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.

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An older blowtorch (the Red Hot, made by Ashton Mfg. Co., Newark, N.J., left) with the pressure pump in the handle; a later Bernz model with the pump in the tank.