Friday, September 15, 2006

Politically incorrect: The "pocket" flame thrower


This is a gadget the "crew" I used to hang with made and used with great gusto when I was in high school back in the early 70's. I'm sure anyone attempting such a thing in these dark days of politically correct, zero-tolerance, sterile school systems would all be clapped in leg irons and handcuffs and hauled away never to be seen again branded as some sort of dangerous criminal psychopath. If they didn't haul you away, they'd certainly drug the hell out of you with Ritalin and turn you into a zombie living a Creativity-Free™ authority compliant lifestyle.

The device is loaded with a sheet of flash paper loosely crumpled up into a ball. An ordinary pencil or pen is used as a ram rod to pack the load against the glow plug.

Touch the micro-switch and the glow plug lights up igniting the flash paper. Expanding gasses at the back of the barrel shove the burning flash paper out of the barrel and you get a rather impressive lick of flame ejected that usually ranges from 5'-8' long that vanishes instantly and harmlessly.

6 comments:

Pupster said...

Oh my. 5 to 8 feet of flame? NIIICE.

Georgfelis said...

Sounds like just the thing for our pyro effects for the play "The Wizard of Oz". I'll have to give it a shot (pardon the pun).

Thanks Purple!

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