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Gold's Mattress Radiators

Dave in QCA
Dave in QCA Member Posts: 1,776
I know this is maybe not the right place. But, I have NEVER seen a Gold's Mattress Radiator in person, let alone EVER hear of them for sale. Posted on Facebook you will find an assortment of them. They look like they're in pretty good shape too.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/archsalvage/permalink/2614517365313671/?sale_post_id=2614517365313671

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

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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,755
    I'm not on Facebook- where are these rads located?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
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  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 5,969
    Your link is showing bathtubs.
    steve
  • ethicalpaul
    ethicalpaul Member Posts: 4,185
    That's just the main photo of the architectural salvage group. It's a private group so you can't see the sale post unless you are a member.
    1 pipe Peerless 63-03L in Cedar Grove, NJ, coal > oil > NG
  • Dave in QCA
    Dave in QCA Member Posts: 1,776
    Sorry for any confusion. I am trying to get contact information from the poster. Here are the images that was posted.



    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
  • Hap_Hazzard
    Hap_Hazzard Member Posts: 2,787
    They should post them on ebay.
    Just another DIYer | King of Prussia, PA
    1983(?) Peerless G-561-W-S | 3" drop header, CG400-1090, VXT-24
  • HVACNUT
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 4,859
    Even then there were toys for people with way too much money. They weren't for medical use were they? Just creature comfort?
    I would opt for the 98.6° breathing blanket. Or 2.
  • Dave in QCA
    Dave in QCA Member Posts: 1,776
    They were the very first steam radiator manufactured. 1850s. They were wall mounted and called mattress radiators only because of their appearance.
    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
    ethicalpaul
  • Hap_Hazzard
    Hap_Hazzard Member Posts: 2,787
    Their best feature is the ease of calculating the EDR.
    Just another DIYer | King of Prussia, PA
    1983(?) Peerless G-561-W-S | 3" drop header, CG400-1090, VXT-24
    mikeg2015
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,755
    Read about them in the first chapter of Lost Art.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
    Dave in QCAHap_Hazzard
  • Robert O'Brien
    Robert O'Brien Member Posts: 3,474
    Thanks to Dan, we have one at the NORA facility in Plainview. I'll post a pic next week.
    To learn more about this professional, click here to visit their ad in Find A Contractor.
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,179
    It's found the perfect home. Thanks, Bob.
    Retired and loving it.
    Robert O'BrienErin Holohan Haskell
  • Robert O'Brien
    Robert O'Brien Member Posts: 3,474
    Here it is
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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,179
    Nice!
    Retired and loving it.
  • Erin Holohan Haskell
    Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 1,982
    Here's more info on Steven Gold's mattress radiator, the first safe and successful steam radiator for house heating.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09Rex2WE6qs

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    reggi