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Identifying heater

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Jihye
Jihye Member, Email Confirmation Posts: 2
edited April 2020 in THE MAIN WALL
We are restoring an old house built in 1924 in Korea. Some photos taken around the same time show 2 types of heaters shown only in parts. I need to identify and buy a similar one. The owner of the house was American living in Seoul and he ran a shop called Taylor & Co. and sold some good imported from Montgomery Ward & Co. So I guess it is similar to the model called Windsor in the Montgomery catalogue of 1921. However, I am not really sure.

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  • Larry Weingarten
    Larry Weingarten Member Posts: 3,331
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    Hello, If you can post photos, it would certainly help!

    Yours, Larry
  • Jihye
    Jihye Member, Email Confirmation Posts: 2
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    Thank you.
    Can you click it again?
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,888
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    @Jihye , somehow the entire text of your post was included in the link. When I copy just the link text and paste it in the browser's location bar, it works. Maybe @Erin Holohan Haskell can fix the issue.

    It's hard to tell from the pics, but the unit might be an Arcola or similar "parlor heater". This was actually a small hot-water boiler that was placed in the main room of a house (parlor or "living room") so it heated that room directly and also heated water to supply radiators in other rooms. You can see a small tank above the unit which was used to allow space for the expansion of the water as it was heated.

    Do you have any more pictures of the house, maybe showing the radiators in the other rooms?
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  • Erin Holohan Haskell
    Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,324
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    Steamhead said:

    @Jihye , somehow the entire text of your post was included in the link. When I copy just the link text and paste it in the browser's location bar, it works. Maybe @Erin Holohan Haskell can fix the issue.

    I've fixed it. Thanks!

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  • Grallert
    Grallert Member Posts: 649
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    It looks like something Estate made. Estate Heatrola comes to mind.
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  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 9,735
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    Was Estate its own company or was it a Sears brand? I know Sears has sold other things branded as Estate.
  • Grallert
    Grallert Member Posts: 649
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    mattmia2 said:

    Was Estate its own company or was it a Sears brand? I know Sears has sold other things branded as Estate.

    That I don't know. I had a Heatrola for a few seasons and there is a similarity but i suppose there were a few companies that made enamel jacked parlor heaters.
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