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Old 06-10-2019, 01:16 AM
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Hi,
I looked for a thread on Vintage Welders and could not find anything?

Because I love the old Welders thought I would see what people have here.

Any history or thoughts about the Welder would be nice also!

I have a 26 year old Daytona Mig, actually an Italian CEBORA wire feed welder.

I'll try to get some pics later.

My other claim to fame is a 1981 Miller Dialarc 250 AC/DC.

I found that the Mig was not good for certain things and was lucky to find the Miller at a great price on CL.

All I did to it, is clean it, and it will burn a rod!
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Old 06-10-2019, 06:31 AM
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I have a miller straight transformer A.C. unit that has no fan (it is OEM)
that dates from the 1950's

I have a Lincoln "teapot" MG welder, the 250 "aircrafter" with remote plug
(sadly I never seen a footpedal) that was made pre WWll.

I have a pix in the Lincoln book, showing DC-3 landing gear (heavy wall 4130 tube) being stick welded with that welder.
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Old 06-10-2019, 07:54 AM
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I have a miller straight transformer A.C. unit that has no fan (it is OEM)
that dates from the 1950's

I have a Lincoln "teapot" MG welder, the 250 "aircrafter" with remote plug
(sadly I never seen a footpedal) that was made pre WWll.

I have a pix in the Lincoln book, showing DC-3 landing gear (heavy wall 4130 tube) being stick welded with that welder.
Hi,
Any pics???
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Somewhere on the internet, is a video, of the Germans, stick welding a u-boat, around 1916-17, during WWI.
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Old 06-10-2019, 09:07 AM
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Somewhere on the internet, is a video, of the Germans, stick welding a u-boat, around 1916-17, during WWI.
From your neck of the woods....1922:
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Old 06-10-2019, 09:16 AM
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My oldest is a 1952 Lincwelder 180 C. The Dialarc is 1974, and might be the second one produced according to the serial number. The Syncrowave and the Idealarc are a bit newer.
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That powcon is neat looking, hope I can find one of those kicking around some day!

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I have a K. O. Lee welder. Thinking it is from the 40s. Welds fine. It does need some restoration.
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I have a K. O. Lee welder. Thinking it is from the 40s. Welds fine. It does need some restoration.
Hi,
Nice! Maybe name it R2D2?

How much power does it have?

Is it DC?

I'm always keeping my eye open for old cool welders...

Even though I don't really have room for them in my small shop!
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Hi,
Nice! Maybe name it R2D2?

How much power does it have?

Is it DC?

I'm always keeping my eye open for old cool welders...

Even though I don't really have room for them in my small shop!
275 amps AC only. May get time this summer for the resto. I have said that for 3 years now. It was made in Nebraska. The company made a lot of different equipment.
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