Anybody know anything about this piece of kit from the past ?
Its a hot air gun for welding plastic.
Vinyl floor welder?
Looks to have an air nipple on the back? possibly an early hot air gun for reflowing?
Thanks for the suggestion.
There is a gas supply nozzle and a 3 core electric cable for the 400 watt element , I am not aware that a floor sheet welder uses gas.
So it's still a bit of a mystery to me .
Plastic soldering iron/ welding iron.
Air is blown in and heated, then using a plastic filler rod the crack in the plastic is repaired.
Fros still sell a modern version. The original company is still going.
Probably an in house tool for their involvement in the aerospace industry.
https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1967/1967 - 1799.PDF
Flying magazine Oct 1959
Edit: Modern equivalent ---> https://www.harborfreight.com/plastic-welding-kit-with-adjustable-temperature-96464.html
Gas or compressed air?
a Google for "rediweld" leads to a company called "rediweld rubber and plastics"
so I'd guess some sort of plastic/vinyl welder?
presumably the compressed air is to cool the plastic immediately after welding so it doesn't drip?
Thanks for all the responses
I think you're correct it's a hot air plastic welding tool .
Best wishes on the Forum
The similar guns that we had used heated Nitrogen and was used for mainly welding Alcathene pipe work and sheet fabrications Alcathene, the welding rods were cut in strips from sheet, Heated the material to welding temperature just like gas welding but the rod was pushed into the weld seam and rotated in your fingers, creating a weld that looked similar to a really good tig weld,
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