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Briggs flame thrower?


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Old 03-18-2009, 03:03 PM
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Default Briggs flame thrower?

I bought this thing at a garage sale, the guy I bought it from said it had a briggs engine on it, he did not have the engine anymore. I don't know anything about it so I was hoping some of you do. The base is aluminum and it says
western fire equipment co.
SAN FRANCISCO u.s.a.
forester power flamw thrower





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Default Re: briggs flame thrower??

The only thing I can tell you is that this is the coolest thing I've seen in a long while. Are you going to see if it works?
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Old 03-18-2009, 06:44 PM
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Looks like an auxilary pump or a hydrolic pump.
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Default Re: briggs flame thrower??

The label would indicate an engine driven pump to fuel a flame thrower used in forestry fire fighting, such as to create a back fire to cut off the main fire.

I could be wrong but that's my assumption!

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Default Re: briggs flame thrower??

That sounds about right but most guys carry around a small tank filled with a gas/diesal mix. maybe this was for remote area access
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Default Re: briggs flame thrower??

it has one hose with a screen on it to go into the fuel? and the other hose is for the wand?i would also like to know the age.and what engine was on it.the guy i got it from said it had a small briggs engine on it.the bolt pattern is the same as a briggs 5s or 6s.
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Old 03-19-2009, 12:26 AM
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Yepper i'd prolly say thats prolly what it is....Prolly
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Default Re: Briggs flame thrower?

Definately from a portable diesel fueled Forrester Power Flame Thrower sold by Western Fire Equipment Co. Found an undated Forestry Firefighting Catalog No. 85 for Western Fire Equipment Co. which shows a later model but would have the same purpose. Fields of use listed in the catalog were for forest fire control, fire hazard reduction, agricultural and land clearing as well as prescribed burning projects. The newer model projects flame 15 to 20 feet and design is based on projecting a stream of diesel oil through an open flame, which ignites the vapors surrounding this jet, depositing the flaming oil on materials to be burned. A residual of oil remains to sustain ignition.

If anyone is interested in seeing what a newer model looks like, I can scan the illustration in the catalog and post here.

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yes i would like to see any info i can get.thanks
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Default Re: Briggs flame thrower?

Depending on the age I'd guess it probably had a Model N, Model 6, or maybe a Model 6S. If it's newer than the 1950s it could have had a Model 62000.
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"I love the smell of napalm in the morning..."
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Default Re: Briggs flame thrower?

Here's the scans of the catalog page with info on the portable flame thrower in my Western Fire Equipment Co. catalog no. 85 (undated)

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