It's easy to tell which families make torches
, basically from the sight of stoves used to bake rubber in front of their homes.
* A variety of torches
(e.g., hand-generated, LED, novelty, large, small, bright, dull)
The long torches
, designed for hand-held cutting, come in two different lengths - 0.6 m and 1.2 m - and two different torch head angles - 45 and 90 degrees.
A total of 1,720 torches
were made for the 1948 Olympics in London, which were also known as the Austerity Games as they were the first to be held after the Second World War.
And Teessiders are next in line to see one of the paralympic torches
The Torch in Huddersfield was one of 620 Torches
which will be used in the 24-hour Relay which takes place from Stoke Mandeville in Aylesbury, the home of the Paralympic Movement, to the Olympic Park in Stratford, London.
On June 27, members of In Your Shoes, a giving circle began distributing laminated cardboard torches
The website has other London Olympics-related memorabilia up for auction, including other torches
from the relay and autographed photos of Olympians.
Maybe they're taking into account that people out there are prepared to pay even more than that for used torches
Other bearers who planned to sell torches
on eBay also attracted bids of more than pounds 150,000 which proved to be hoaxes.
SOME of the most iconic torches
from previous Olympic Games will be on show when the current torch reaches Aberystwyth next week.
bernzOmatic has the numbers to back up its "most innovative" claim for the new QuickFire: The torch is 40 percent smaller, has a larger and hotter flame, and decreases soldering time by 30 percent compared with other torches
. We put it through the paces and liked what we found.