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Old 06-25-2004, 01:28 AM
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About 20yrs. ago a retired seawall builder asked me over to his shop to check out a machine he used on his tugboat. I couldn't believe what I saw. It was on a metal sled like affair about 4ft. wide and all of 8ft. long. It originally was powered by a gas motor (he replaced the motor with a elect. one) It had a big leather belt drive from the motor to the generator and you changed heat by throwing a series of big ol' brass knife switches. Put a stick of 7/32 jet rod in the holder and struck it up. That slag just curled right up and the mach. never grunted. Kick myself now for not taking a pix. Don't even remember what make of mach. now. Has anybody ever seen or heard of this type of mach.? Sure would like to know more about it or get some pixs of one. revpol
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Old 06-25-2004, 04:07 AM
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Never saw one like that,But saw one that was made on some kind of a board that hat the brass slide's that were open to see,But it had a transformer.It looked like to me mite have been the frist one ever made,it was interesting to say the least!!
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