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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted September 17, 2011 - 05:15 PM

While in Wichita yesterday, I loaded up my old stick welder and brought it home. My Dad bought this used in the late 60's/ early 70's. It still welds fairly good for it's age. If any one can date it, here are the specs.
Model A
Serial AC-88710
Code 2213

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Posted September 17, 2011 - 05:33 PM

I don't know how old your's is. I just worked on one for my friend and his was made just like yours. His is a 1946 model.

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Posted September 17, 2011 - 05:50 PM

brian, I'm thinking from late 40's to early 50's. Did his have the knob for thin sheet welding?

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I need to get that in better light. It is a heavy beast. Iron wheels and all on it.

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Posted September 17, 2011 - 06:14 PM

Yes, that was for adjusting the arc current at the start of striking the arc from what we read on the Lincoln website.

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Posted September 17, 2011 - 06:22 PM

I would think mid to late '40s.

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Posted September 17, 2011 - 06:25 PM

Very cool...I bought an old round welder at a garage sale about 25 years ago for $75. It has a tag on it, was used in a Winchester gun factory......still works great and is heavy as heck

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Posted September 17, 2011 - 06:55 PM

Would you believe I just downloaded the 'operators manual' for this thing? Yep! Sure did! Manual is dated 1969, but it says this is obsolete equipment.

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How cool is that?

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Posted September 17, 2011 - 09:59 PM

but it says this is obsolete equipment


Sounds like what my kids say about me but that old welder and I are like the Eveready rabbit, we just keep on running.

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Posted September 17, 2011 - 10:09 PM

Would you believe I just downloaded the 'operators manual' for this thing? Yep! Sure did! Manual is dated 1969, but it says this is obsolete equipment.

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How cool is that?


Kenny, There is a tag somewhere on the welder that has a manufacture date on it, my buddy's did. Thats the same manual for his..

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Posted September 18, 2011 - 05:24 AM

Thanks, guys! Brian, I'll give it another look. I've had the back off it once, had to install the new leads. They are a little heavy, but were free.

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Posted September 18, 2011 - 01:30 PM

:dancingbanana: Gotta love free :dancingbanana:

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Posted September 18, 2011 - 02:16 PM

Lincoln gives the best support I've ever seen. My Lincoln gas powered welder wouldn't put out anything. I got on the phone with a Lincoln repair tech & before we hung up, my welder was welding & producing AC current! Gotta love a company that stands ready to help no matter how old the equipment!

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Posted September 19, 2011 - 10:49 PM

Those old lincoln tomb stone welders are the best. My grandpa has one and it still welds great. It'll give you a little poke every now and then if you hold the torch wrong, but I think they are all like that lol.

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Posted September 19, 2011 - 11:48 PM

Don't get Alan started on welders, he passed up ones nicknamed something I can't say on a family forum LOL. Mabey that's why he passed them up?? haha

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Posted September 20, 2011 - 03:52 AM

Brian (TDH), does his still have the markings across the top where the needle goes? Mine are MIA. I just give it a guess. Thought if I could get a pic of one with the #'s still showing, I might see if I could make up something for Daniel to make a decal from.




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