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is this from a tractor or a gas line?


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found this old brass? conglomeration. Wonder if its from an old motor or a gas light fixture? any ideas. thanks Curt O
hello Curt, think it may be parts of an old brass plumber's blow torch... kinda like this one:



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from the link below... John Deer Lanz Barthel Blow Torch — Lanz Model 33 (slightly different than yours)
The Heinrich Lanz Company was acquired by Deere & Co. in 1956.. This Blow Torch was used to heat the fuel in order to start the old Lanz Tractors.

Video below, starting an early model Lanz tractor using a Barthel torch. After he finally gets it fired up, buddy removes the torch from under the hot bulb at the front of the tractor... So turns out you hit it out of the park on the first swing Curt, with from a tractor or a gas line, ha! :D

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Yes, it if from a part of an old brass plumber's blowtorch, in my country we call it reductor. My grandfather has one of those in his garage, but it needs to be restored.
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