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Old Rad? Steamhead maybe.

jonny88
jonny88 Member Posts: 1,139
edited July 2016 in THE MAIN WALL
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Steve Minnich

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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,863
    That's an earlier version of a gas-fired radiator. There was a layer of water in the bottom of the unit. The round device in the gas piping is a regulator which varied the gas input according to how much steam pressure was in the rad. Most of these were unvented- the exhaust went right into the room- so they would not meet most modern Codes.

    I can't see who made this one, but the James Clow company made lots of these things.
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  • ttekushan_3
    ttekushan_3 Member Posts: 940
    Insomniatic research says:

    Maybe this one?
    https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pdfs/US1270910.pdf
    terry
    jonny88
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,863
    I think you nailed it!
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  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 5,324
    Frank, are you even starting to train someone, many someones, to take over for you when/if you retire...?

    Maybe a game show...the Steam Apprentice
    steve
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  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 11,980

    Frank, are you even starting to train someone, many someones, to take over for you when/if you retire...?

    Maybe a game show...the Steam Apprentice

    I would never compare Frank to Trump.
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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,863
    ChrisJ said:

    Frank, are you even starting to train someone, many someones, to take over for you when/if you retire...?

    Maybe a game show...the Steam Apprentice

    I would never compare Frank to Trump.
    About the only similarity is that I would not be afraid to fire someone who didn't measure up............
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  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 5,324
    ...I would never compare Frank to Trump....

    That of course was not my goal. I was just trying to point out, in a joking way about something I feel is important...passing all of that unique knowledge and experience to the next generation.
    steve
    ChrisJNew England SteamWorks