In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The oxyacetylene torch, for example, produces heat by burning acetylene gas in pure oxygen.
- These people cut through the side of the metal store with an oxyacetylene torch.
- The oxyfuel gas welding process uses a flux and either an oxyacetylene or oxyhydrogen gas flame.
- We use the heat produced by the burning of acetylene in the flame of the oxyacetylene torch to make welds.
- The success and widespread use of this method in 20th-century sculpture has depended on the invention around 1900 of fusion welding using oxyacetylene welding equipment.
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