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Dead Men Tales: The Caretaker of Heating History

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HeatingHelp Posts: 366
edited February 28 in THE MAIN WALL



The Caretaker of Heating History

Take a walk through history in this episode with Dan Holohan and his friend Bob as they explore Doug Starbuck’s circa-1872 workshop and the treasures that lie within it.

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  • Larry Weingarten
    Larry Weingarten Member Posts: 2,093
    I wonder whatever happened to all that nifty equipment that Doug was watching over? Hope it wasn't scrapped! :#

    Yours, Larry
    PC7060
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 8,602
    About 30 miles North of me.

    I miss those old places. Now all the supply house are chains like F W Webb and Furgeson with fancy counters and tile floors and counter people that know nothing. There use to be a lot of small old supply houses in their weird old buildings with wooden floors that creaked and people that knew the business. They were tucked into all the towns around here. There are still a few, not many. @Larry Weingarten probably went in the scrap pile
  • mrlarson
    mrlarson Member Posts: 1
    This place deserves to be recorded into a series of video productions to educate, preserve, and pass on the history. You could collaborate with the History Channel, what do you think Dan? Thanks for the memories.
    Voyager
  • Voyager
    Voyager Member Posts: 258
    I concur with mrlarson. A video walkthrough of that place would be fantastic!
  • advhtg
    advhtg Member Posts: 3
    edited February 26
    Thanks for this. These times of high levels of fundamental skills may be returning. I'm banking on it. Civilisation is not simply going to continue moving forward as we have become used to.
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,215
    edited February 26
    Thanks, but there’s nothing to film. It all went to scrap years ago. Just memories now, but when you have it in your head, you own it. 👍

    Doug gave me some of his books, which I treasure. 
    Retired and loving it.
  • Voyager
    Voyager Member Posts: 258

    Thanks, but there’s nothing to film. It all went to scrap years ago. Just memories now, but when you have it in your head, you own it. 👍


    Doug gave me some of his books, which I treasure. 
    That is sad. Sounded like a one of a kind place.
  • bill_brooks
    bill_brooks Member Posts: 37
    head first.....
    tools second.....

    my philosophy exactly.
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,215
    edited February 28
    Thanks, @My570. The first time I used the term "Deadmen" was when I wrote a poem. I used to recite it from memory at the start of the steam seminars I did when I was quite young. That poem is here. I was a big fan of the poet, Robert Service, back then:

    And he studied the steam and the work of Dead Men,

    Who had come years before and who weren’t there then

    To teach him the art he so wanted to know,

    So when he heard of this class, well, he just had to go.
    Retired and loving it.
    My570
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