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Really "Cool" Rads

Kybeans403
Kybeans403 Member Posts: 55
1912 home....used to be gravity but long ago got a big red B&G 100.....boiler is an old Burnham Holiday.

These guys are thankfully staying put but these rads and systems are quickly disappearing from Westchester County,  NY and I hate it!!
STEVEusaPAJakekkcoppKC_JonesAlan (California Radiant) ForbesErin Holohan HaskellIronmanSteve Thompson (Taco)JustinTheCarpenterCanuckerSteve Minnichdelta T

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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,837
    Wow. U.S. Radiator Co brand?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
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  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 3,957
    I can't decide if this is amazing or unnecessarily complicated
    flat_twin
  • bburd
    bburd Member Posts: 204
    About 10 years ago I saw a stairway radiator like that in an 1880s townhouse in the Back Bay section of Boston.

    Bburd
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,425
    Nice!
    Retired and loving it.
  • Kybeans403
    Kybeans403 Member Posts: 55
    US Radiator 
  • mjstraw
    mjstraw Member Posts: 41
    I have a Burnham Holiday with B&G100 still happily heating my house.

    Wish I had those nice rads to go with it.  Mine are boring in comparison.
    Mark
    Indiana PA

  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,425
    Gorgeous! Thank you.
    Retired and loving it.
  • Dave_132
    Dave_132 Member Posts: 61
    Cool radiator from a historic Denver mansion. I love the curvature as it follows the contour of the window.
    In a world of compromise , some men don't !
    delcrossvSTEVEusaPASteve Minnich
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,837
    Dave_132 said:

    Cool radiator from a historic Denver mansion. I love the curvature as it follows the contour of the window.

    Those were custom-made for the curvature. If you look at one of the fitter's catalogs from that era, they told you to send a template with the exact curvature. And of course they cost a lot more than standard radiators.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • ratio
    ratio Member Posts: 2,921
    Beautiful.

    Can you imagine trying to get something like that today?

  • delcrossv
    delcrossv Member Posts: 145
    ratio said:

    Beautiful.

    Can you imagine trying to get something like that today?

    Guess anything is possible with enough cash. But the age of ordering one of these from a catalog are long gone.
    Trying to squeeze the best out of a Weil-McLain JB-5 running a 1912 1 pipe system.
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 3,957
    Are those left-right nipples with the holes tapped at an angle?
  • Hvacman
    Hvacman Member Posts: 158
    mattmia2 said:

    Are those left-right nipples with the holes tapped at an angle?

    I am curious about this as well. It seems where the sections meet would have to be pie-shaped and the nipple holes angled?
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,837
    Hvacman said:

    mattmia2 said:

    Are those left-right nipples with the holes tapped at an angle?

    I am curious about this as well. It seems where the sections meet would have to be pie-shaped and the nipple holes angled?
    Yup. And they had to make each one on a custom basis. Can you imagine?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
    Steve Minnich
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 3,957
    I'd imagine they just made the rough cast boss big enough they could mill it to the angle they needed and with a small enough hole to drill and tap at the needed angle.
  • Stelcom66
    Stelcom66 Member Posts: 23

    One of my 15 restored radiators in my 1898 Victorian. Disassembled each coil, sand blasted, restored pipes, couplings and valve, painted and reassembled. Totally worth the effort. All are works of art as far as I'm concerned. Would rather look at them than paintings on the wall!

    Wow, I was going to say what a work of art - but see you covered that! That is the best color choice. Agreed, I could just look at that instead of other works of art. And to know they are functional is great.