Victor Equipment was founded in 1913 by L.W. Stettner. Stettner, a welder by trade, suffered the loss of an eye from a welding accident and subsequently set out to design and build better, safer welding products. His designs for welding and cutting torches and gas regulators were quickly accepted and the original San Francisco-based Victor Oxy-Acetylene Welding Equipment Company grew rapidly. Stettner's "safety oriented" designs resulted in numerous patents and firsts including spiral mixers, gooseneck nozzles, and safety regulators.
In time, the company name was shortened to Victor Equipment Company. Victor's product line and business volume grew steadily and expanded capacity was needed. The original San Francisco manufacturing operations were relocated to new headquarters in Denton, TX in the mid 1960's.
Today, Victor Gas Equipment is the world leader in gas and safety regulator equipment, providing superior quality, reliable products, safety, and performance resulting in numerous product innovations including patented built-in flashback arrestors and check valves for torches.
Victor also includes oxy-fuel cutting and welding equipment such as oxy-acetylene and oxy-fuel welding and cutting equipment, torch handles, cutting attachments, straight cutting torches, gas regulators, cutting tips, welding nozzles, cutting and welding outfits.
Victor products cover the full range of needs from general industrial to heavy duty mill and foundry requirements. Victor's gas apparatus line is the most complete selection offered from any manufacturer and the only one offering users the (patented) safety benefit of built-in flashback arrestors and reverse flow check valves.