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CapeCodOilGuy
CapeCodOilGuy Member Posts: 43
Does anyone know when the pressure atomizing oil burner was invented and by whom, or know of a link to a site which has this history?

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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,349
    I think the first ones

    came out in the 1920s. I have some old, old books that describe some of them, and they were kind of scary. 
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  • CapeCodOilGuy
    CapeCodOilGuy Member Posts: 43
    history

    I remember working on a burner at a friend's house in Hyattsville, Md. in the early '80's; I think it was made by Gilbert & Barker, and it was a coal conversion and was assembled on a wooden base. The motor was bolted to the base by itself (made by Ohio Electric, the nameplate said "motor for use on lighting lines."), as was the blower housing. The pump, a Webster "Q" model, was attached to the blower housing, and I think I remember the transformer being attached to the blower housing as well. Talk about scary! The pump's driven gear was secured to the shaft by a shear pin, which had broken. I made a new one out of something or other and got it to work, I think he later sold the house with it-still working-later in the '80's. Would have been a good candidate for the Smithsonian....
  • Robert O'Brien
    Robert O'Brien Member Posts: 3,451
    History?

    The question is whether oil heating has a future and won't become history! It's not looking good right now
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  • billtwocase
    billtwocase Member Posts: 2,385
    I want to say

    Gilbert and Barker also. decades ago I had one on a gravity warm air furnace that was a coal conversion. It was probably a little newer. It was a "Flexible Flame" by Gilbert and Barker. The blast tube was about 5-6 inches around, the gun was removed from the top of the blast tube, the transformer was underneath, and this thing ran like crap. I do still have the metal plate that you would find hanging near the unit. Was the only thing worth saving. 
  • Charlie from wmass
    Charlie from wmass Member Posts: 4,216
    I have to laugh

    The new boiler in the duplex here is a Gilbarco.
    Cost is what you spend , value is what you get.

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  • billtwocase
    billtwocase Member Posts: 2,385
    the "new one"

    That is funny Charlie.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,349
    Well, one reason

    is poor maintenance, like this:
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