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Welding Torch
Welding Torch
Resource Typeimage
TitleWelding Torch
Coverage / Year1914 to 1930
DescriptionThis is a two part welding torch. The connections are made with nuts. It has two 1" diameter adjusting air cocks and a 3" lever. There is threading on the bottom. A brass tag hangs off to the side stating, 'American Welding Company Inc. Chicago Ill.'
InterpretationBlacksmiths began to educate themselves on new technologies when the automobile and industrialization began to threaten their trade. Many learned how to weld because it not only strengthened their blacksmithing skills, but also helped them expand their businesses to automobile repair.
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities; American communities in history;
Learning Standards16 History; 13 Science, Technology and Society; 18 Social Systems; 15 Economics;
Author or CreatorUnknown
Subject / KeywordsUnited States; Ironwork; Car repair; Blacksmithing; Blacksmiths; Early American technology
Collection PublisherEarly American Museum
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statement
Resource Identifier1998.016.0357
CONTENTdm file name56238211162002_98.16.357.jpg
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