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  • Marquette A/C welder

    Anyone ever seen or heard of this machine, supposed to be in new condition.

    https://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/tls...847336691.html
    Richard

  • #2
    That's the nicest one I have ever seen. They are usually fresh from a barn...Bob
    Bob Wright

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    • #3
      We had one kind of like that on the farm. What do you need to know about it?

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      • #4
        Nothing, I saw this on CL and just thought I'd post it to see if anyone knew of this brand
        Richard

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        • #5
          Ah. Those old machines are pretty cool. There are some that are kind of Art Deco style even. Look neat. They also have one that has the ports on the front in the shape of a big letter M. The one we had was more like the one you posted, only a little bigger.

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          • #6
            AC Marquette welders seemed to be pretty common in service shops/garages in the late 50s and 60s in southwestern PA as I remember. I think Lincoln bought them out around 2005 or so. I also think I remember Marquette and McKay rods; There must have been some jobber working the auto repair shops and selling the welders and rods. We always went to Pittsburgh to Jackson Welding to get Hobart rods; never had any experience with the other brands. Never used a Marquette welder.

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            • #7
              You know, this inverter technology has rendered these old machines, almost obsolete. T
              hey are bullet proof, stand the test of time use and abuse.
              Size and the foot print is a big factor, the lack of multi process and features, portability and power consumption so they say? They are big. And they fill a space.
              I know my old dinosaurs don't move far?
              But when I look at my power bill, I see service charges and distribution costs...GST and carbon tax, power still seems cheap? I'm not quite sold but I see advantages in the new.

              Well it got me thinking about my old equipment and looking what's for sale around town, turns out lots? Old technology and some of it still looks new? Like the Marguette mentioned, like new. Old as dirt, but new? I noticed a lot of junk as well.

              Also found a couple of interesting ones in the search.

              https://www.kijiji.ca/v-other-business-industrial/strathcona-county/miller-mig-welder/1414648640

              This stood out and was seemingly decked out? Wonder what it retailed for?

              Also
              thinking if I was shopping for a deal, did some haggling, how much would I be willing to spend? What could I buy for equipment against the price of a new inverter based welder?

              Got me thinking, my Syncrowave ain't worth much is it?
              Lol...but it still works for me.
              I could also see a few deals as well if I was collecting them? I'm not. But it has renewed an interest if collecting them could be turned into making a buck?
              Anyways...used to be a buyer for everything? I think it still comes down to price, but as buddy is finding out with the old Linde 3 ph, even at a hundred it can be a tough sell to have your old junk hauled away?



              https://www.kijiji.ca/v-power-tool/calgary/250-amp-ac-dc-welder/1422190122?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

              https://www.kijiji.ca/v-power-tool/lethbridge/forney-arc-welder/1422174609?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

              https://www.kijiji.ca/v-other-business-industrial/strathcona-county/welder/1387489569?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

              https://www.kijiji.ca/v-other-business-industrial/grande-prairie/lincoln-electric-welder/1399571077?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

              https://www.kijiji.ca/v-power-tool/edmonton/acklands-miller-n250-ac-dc-p-welder-mint-condition/1421634277?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

              https://www.kijiji.ca/v-tool-other/strathcona-county/lincoln-welder-for-sale/1413972670?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

              https://www.kijiji.ca/v-home-outdoor-other/medicine-hat/high-compacity-welder/1420126494?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

              https://www.kijiji.ca/v-tool-other/edmonton/miller-econo-twin-tig-stick-welder/1414408922?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

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              https://www.kijiji.ca/v-tool-other/calgary/lincoln-tig-welder/1419662291?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

              https://www.kijiji.ca/v-power-tool/edmonton/mig-welder/1398134492?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

              https://www.kijiji.ca/v-buy-sell-other/lethbridge/welder-800-obo/1415517849?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

              https://www.kijiji.ca/v-power-tool/st-albert/arc-welder/1412724639?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

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              • #8
                Old Syncrowaves are still worth a lot

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                • #9
                  Thank you for those encouraging words. Doing some clean up in the garage trying to get a push on with spring finally arriving, I was asking myself if I should sell it and upgrade to new technology? Having now looked at the local market of used equipment, and consideration of the new bred of welders all trained on inverters, I was thinking it's going to be a bit of a hard sell?
                  I'm some what amazed how like my Syncrowave, that old Marquette, guys have bought this equipment and never used it enough to justify the purchase? Seems I'm not the only one out there?
                  Mine has seen four bottles of Argon in 30 plus years, and one of those was emptied because I didn't close the cylinder valve? On the bright side, my Argon COP cylinder had a recent re-valve, was tested, stamped and filled, should last till the estate sale is the way I'm thinking?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Noel View Post
                    But when I look at my power bill, I see service charges and distribution costs...GST and carbon tax, power still seems cheap? I'm not quite sold but I see advantages in the new.
                    Not to get completely off topic but that's all based on the usage as well, so its the whole package you really have to look at. Less power consumption, less distribution costs, etc. Atleast that's how it is on the gas bill. Now here's something I was pondering the other day, my gas bill to heat the shop last month (the shop is well insulated) was about $100. But when you break it all down and take away all those other things that cost of the gas was like $10 lol. Maybe I should see if the welding gas supplier has some high pressure bottles of natural gas hahaha. Oh wait I got the utility company to put my line in so I'm on the hook. F*ck!
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                    • #11
                      I thought Marquette only made battery chargers?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Willvis View Post

                        Not to get completely off topic but that's all based on the usage as well, so its the whole package you really have to look at. Less power consumption, less distribution costs, etc. Atleast that's how it is on the gas bill. Now here's something I was pondering the other day, my gas bill to heat the shop last month (the shop is well insulated) was about $100. But when you break it all down and take away all those other things that cost of the gas was like $10 lol. Maybe I should see if the welding gas supplier has some high pressure bottles of natural gas hahaha. Oh wait I got the utility company to put my line in so I'm on the hook. F*ck!
                        Well Willvis, as you mentioned, not to get off topic, if you start to think about what you just said too early in life, I hate to say it, it makes you grumpy. Just smile, pay the bill and carry on to make more money. When you think of the cost to power up a transformer, I'm sure that Marquette has a stout one, if your kilo watts usage exceeds those fees, a guys probably making money? You use $10 of something but they add on $90...you stay cold and they get warm. Lol.

                        And Tarry99, I'm sure there's a TV movie to be made that could cover the story of Marquette. I'm suggesting that because let's face it, who doesn't get family drama and that name has been around enough for people to recognize it still?

                        Now I'm a hard sell on just spending money these days. But I'd probably make buddy an offer he can say no to it, on the hopes he said yes. That's a pretty boat anchor, but it's still someone anchor?








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                        • #13
                          Marquette made some of the machines for Snap-On

                          www.facebook.com/outbackaluminumwelding
                          Miller Dynasty 700...OH YEA BABY!!
                          MM 350P...PULSE SPRAYIN' MONSTER
                          Miller Dynasty 280 with AC independent expansion card
                          Miller Dynasty 200 DX "Blue Lightning"

                          Miller Bobcat 225 NT (what I began my present Biz with!)
                          Miller 30-A Spoolgun
                          Miller WC-115-A
                          Miller Spectrum 300
                          Miller 225 Thunderbolt (my first machine bought new 1980)
                          Miller Digital Elite Titanium 9400

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