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Crane boiler age

mrwianno3mrwianno3 Posts: 2Member
For Crane boiler, identified as Model # 5-W-102A PA. trying to determine year of manufacture. Cannot find serial number anywhere. Is this boiler more than 30 years old? Need info for Mass save rebate.

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  • newagedawnnewagedawn Posts: 549Member
    yes its like 50 or 60 yrs old, search it on google to get dates of manufacture, even if the company went out of business in the 70's atleast you have that
    "The bitter taste of a poor install lasts far longer than the JOY of the lowest price"
  • SteamheadSteamhead Posts: 12,303Member
    It was made sometime between 1959 and 1972, according to the Beacon reference book:

    https://heatinghelp.com/assets/documents/200.pdf

    Crane bought out the National and US Radiator boiler lines in about 1958, then sold all their boiler operations to Slant/Fin in 1973-4.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
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  • mrwianno3mrwianno3 Posts: 2Member
    Steamhead, thank you for the information. Much appreciated. Beacon reference book pages you linked to shows proper model number, but I do not see any reference to approximate date of manufacturer. In order to qualify for MASSAVE $3200 credit for new high efficiency boiler, need to have a solid reference that boiler was manufactured before 1988, and that I can show them in writing. Carefully inspected every inch of unit. S/N is non existent. any ideas?
  • HVACNUTHVACNUT Posts: 1,413Member
    edited June 12
    You might have to take the jacket off and find a stamping in the cast iron. The serial number might not even have a date code you would recognize.
    Maybe this can help. Original burner tag shows 1954.
    Actual serial number is long gone.
    Print it and try it, as well as a pic of your boiler. Anybody who knows what they're looking at can see its pre 1988.
    Also try checking between ceiling joists above the sheetrock if any. Good stuff found there sometimes.
  • JUGHNEJUGHNE Posts: 4,592Member
    If you have an address on a label that indicates postal zones, such as Chicago 5, Illinois, that zone "5" was used before Zip Codes came into use in the mid 60's. Also the state abbreviations came in use about that time. Illinois would have been IL.
  • SteamheadSteamhead Posts: 12,303Member
    mrwianno3 said:

    Steamhead, thank you for the information. Much appreciated. Beacon reference book pages you linked to shows proper model number, but I do not see any reference to approximate date of manufacturer. In order to qualify for MASSAVE $3200 credit for new high efficiency boiler, need to have a solid reference that boiler was manufactured before 1988, and that I can show them in writing. Carefully inspected every inch of unit. S/N is non existent. any ideas?

    Call Slant/Fin and get them to send you a letter saying exactly when they bought Crane out. I can tell you it was before 1974, since we have a couple of Crane-type boilers in an apartment building that are labeled Slant/Fin, and they were installed in 1974.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    "Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Baltimore, MD (USA) and consulting anywhere.
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/all-steamed-up-inc
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