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Nice old Ideal find

Here is a piece i recently found and I have researched it to no avail. Any help will be rewarded in heaven. Thank You
Tinman

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  • Tinman
    Tinman Member Posts: 2,808
    It's a coal fired water heater that is piped to a storage tank. I had one too. I'll see if I can find the docs and pictures I have.
    Steve Minnich
    rt61junkie
  • Tinman
    Tinman Member Posts: 2,808

    Here's what the cover on the top you're missing looks like. I kept 3 or 4 parts off it.
    Steve Minnich
    rt61junkie
  • Tinman
    Tinman Member Posts: 2,808

    At the bottom of this picture, there's a long black, steel handle. That fits right on to the shaft between the words American and Radiator on your heater. I believe it was used to spill the ash to the bottom.
    Steve Minnich
  • Tinman
    Tinman Member Posts: 2,808
    edited January 2018
    Last pic - the full heater. You can find information on it in Arco's Ideal Fitter booklets. They can be found on ebay if you’re patient. I have some info at the shop.
    Steve Minnich
  • mars_6
    mars_6 Member Posts: 107
    Thats a sexy lady.
    Matt Rossi
    kjl520
  • rt61junkie
    rt61junkie Member Posts: 2
    Any idea of the age of MY bare naked lady (hoping to look as sexy as Stephens).
  • Pumpguy
    Pumpguy Member Posts: 653
    Based on the casting tag, it was poured January 25, 1934, or threreabouts.
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