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#1 DB1 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 25, 2012 - 04:58 PM

Hi Ya'll,
Who knew that David Bradley made a torch? Not us! This one has the original label. One of it's uses was to burn weeds. Never use gasoline in it.

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Posted April 25, 2012 - 05:17 PM

This is a really cool item / tool. On the label does it recommend a type of fuel to use? Nice addition to your collection... :thumbs:

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Posted April 25, 2012 - 08:54 PM

The torch uses kerosene; not gasoline. But, we will never use it. :thumbs:

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Posted April 26, 2012 - 01:43 AM

excellant buy. In the 50's there was a big push to use propane and other fuels to burn off weeds, as chemicals were still in their beginnings. DB made several differnt models of those weed burners, some of them were mounted on two wheeled carts with arms that came down between the rows. The catalogs of the differnt sellers ussally have several types to choose from. Do a google search some time and you can see some of the wild setups for using controled fire.
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Posted April 26, 2012 - 02:06 AM

Now that's neat. I always love to see some of the other products these manufacturers came up with. Many of these companies also sold everything from milkers to kitchen stuff at one time or another. Girl I dated in HS, her Dad had a backpack water tank (think steel super soaker) for putting out brush fires. It was his Dad's and I remember him saying they bought it from Sears. I wonder if it was a DB too? Make a nice addition when you were using the torch, I guess.

Thanks for the pics.
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Posted April 26, 2012 - 05:39 AM

Neat looking tool ! Do you think it would work , as in all parts there , Al

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Posted April 26, 2012 - 07:59 AM

Neat looking tool ! Do you think it would work , as in all parts there , Al


It looks like it will work. It is really is in pristine shape. I think it would work great in doing controlled burns during forest fires to do fire breaks. My bet is that firebreaker guys might have used this portable tool, too. It would be interesting to hear from someone who might have actually used it for that purpose.


Jeff,
Now, we will have to look for the one with the cart... new quest.

HI MH81,
It is interesting to find other things that DB made. We have a metal calfing pail with the nipple and part of the DB label still on it.
I'll have to do research and find out if DB made a super soaker.

Thanks for the replies guys.

Edited by DB1, April 26, 2012 - 08:04 AM.

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Posted April 26, 2012 - 11:33 AM

The torch uses kerosene; not gasoline. But, we will never use it. :thumbs:


Gee Candy, I take it your not a thrill seeker? I think it would make a good cigarette lighter!

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Posted April 26, 2012 - 01:28 PM

Gee Candy, I take it your not a thrill seeker? I think it would make a good cigarette lighter!


I seek plenty of thrills. I just don't smoke and I don't want to get burned. Ouch!

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Posted April 26, 2012 - 08:12 PM

You could use napalm for feul. LOL! That's an interesting item, thanks for sharing!
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