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A Thing (Fuel tank for a gasoline-heated iron.)


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Old 05-10-2019, 08:19:52 PM
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Default A Thing (Fuel tank for a gasoline-heated iron.)

A neighbour gave me this thing today.
Not sure what kind of a mcflavianvonsplinterdorfnersputzmachenhimmelpharb type of device this is?
There is a needle valve and packing gland in the top(?).
The fitting on the other end appears to have been made with that bend in the stem.
There is a threaded section leading out of the lower fitting which is also threaded internally.
On the other end, which looks like a plain spout, there is also an internal threaded section with an internal seat for a needle valve.
On the base of this lower fitting is a stud with a nut to secure it to something.
Any guesses?
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A neighbour gave me this thing today.
Not sure what kind of a mcflavianvonsplinterdorfnersputzmachenhimmelpharb type of device this is?
There is a needle valve and packing gland in the top(?).
The fitting on the other end appears to have been made with that bend in the stem.
There is a threaded section leading out of the lower fitting which is also threaded internally.
On the other end, which looks like a plain spout, there is also an internal threaded section with an internal seat for a needle valve.
On the base of this lower fitting is a stud with a nut to secure it to something.
Any guesses?
Fuel tank for a gasoline-heated iron.
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Thanks Kirk. Never knew there was such a thing. Those irons look like they could be real weapons.
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Boy ! That should "Burn the Greenies Asses!"

I want a gasoline powered toothbrush too!



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Something like this.
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Damn! you guys are good, never would of guessed that.
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When I first looked at the picture I thought the same thing, it sure looks like the fuel tank off a clothes iron. My mother used to have one when I was a wee ladd.
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Default Re: A Thing (Fuel tank for a gasoline-heated iron.)

just confirming that's what it is looks like a coleman. looks like they might have been dangerous. using common sense probably ok. they also made some that you put hot coals in.
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Default Re: A Thing (Fuel tank for a gasoline-heated iron.)

Coleman irons and lights were a common thing on our farm. Those irons and lights use "white gas". Same as you use in your camping cook stoves. Compared to a kerosene lamp the Coleman gas light was "night and day" difference. Just had to pump the air pressure to the tank once in a while.
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Yes, they could be a fire hazard, especially if dropped while using. The tank could break off spraying burning fuel around the house. Mama had to be careful.
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Default Re: A Thing (Fuel tank for a gasoline-heated iron.)

my mom said that they had one when she was a kid, it got stopped up or something and they took the tank off and used it on top of the wood stove like the old cast iron sad iron. they also had one of the coleman g.i. pocket stoves. they didn't get electricity until about 1960
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