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Can anyone help identify an old tool? Answered


I got this in a box of old things. Can anyone tell me what it is?

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Kryptonite

Best Answer 8 years ago

orksecurity me to it, it's a 100% electricity free soldering iron! For use, just grind back the rust and put it in a fire / under a propane torch, and use a rod of solder. Only for metal work, not for electronics and other small applications of solder.

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BurfKryptonite

Answer 8 years ago

Exactly right. I have one almost identical to that one in a box of old tools that belonged to my dad. I've also got the gasoline fired blow torch he used to heat it up. He used it mostly to solder/weld lead flashing together for roofs and around chimneys.

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KryptoniteBurf

Answer 8 years ago

I used to use it for making metal sculptures and ornaments.

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masterochickenKryptonite

Answer 8 years ago

Thank you! That probably explains why it has melted bits of plastic on it. It seems large and clumsy though.

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caarntedd

8 years ago

««««Here is a picture of one.

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Quercus austrina

8 years ago

Yep, you guys have it right, old heat 'em up by fire soldering iron. My grandfather had one. Used it in his plumbing job.

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orksecurity

8 years ago

Looks to me like an old soldering iron, of the heat-it-in-a-fire variety...?