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Age of boiler?

dave1980 Member Posts: 2
edited December 2014 in Radiant Heating
i have an old american radiator and standard sanitary boiler in our basement and i was wondering if anyone can tell me how old it is? the house was built in the 1890's. below is the information plate. can post photo of the whole unit if needed.image


  • SlamDunk
    SlamDunk Member Posts: 1,407
    I had a boiler with a near identical name plate, only mine said Oakmont rather than Severn. The Series number was close to yours. Mine was installed in 1935. Hope this brings you close.
  • dave1980
    dave1980 Member Posts: 2
    i know know it's gotta be real old. it's a big beast of a thing. i was told it originally used coal and around the 1960's was converted to natural gas. thanks for the info. i'll have to do more research.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,983
    Late 1940s to early 1950s. It appears in several publications I have from that time.
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  • SlamDunk
    SlamDunk Member Posts: 1,407

    It's older than your are.

    Beyond that, does it really matter as to it's birthdate?