Remnants of the Industrial Revolution: the Antique Blow Torch

The antique blow torch you found stashed in the attic or basement, or on sale for a couple bucks at a farm auction, could be a hot collectible.

antique blow torch - painted red
Brass blowtorches, because of their appeal when polished, are popular with collectors. But an unusual blowtorch, made of painted steel (such as this Unique Mfg. Co. unit, manufactured in Chicago), is also very collectible.
Dick Sarpolus