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Manufacturers Index - Weller Electric Corp.

Weller Electric Corp.
Easton, PA; Loquillo, PR, U.S.A.
Company Website: https://www.weller-tools.com
Manufacturer Class: Wood Working Machinery & Metal Working Machinery

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Patent Number Date Title Name City Description
2,405,866 Aug. 13, 1946 Electrical heating apparatus Carl E. Weller Easton, PA The amateurish patent drawing might mislead you into thinking this is an unimportant patent. But this is the original soldering-gun patent where the soldering tip is also the resistive heating element. The inventor's timing was exquisite: he began manufacturing his invention right at the advent of commercial television which created an enormous demand for electronics manufacture and repair. The inventor's business was enormously successful, made a lot of money, and saved countless hours that would have been spent waiting for the old-style soldering irons to heat up. Weller's invention got the tip to soldering temperature in the time it took to squeeze the trigger and bring the tip to the work.
RE23,619 Feb. 10, 1953 Electrical heating apparatus Carl E. Weller Easton, PA Reissue of the original soldering-gun patent. The main purpose of the reissues is to emphasize that the soldering tip receives a disproportionate amount of the heat because of its smaller cross-section compared to the secondary windings and the "forward extensions" that form the barrel of the soldering gun.
D176,600 Jan. 10, 1956 Electric sanding machine Sarkis Doctor Acopian Easton, PA