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Henry Ford Museum

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MattinIndy
MattinIndy Member Posts: 10
This past weekend I was in Detroit. Ended up going to the Henry Ford Museum, which I highly recommend. Me being a HVAC Tech, I'm always looking at how they heat and cool the place. Saw some really interesting radiators I've included pics of. I figured a few of you might enjoy them as well. They also had a small exhibit with several different types of stoves, some of which were really ornate as you'll see if I can figure out how to attach the pics. :)

mattmia2

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  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 9,840
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    There are other discussions on here about those radiators. I like the ones that surround the columns.
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 9,840
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    Looks like they are monoflow like from this post.

    https://forum.heatinghelp.com/discussion/142780/henry-ford-museum-radiators
  • KC_Jones
    KC_Jones Member Posts: 5,745
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    2014 Weil Mclain EG-40
    EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Boiler Control
    Boiler pictures updated 2/21/15
    mattmia2
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,552
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    My favorite museum! I want to live there. 
    Retired and loving it.
    mattmia2
  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 8,153
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    My favorite museum! I want to live there. 

    I'll bet your house is a Museum with all those old books on heating from the Turn of the Century. Can we still say that? without confusing the Gen X and Gen Z. And that great steam powered hang glider. LOL

    Erin said she spit out her coffee when she saw that!

    Edward Young Retired

    After you make that expensive repair and you still have the same problem, What will you check next?

  • Erin Holohan Haskell
    Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,333
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    @EdTheHeaterMan, our collection is here:

    President
    HeatingHelp.com

    mattmia2bburdEdTheHeaterManreggi
  • mrhemi
    mrhemi Member Posts: 28
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    Been to the Henry Ford many times, starting with school trips 50+ years ago. Great museum. A few years back, my wife and I went there for a day trip. They had a '60s exhibit during our visit. Come across the very lunch bucket and thermos (The Fantastic Four) that I carried to grade school as a kid. I guess you know you are vintage when your lunch box is on display in the Henry Ford Museum.
    Licensed Steamfitter.
    Licensed Instrumentation & Control Technician.
    EdTheHeaterMan
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 9,840
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    mrhemi said:

    Been to the Henry Ford many times, starting with school trips 50+ years ago. Great museum. A few years back, my wife and I went there for a day trip. They had a '60s exhibit during our visit. Come across the very lunch bucket and thermos (The Fantastic Four) that I carried to grade school as a kid. I guess you know you are vintage when your lunch box is on display in the Henry Ford Museum.

    I was looking at some pictures of the voice of america museum. There was a short wave receiver that I got new as a kid in one of the displays. In the Henry Ford Museum there is a display with a Multi Elmac transmitter that my grandfather's company built in the suburbs of Detroit.(I think they were in Oak Park when those were built.)
  • reggi
    reggi Member Posts: 522
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    mrhemi said:
    B<snip>Come across the very lunch bucket and thermos (The Fantastic Four) that I carried to grade school as a kid. <\snip>.
    Wow.... What are the odds of that ? Did a family member donate it ? 
    One way to get familiar something you know nothing about is to ask a really smart person a really stupid question
    CLamb
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,751
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    One of my favorite books is "1937 Electrical Code Handbook" Somewhere inside it describes "wooden electrical conduit"

    I don't know if it's an optical or not, but Dan's shelves look like they may be sagging a little. Good thing it's on a slab!!
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 9,840
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    I learned about wood conduit in "Old Electrical Wiring". It was what wiremold was made to replace.
    https://www.google.com/books/edition/Old_Electrical_Wiring_Evaluating_Repairi/s3mJQgAACAAJ?hl=en
  • bburd
    bburd Member Posts: 926
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    I have seen wooden electrical conduit, in surface wiring of buildings from the early 20th century.

    Bburd