in the 20’s from what I can tell.


  2. #2
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    Re: Wilson Plastic-Arc

    That is neat. Thanks for sharing.

  3. #3
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    Re: Wilson Plastic-Arc

    DC? How many amps is she rated at?
    Mike
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  4. #4
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    Re: Wilson Plastic-Arc

    "Any day above ground is a good day"

    http://www.farmersamm.com/

  5. #5
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    Re: Wilson Plastic-Arc

    That thing is awesome. Got any details or story behind your acquisition/rescue?

  6. #6
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    Re: Wilson Plastic-Arc

    Early 1900s machine, made in NY City.
    Wilson appears to have been going head to head with Lincoln on the US side of the ocean to get into the welded steel ocean ship hull business that was then just beginning.

    Some Wilson information is in the Smithsonian collection.

    Somebody found this book and generously put it on line.
    https://ia801404.us.archive.org/1/it...00wilsrich.pdf

    The Library that has it says the file may have been damaged. It sure don't like to load easily.

  7. #7
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    Re: Wilson Plastic-Arc

    Quote Originally Posted by mla2ofus View Post
    DC? How many amps is she rated at?
    Mike
    Its a 300 amp machine.

  8. #8
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    Re: Wilson Plastic-Arc

    That's pretty cool
    Dave J.

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