Historical information

The origins of the humble handheld driptorch have been lost in time.
They are widely used for ignition in controlled burning operations in forest and grasslands.
This "home made" burner wand uses kerosene and dates from the 1950s.
It has an unusual long handle with a bend and wick one one end.


Unusual "home made" design

Physical description

Long handle burning wand with a wick at one end.
Brass flow valve in the middle.
Base attached to a container of kerosene and has a screw cap.