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karakena
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« on: July 29, 2009, 12:40:02 PM »

HI, I have a Marquette Arc Welder model 350 BBT,from 1968 & was told it worked 15 years ago when it was last used and am trying to find out what the actual value of it is in non-working & working condition. Thanks for any informaiton
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2009, 01:02:28 PM »

Looks pretty old to be from 1968. Well used anyway. But I don't think it qualifies as an antique. If it doesn't work at all it's not worth much of anything. If it does work you might get $50-$100 for it. There is a Marquette Model 24 Redi-Spot Power Pack welder that looks to be about the same age on ebay with a asking bid of $19.95 on it. Good luck.
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2009, 02:22:10 PM »

FYI - Antique is something that is over 100 years old.

Looks well used.  Agree with Syl....need to know if it works....or sell it for parts.
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2009, 02:43:40 PM »

One thing about these old Marquette buzz-boxes is that they had few moving parts -usually just the power switch (except for the belt-drive units) and a low failure rate .

If all else fails , you can recycle the copper from it's massive coils & leads .

Modern welders have pretty much superceded these old fellas (they're safer , more portable/versatile & so on) .

Perhaps a collector would want your item (it's pretty darn hevi-duty) , but shipping costs would be really prohibitive .... and I'd guess that they'd want a working unit ( who knows , maybe you could sell it for parts , if it's 'dead' , like KC said ...) .
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2009, 05:17:46 PM »

Are you sure it's from 1968? Looks a lot older than that to me. It looks like it's on wheels with a handle to pull it around. That would be handy.
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2009, 05:15:06 PM »

I was told according to the serial number it is from 1968, but others have told me that it is from the 30's or 40's
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2009, 06:00:58 PM »

That sounds more like it. There might be people out there that collect this sort of thing. The problem is trying to find them. I would start by listing it on your local craigslist and see what happens. No shipping if its local. The next problem is how much to ask for it.
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2009, 06:27:39 PM »

My Dad had a welder that looked just like that!  He's no longer living so i can't ask him about it and I don't know what my brother did with all of that stuff.  My dad's welder had to have been at least that old, probably older. I think it had belonged to his dad before that.  I hope you are able to find the info you need for it.
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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2009, 08:10:37 PM »

karakena , perhaps you could solve the 'age' mystery by emailing lincolnelectric.com - someone there would be sure to know about it's age ; make sure to include any/all model , serial #'s , etc .
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