The earliest evidence of connecting metal pieces by applying heat dates back more than 3000 years, starting with the Bronze Age.
By the middle ages, the process was significantly developed, and blacksmithing was a common profession.
The first form of a blow lamp, used by goldsmiths and silversmiths, was similar to a wick oil lamp with a tube for the user to blow air alongside the flame.
The first blow lamp was patented in France in 1791.
However, the most similar blow lamp to the one we use today was called a Nyberg lamp. This was created by C. R. Nyberg in Sweden 1882 and featured a vaporising technique allowing the user to create a hotter flame.