Thread: How to solder
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Old 16th Jul 2019, 1:07 pm   #28
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Default Re: How to solder

Originally Posted by suebutcher View Post
I case they weren't sold in the UK, here is a 1960s Australian Adcola M Series M64 with a lovely red Bakelite handle, and its 1973 Metric replacement, the S50. M Series irons are now very hard to find in working order despite the large numbers made for Commonwealth Government departments, the post office, and the military.
The Adcola irons that Leevers used and that my Dad had from the early fifties had a brown bakelite handle with a Tufnol tube arrangement. I don`t remember a model number, just 25 watt although a very late one in similar but smaller style was 15 watts.

Leevers Rich stopped using them circa 1971,I think my Dad`s just died and he had a Weller by then.
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