enter image description here I believe this is used with welders because i found it inside a welding helmet.... Could somebody tell me what this is exactly?

  • 1
    Can you unfold the thing and show a clearer picture?
    – Michael Karas
    Commented Jul 11, 2019 at 5:29
  • what happens when you squeeze the handle?
    – jsotola
    Commented Jul 12, 2019 at 3:35

2 Answers 2


spark lighter

According to an ozzie web site, it's a non-flint electronic spark lighter.

  • 1
    how did you even find this from the pic ????
    – mrid
    Commented Jul 13, 2019 at 5:56
  • @mrid Google has a reverse-image look up feature. Commented Jul 13, 2019 at 12:35
  • also, text search on the Google takes "welding spark lighter" as a useful search term.
    – fred_dot_u
    Commented Jul 14, 2019 at 0:43

It is a electric striker for lighting a oxy acetylene torch , I have the same one, I bought it about 30 years ago.

  • 2
    Hello, and welcome to Home Improvement. Thanks for the answer; keep 'em coming. And, you should probably take our tour so you'll know how best to contribute here. Commented Jul 12, 2019 at 22:30

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.