Antique Westinghouse gas powered Welder

I really don’t know too much about this one other than it has a Chrysler industrial 6 cylinder engine in it. I’ve seen those engines in a lot of agricultural applications – irrigation pumps, harvesters, and old hobart welders to name a few. Those engines were pretty much bulletproof, and i’m sure there are thousands of them still at work today. Parts are still readily available for these engines, and there is a ton of great information about them on the internet



By the looks of the sheet metal on the welder, it’s probably a 40’s vintage? If anyone knows any more about it, i’d love to hear about it. In any event, i love the art deco styling with the sloped back over the generator. The grill looks an awful lot like a cross between an old Farmall – International Harvester model H and an Oliver 99 tractor. I’m a big fan of the styling.

This would be the perfect welder for an old off road Dodge Power Wagon Rig Truck.

Thanks to David S. for the pictures!

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4 Responses to Antique Westinghouse gas powered Welder

  1. Colt says:

    I know this post is getting old, but i recently bought a welder basically identical to this one. Was hoping you had found out more information about yours that you wouldnt mind sharing.

    -Colt

  2. lee anderson says:

    Neat welder you have there. I have just acquired a harnishfeger TR-181 welder from a scrap yard. It needs all the cables replaced as they where cut off. But the inside and transformer looks great. I want to do some restoring and painting the housing except for the part that has all the information and controls printing on the front. I like rebuilding these old welders. So far i have had or have a trendel 100 amp 125 volt input welder , ,lincoln 225S, harnischfeger TR-181 welders

  3. lee anderson says:

    Neat welder you have there. I have just acquired a harnishfeger TR-181 welder from a scrap yard. It needs all the cables replaced as they where cut off. But the inside and transformer looks great. I want to do some restoring and painting the housing except for the part that has all the information and controls printing on the front. I like rebuilding these old welders. So far i have had or have a trendel 100 amp 125 volt input welder , ,lincoln 225S, harnischfeger TR-181 welders

  4. Tony says:

    Is this for sale? Price and location if so. Thanks

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