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Old Sign

Dan Foley
Dan Foley Member Posts: 1,252
My good friend, Doug Ashwood, saw this old sign in a basement of a home in South Arlington.

I was Doug’s helper in the summers of 1986 and 1987 at Arlington Heating. We still keep up. I learned from the best!
Erin Holohan Haskell

Comments

  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 13,141
    Put up with roofing nails too!!!
  • Was THEE his name?
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,761
    The phone number probably dates back to before dial service came to Falls Church. You could probably use this to get an idea of how old the sign is.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,761
    Further research indicates that at least one of the Falls Church exchanges used #1 Crossbar switching, which the Bell System used between 1938-1947 in cities and some suburban areas. So that sign probably can't be any newer than 1947.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
    Dan Foley
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,180
    Pre-war radiant heat most likely.
    Retired and loving it.