Feb. 24, 1890 Bethalto Madison County Illinois, USA
Apr. 22, 1982 St. Louis County Missouri, USA
Irwing Frank Fausek Sr. was the third child born to Alexander V. and Anna Fausek. His life was spent in St. Louis and he was co-founder of MECO (Modern Engineering Co.) in 1911 and the Acetylene Gas Co. in 1928. He was a pioneer in the development of the oxy-acetylene welding torch.