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Help With Radiator ID

I have two radiators that I need help identifying.

The first looks to be an American Radiator Peerless Wall Radiator (which I'm assuming because 14 of the 16 original radiators in the rest of the house are also American Radiator Company). However, it doesn't look exactly like the drawings in the literature found here in The Library. So, does this look like a different manufacturer's wall radiator to anyone?

The second radiator (last picture) has a company marking - but I can't read it through all the paint. The Mrs. thinks it says Worees?ort (where ? is an unknown letter). I think it looks like '..eespory'. None of my searches have come up with any radiators with similar names. Any thoughts? Radiator is 19 inches tall.

Right now I'm estimating the wall radiator to be 36ft of radiation using the numbers for Type-9B of the Peerless type. The other I am estimating to be 73.333ft which is what a 20 section, 7-tube, and 20 inch high American would be.


  • Patrick_North
    Patrick_North Member Posts: 249

    Don't have my copy of EDR in front of me, but the wall radiator looks just like the American Radiator Co. model I have in my kitchen. This was made in a few different sizes. Side note: those hanging straps make me a little nervous!

    The odd-ball is probably a "McKeesport" radiator. Hope that helps in your search.

    Good luck,

  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,718
    You nailed it, Pat

    and it looks like butlermog is the proud owner of an Illinois Engineering vapor system!
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
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  • ryanr256
    ryanr256 Member Posts: 49
    wall rad

    Here's a link to a thread where I asked the EDR of a similar rad:


  • Dave in QCA
    Dave in QCA Member Posts: 1,785
    American Peerless Wall Radiators

    If you have not already seen this, look at pages 20-23 at the following link in the library.  http://www.heatinghelp.com/files/articles/1258/498.pdf 
    Dave in Quad Cities, America
    Weil-McLain 680 with Riello 2-stage burner, December 2012. Firing rate=375MBH Low, 690MBH Hi.
    System = Early Dunham 2-pipe Vacuo-Vapor (inlet and outlet both at bottom of radiators) Traps are Dunham #2 rebuilt w. Barnes-Jones Cage Units, Dunham-Bush 1E, Mepco 1E, and Armstrong TS-2. All valves haveTunstall orifices sized at 8 oz.
    Current connected load EDR= 1,259 sq ft, Original system EDR = 2,100 sq ft Vaporstat, 13 oz cutout, 4 oz cutin - Temp. control Tekmar 279.
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