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  1. #1
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    Default Has anyone ever heard of this?

    Was cleaning out my dad's garage and found this welder.
    It's made by Birdsell Products and it's a model # 170 stick welder. I can't find anything on Google, so I thought I'd tap the wealth of knowledge here.
    If anyone can tell me anything about this welder I'd sure appreciate it!
    Thanks in advance,
    Brokenspur

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    I was given one some 40+ yrs. ago, seems like it is a 180 amp AC cracker box(buzz box in some circles). This one has three amp settings on the lift/lower handle, 1/16",3/32,1/8". I asked an older fellow fabricators after I aquired it if he had ever heard of such a unit, Sam's response was it was probably a unit that was badged for Birdsell by some unknown mfg. Still have that ole thing stored under the work bench. Burned many a 3/32 and 1/8 w/this old unit.
    Good luck
    L*S

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    Thank you for the information. This thing is probably at least 40 years old too! Well, it doesn't sound like it will replace my 302 Trailblazer, so I guess I'll start me an antique welders shelf.
    Thanks again!
    brokenspur

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    Default Birdsell Welder

    Quote Originally Posted by brokenspur View Post
    Was cleaning out my dad's garage and found this welder.
    It's made by Birdsell Products and it's a model # 170 stick welder. I can't find anything on Google, so I thought I'd tap the wealth of knowledge here.
    If anyone can tell me anything about this welder I'd sure appreciate it!
    Thanks in advance,
    Brokenspur
    Yes I've heard of them also, they where made in California....dont remember the town. some of the early ones where made in the 20's

  5. #5

    Default Birdsell Welder

    Quote Originally Posted by brokenspur View Post
    Was cleaning out my dad's garage and found this welder.
    It's made by Birdsell Products and it's a model # 170 stick welder. I can't find anything on Google, so I thought I'd tap the wealth of knowledge here.
    If anyone can tell me anything about this welder I'd sure appreciate it!
    Thanks in advance,
    Brokenspur
    Yes I've heard of them also, they where made in California....dont remember the town. some of the early ones where made in the 20's. Would also like to buy one also.

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