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Old 09-03-2006, 08:39 AM
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Default Old Lincoln machine

Alright who's going to date themselves by admitting to using one of these when they were new.

Never seen one like this found it of the Govt auction site here

Looked on lincolns site, and in googled the model # couldn't find any info though.
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Old 09-03-2006, 09:18 AM
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You should buy it. they are a classic
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Never seen anytrhing like it. Given its' location I'd bet it could tell some tales if it could talk! I can hear it now: Now this ain't no s**t.....
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Old 09-03-2006, 09:43 AM
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That's the model I learned DC smaw with. AC was left to the round-top idealarc.
There aren't many modern smaw machines that will allow you to vary the slope like that old lincoln can.

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The steel erection co. up the road still uses them.
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Old 09-03-2006, 11:41 AM
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The famous Lincoln Torpedo Welder. You'd love the sound but that's all I really know about them.
I'm not sure you'd love the sound all day either.
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Alright who's going to date themselves by admitting to using one of these when they were new.
I take it you don't have many older friends, right? lol

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I take it you don't have many older friends, right? lol

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Just tugging on the chain a little to make sure you all were awake.

I would be interested in picking up some older machines. Just can't swing it now since I am not at home. The wife would not be happy if I tried to tell her to drive 500 miles and pick this up. It would be cool sitting in my shop though.
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Griz, ........... I can't put a close date on it , but I can say that when I first started welding (38 years ago) I used one of those and, at the time, it was considered old by some of the other guys I worked with.

Lincoln also had another type of "torpedo" welder that was on wheels and laid horiz. It was about 2' in dia. and about 4' long. Had a square box on top that had 2 control dials on the front. This one was really old.
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I saw one of those horizontal torpedos prominently sitting in a machine shop in Great Bend, KS not too long ago. Still in service.
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