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Offline rusty

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Re: A few blowtorches
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2012, 09:02:15 PM »
Lenk wasn't a "brand" as such, twas a fellow's name....

A very interesting tidbit here: https://bulk.resource.org/courts.gov/c/F2/421/421.F2d.910.19314.html

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Re: A few blowtorches
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2012, 12:38:07 AM »
I was prowling around downstairs and came across two more interesting torches. The little chrome guy has no markings of any kind so I have no idea about it. The second one is a small Lenk brand "BLOTORCH" model No 104B made in Boston. It came in its original box along with a small instruction leaflet and an original packing slip dated June 3rd, 1950.  It was sold by the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company in Seattle to a D.H. Wilcox on 4th and State St. in Olympia, Washington. It does show signs of having been used but it is in very good condition.  Because it is a packing slip it has no price on it which would be interesting to know. Included with this leaflet is a parts price list showing the most expensive part (the complete generator assembly) at a price of $1.11 (must include an additional 10 cents for shipping and handling).

The chrome one is a Lenk model No.108 The Lenk catalog 1940 had it listed for $1.25. It was sold as a torch for radio and television repair men.
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Re: A few blowtorches
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2012, 06:58:55 AM »
Thanks for the info Batz.