Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet affords lightweight protection.

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Weighing 18.6 oz, VIKING™ 1740 Series comes in black and is also magnifying (cheater) lens and hardhat compatible. Solar power with battery assist eliminates need for on/off switch, while continuously variable, internal, 9–13 shade control offers sensitivity adjustment for different welding environments and features adjustable delay time from dark to light setting. Entry-level helmets come with extra cover lenses: 2 for inside and 5 for outside.



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Lincoln Electric Drives Down Cost of Ownership with New VIKING(TM) 1740 Series Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet



Cleveland – The new, lightweight VIKING™ 1740 Series Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet from Lincoln Electric offers a variety of features designed to reduce the cost of ownership while providing solid protection from a basic helmet offering.



Weighing in at a mere 18.6 ounces, this entry-level helmet series features solar power with battery assist, eliminating the need for an on/off switch. A continuously variable, internal, 9-13 shade control offers sensitivity adjustment for different welding environments and features adjustable delay time from a dark to a light setting.



The 1740 Series helmet is offered in black and includes a two-year parts and labor warranty. It is also magnifying ‘cheater’ lens and hardhat compatible. Extra cover lenses also are included -- two for the inside and five for the outside.



For more information on Lincoln Electric’s Viking 1740 Series Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet, call (888) 355-3213 or visit www.lincolnelectric.com to obtain bulletin E14.501.



Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln Electric has 45 manufacturing locations, including operations and joint ventures in 19 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160 countries. For more information about Lincoln Electric and its products and services, visit the company's website at www.lincolnelectric.com.



Media Contacts:

Robin Suttell – rsuttell@fallscommunications.com or 216.696.0229

Greg Coleman – greg_coleman@lincolnelectric.com or 216.383.2462

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