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BTCA: Blow Torch Collectors Association: Founded 1995

WELCOME TO THE NEWLY REVISED WEBSITE OF BTCA, THE BLOWTORCH ASSOCIATION


The site has been revised with a new look and much more content.


Among the new pages you’ll find a history of blowtorches, and an index to BTCA’s extensive collection of blowtorch-related US patents aa well as a link to download any patent..


Additionally you’ll find a start on a photo gallery and on a series of tips about restoration.


On the page labeled CONTACT US is a place to let us know how we’re doing with the site, what you like … and what you’d like to see added or improved.



ABOUT BTCA


The primary focus of BTCA is liquid fueled blowtorches. However members collect and study related heating devices such as plumber’s furnaces and firepots, soldering iron heaters, self-heated soldering irons and branders, and burners for pyrography and for cauterizing. The common element is that they use liquid fuels such as gasoline, kerosene or alcohol.


Blowtorch collectors are invited to join BTCA which was organized with the goal of preserving the history and knowledge of blowtorches, primarily from North America. BTCA has published THE TORCH periodical since 1995 in the USA. The Association has collected an immense amount of information about makers and models of blowtorches, blowlamps and related devices in two books, VINTAGE BLOWTORCHES and MORE VINTAGE BLOWTORCHES, with a guide to the rarity of individual models.