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 - combination blow torch and paint scraper
This extremely rare blowtorch (produced by Climax Co., Hyannis, Mass., with a patent date of 1898) incorporates a paint scraper blade to follow up the torch’s flame. How many home owners set their houses on fire with devices like this?
Dick Sarpolus