Farm Welding Vid 1948
Posted September 01, 2012 - 10:40 PM
I am guessing that welders werent common on the farm in the 40s. This is one heck of an advertisment tool from GE. Plus its nice to see people dressing up in suit and tie to goto town (last 10 minutes)
If you watch it, could somebody tellme what the kid on the back of the bailer is doing?
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Posted September 01, 2012 - 11:36 PM
I was wondering how thick the callouses on that guys hands were that picked up that shovel "right after" being welded.
Also, how didn't they have a fire welding in that hay field?
Posted September 02, 2012 - 12:22 AM
I love the warbling sound that the audio track was making when they were playing the music in the opening credits. That brought back a lot of memories from watching the film strips in elementary school. Those are the aha momments that I remember from when I was young, asking "Why does the sound do that?" or "How does the projector work" LOL.
The kid on the back of the baler didn't appear to be "doing" much of anything but watching the knotters working. He spotted the broken baler in a hurry, maybe that's why he was there???
I did get to see some of the old equipment fresh off the showroom floor though! There was a Minneapolis Moline in the first minute of the video and then, of course, the Farmall that he used to pull the baler.
The weld that the neighbor made to fix the baler looked like heck LOL! I suppose that it held OK, but I wouldn't have shown it on camera if my weld had looked like that.
Posted September 02, 2012 - 02:41 AM
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Posted September 02, 2012 - 10:49 AM
Great video, thanks for sharing.
Posted September 02, 2012 - 12:00 PM
I will agree, because he yelled, "Stop" as soon as a bale wasn't tied and the adult cane back there to investigate the problem.
Edited by KC9KAS, September 02, 2012 - 12:40 PM.
Posted September 02, 2012 - 10:12 PM
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Posted September 03, 2012 - 09:52 AM
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Posted September 03, 2012 - 12:24 PM
Thanks for that video. It just may inspire me to get an arc welder. I don't weld, but wish I could. That video sure made me think I could.
Dave, I have a cheap 110vac stick welder from sears. I have had it for a few years and its a pain to use. Dosent strike an arc good or keep one going in my hands, but I have seen an experienced welder use it and make it look simple. I have practiced and practiced with it butits not forgiving enough for me to learn much on. I do use it though, 5 minute job for an experienced welder takes me about an hour.
I finally had some extra cash and I hit harbor frieght and picked up the 170amp mig welder. OMG!!!!! Now I cant stop finding projects. The learning curve on this machine is is very small, pretty much correct amps, good ground, and pull the trigger and you are welding. It is very forgiving for a beginer. I wished I had spent the money on one a long time ago. Total including the 2 year warranty was less than $250. Sure I would love a miller,lincoln,hobart but I couldnt justify the price of one for what i do. Maybe later I will get a good welder but for now the HF will work just fine.
They do have a small 90amp mig for less than $100. 90 amps wont penitrate much but by thinning the metal and mutiple passes you can weld thick material.
A great reasource for online welding vids is www.weldingtipandtricks.com. You can go to his website or search him out on youtube. His vids have helped me out alot.
Hope this helps.
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