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Does anyone know what the brand/mfg of this radiator is?

garrettgjp
garrettgjp Member Posts: 26
I think it is a burnham but I'm not sure. All of my 5 and 3 tube/column rads have that imprint on the end. I'm just curious, thanks!!

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  • Erin Holohan Haskell
    Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 1,865
    Do you have a photo, @garrettgjp? Thanks!
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  • garrettgjp
    garrettgjp Member Posts: 26
    Ugh, yeah that would help... I thought I attached the pic.
    Erin Holohan Haskell
  • Dave in QCA
    Dave in QCA Member Posts: 1,776
    That's a radiator by Kewanee Boiler Company. I sure would be nice to see the whole thing.
    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.
    http://grandviewdavenport.com
    Erin Holohan Haskell
  • ethicalpaul
    ethicalpaul Member Posts: 3,739
    It sure looks clean...is that a recent powder coat job I wonder?
    1 pipe Peerless 63-03L in Cedar Grove, NJ, coal > oil > NG
  • garrettgjp
    garrettgjp Member Posts: 26
    Thank you for the info! I'm not sure how they were painted- I've only owned the home since 2012. The previous owner went through and did a great job refinishing the rads after the house was flooded in 1997. I live in Grand Forks, ND where at least 1/3 of the homes in the city were impacted by the 1997 flood. I'll post a few more pics when I get home.
  • Phil53
    Phil53 Member Posts: 70
    I know they made steel boilers, but didn't know they did cast iron. Wonder if they made C.I. boilers at one point also.
  • Danny Scully
    Danny Scully Member Posts: 1,334
    Are we sure they didn’t just make the plug?
  • Dave in QCA
    Dave in QCA Member Posts: 1,776
    edited May 2019

    Are we sure they didn’t just make the plug?

    No, but I would imagine that the name might be cast in the end radiator section as well. Kewanee did a lot of business in radiators in the Midwest, perhaps in other areas too. I used to own a house that had 1921 smooth round top column type radiators by Kewanee. Name was embossed in the end section. I have a spare Kewanee radiator in my basement that that has a filigree pattern VERY much like American Radiator Roccoco. Also, I am currently assisting in the restoration a Moline system in a Davenport mansion in which all of the radiators are Kewanee brand. They are good solid radiators and are put together with push nipples and rods.
    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.
    http://grandviewdavenport.com
  • garrettgjp
    garrettgjp Member Posts: 26
    Here are a few more pics of my rads for those who are interested!






    Dave in QCA
  • mikeg2015
    mikeg2015 Member Posts: 1,187
    Those look like radiators on a Moline system in my town here. A more contemporary design.
    Dave in QCA