While in most cases of electric welding the joint forms what is known as a butt weld, with a burr or extension of metal at the joint, which, according to conditions, is either allowed to remain or is forged down or dressed off, there is no difficulty in making lap welds electrically, and some of the recent work of the electric welder is of that character. While, too, the usual welding concerns pieces of the same metal, as iron to iron, steel to steel, or copper to copper, combination welds of different metals are made with, facility in many cases, as when brass and iron are united.
In the working of high-carbon steels the usual precautions to prevent burning or injury to the metal are, of course, required; but, on account of the delicacy of heat control, they are more easily adopted.
ROLLS OF ELECTRICALLY-WELDED WIRE FENCE.
Quite recently automatic chain welders have been put into use, and electrically-welded chain work will probably soon attain an importance not second to the other principal applications which have been briefly described.
EXTRA HEAVY 10-FOOT BORING AND TURNING MILL. Betts Machine Company.