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    I love History... Cool pictures!!

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    Here are some pictures of my father. He passed away 2 years ago. He was a welder in WW II in the navy, and continued his craft when he got home. He retired as a union pipefitter. Sure wish I could work with him today.

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    My favorites...

    Classic, New York City building Rockefeller Center



    Not sure where this one came from...
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    I bought a couple of bound volumes of this from a library, wish I would have bought more. This is one of the better cover pictures.

    These are from the war years and have some interesting ads, some from a bronze welding rod supplier about repairing very large cast iron machines using brazing. I will post some when I get some time. It may be a while though.
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    That's a sweet one for sure.....I'll keep looking, watching the auctions too!
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    I'm posting a link on this one because you can click on this and get a very large pic or simply pan around. Looks like heliarc??

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    Too many sparks, I would guess oxy-fuel. (Graffiti on the background wall??)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy View Post
    I'm posting a link on this one because you can click on this and get a very large pic or simply pan around. Looks like heliarc?? . . .
    Here 'tis:
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    Tell Victor girl at #183 to level the torch.
    "We're not beveling."

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    Quote Originally Posted by denrep View Post
    Here 'tis:

    Tell Victor girl at #183 to level the torch.
    "We're not beveling."

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    Hey thanks, that makes it clearer. I shoulda spent mor time lookin 1st time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by denrep View Post
    Here 'tis:




    Tell Victor girl at #183 to level the torch.
    "We're not beveling."

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    Yes, I looked at the link yesterday and wondered if anyone else had also noticed the figure on the far wall; looks like war-time psychological propaganda (graffiti).

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    toyota robot welding on the assy line, don't know the year but def old ...
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    "The two men shown can braze 715 straps daily" .......
    Oh god....... and not even an ipod to be found!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bert the welder View Post
    "The two men shown can braze 715 straps daily" .......
    Oh god....... and not even an ipod to be found!!!!
    Don't worry, they'll have gone deaf without the help of ipods!

    And no hearing or eye protection either and no protective clothing. No warning signs and fluoro clothing either.

    How on earth did they survive?

    Interesting that they both hold the torches in their left hands, unless the negatives got reversed at some stage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tractapac View Post
    How on earth did they survive?
    Common sense was more common back then. That, and they would have been watching the old Merry Melodies cartoons. Seems to have work for me..........
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    That 50K is awesome. Like to see what it was used on.
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    Re: Old Welding-related Pictures: 1940 Navy Tests ALL POSITONS

    Here's all they had to weld{out of position} the ships together for WWII
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    This is history! Now we got new technology, but it's nice to see were we started our work and which tools we used in the past. Great!

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    This is an awesome thread! The '42 SA200 I recently bought has a brass US Navy Property plate with the machine's ID number and a Ship number on it, really cool piece of history. Two stuck exhaust valves are being soaked and worked free, it's almost ready to fire off for the first time in who knows when.
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    Pictures of the 1942 SA200; Two from the ebay listing and one I took of the ID tag:
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    The ingenuity of man has always amazed me. And this thread is an accurate description of why.

    These people worked in conditions considered appalling by todays standards, yet, they built the titanic, the empire state building, the 50k ton press... the rocket ship / lander to the moon.

    I wish i had lived 100 years earlier, and 100 years later than i currently to do to see where we were, where were at, and where were headed.

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    Here are some pics........The first three are a ship building company, the fourth is a pic of the Barris brothers, chopping a roof in the 50's....does anybody know what that honeycomb thing is on the cylinder??
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    Thats one of the biggest crank shafts i've ever seen! The genious of the old time craftsmen always amaze me they were Great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DemonSpeeder View Post
    Here are some pics........The first three are a ship building company, the fourth is a pic of the Barris brothers, chopping a roof in the 50's....does anybody know what that honeycomb thing is on the cylinder??
    The cylinder is an acetylene generator, where they dropped Calcium Carbide onto water and the ensuing reaction produced acetylene. I suspect it will be to do with regulating pressure as they can be dangerous.

    Rexarc make one and here's a link:

    http://www.rexarc.com/products.aspx?c=66

    I have an old one tucked away in the shed and I asked at BOC about getting some calcium carbide and I ran into all the OSHA type frighten you off speak. Apparently the residue is a contaminant and you have to dispose of it carefully. BOC seem to control it, I suspect to protect their empire here.

    Cavers, potholers speleologists, or I think you call them spelunkers in the US, still use carbide lamps and they work on the same principle although I gather there are no lamps made now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tractapac View Post
    The cylinder is an acetylene generator, where they dropped Calcium Carbide onto water and the ensuing reaction produced acetylene. I suspect it will be to do with regulating pressure as they can be dangerous.

    Rexarc make one and here's a link:

    http://www.rexarc.com/products.aspx?c=66

    I have an old one tucked away in the shed and I asked at BOC about getting some calcium carbide and I ran into all the OSHA type frighten you off speak. Apparently the residue is a contaminant and you have to dispose of it carefully. BOC seem to control it, I suspect to protect their empire here.

    Cavers, potholers speleologists, or I think you call them spelunkers in the US, still use carbide lamps and they work on the same principle although I gather there are no lamps made now.
    "Carbide" used to be furnished to small mines in the Nevada desert in 50# or 100# cans. If the carbide isn't perfectly (lab grade) pure, it can produce trace amounts of phosgene when reacted, but this is destroyed in the flame.
    Besides the acetylene, the end product is hydrated lime, Ca(OH)2, which isn't a hazardous material. Theoretically, it could be dried, mixed with more pure carbon and reacted again to make new carbide...but that would more trouble than just buying new carbide, considering the furnace needed for the process to work efficiently.
    I'm not disputing what the bureaucrats may classify it as though; not all they do is rational or supported by facts but rather is done just because they need to justify their high salaries, IMHO.

    I've seen some old restored cars that still use acetylene headlights, although usually with bottled gas rather than original lamps which generated their own gas.


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    Carbide caving lamps are still available, as is carbide from China.

    Carbide is a very good way to store energy and acetylene generators were very common for lighting and of course industrial use. Waste of time in modern countries where the acetylene vendors run their large generators and package acetylene for the customer.

    Rexarc sells a fair number overseas because if there is no bottled gas vendor, it's DIY or "do without".

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