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Venerable Baltimore Steam Fitting Supply House Closes its Doors

GordoGordo Posts: 673Member
Pratt Thompson has been in the pipe, fitting, and valve business for over 100 years. It is closing for good in a few days. The parts are being sold off or scrapped as you read this. The building is to be torn down by the end of this month.
This is likely the only video record of its existence.

Sic transit gloria mundi.

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"Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"
Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
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Comments

  • STEVEusaPASTEVEusaPA Posts: 2,979Member
    Sad sign of the times
    steve
  • EBEBRATT-EdEBEBRATT-Ed Posts: 5,853Member
    We have lost several in Western, MA most of them over 100 years old. Holyoke Supply, Holyoke Valve & Hydrant, McLean Heating. All replaced by chains like FW Webb & Furgueson.
  • nicholas bonham-carternicholas bonham-carter Posts: 7,841Member
    Looks like they sold Ceylon tea in wooden boxes as well!--NBC
  • GordoGordo Posts: 673Member
    @nicholas bonham-carter : Those tea bins were all throughout that building by the score. They are throwaways from the McCormick Spice Co. (which used to be located several blocks away) Cheap and serviceable bins they made. They still had the tin foil liner some of them.

    Just one of the many unique features of that place.
    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
  • DanHolohanDanHolohan Posts: 14,667Member, Moderator, Administrator
    Thank you for taking the time to memorize it, Gordo. STGM indeed. Sigh.
    Retired and loving it.
  • billtheplmbr3845billtheplmbr3845 Posts: 39Member
    To bad, that sucks. Really loved when they panned over the lawn chair with padding added and the American flag, that was beautiful, can just see some old timer sitting there in between picking orders.
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