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President James Garfield's Steam-Heated Memorial

Steamhead
Steamhead Member Posts: 15,425
looks like some sort of Vapor system. Anyone been there?

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  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 5,732
    I'm having a really hard time getting past him spending 5 minutes on those symbols that are the wrong way for a nazi swastika and weren't a symbol of hate until 1930's nazi germany at the beginning.

    The shots of the radiators seemed to have some ad for some pbs series over them Looks like 2 pipe steam with steam traps, probably not as old as the building.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,425
    I'm wondering where the boiler is.

    @gerry gill , have you visited this place?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • GGross
    GGross Member Posts: 186
    mattmia2 said:

    I'm having a really hard time getting past him spending 5 minutes on those symbols that are the wrong way for a nazi swastika and weren't a symbol of hate until 1930's nazi germany at the beginning.

    I feel like the entire internet needs to see a disclaimer about those tile floors. Every month or so a pic of one makes it to the front page of reddit. They go similarly bonkers over finding a "hidden room" (crawlspace) in a house they just bought.
  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 9,821
    As well traveled as this guy is supposed to be, I would think he would be aware of these pre-war symbols.

    And he could have explained the difference between the two "rotations", rather than making this the main theme of his story.

    I found these in the 1918 Schweser building that I posted about.
    That owner said he does not let many people into the smaller room they are located in without explaining.
    PC7060
  • BobC
    BobC Member Posts: 5,310
    Back in 1990 there was an uproar because of swastika's laid in the floor tile of Hull's town hall. Hull is a small seaside community south of Boston. I can understand some being justifiably upset about the symbology considering it's use by Hitler but I think you have to look at it in the light of what that symbol meant when it was put in. I can tell you replacing that tile floor was something the town of Hull could ill afford.

    Bob
    Smith G8-3 with EZ Gas @ 90,000 BTU, Single pipe steam
    Vaporstat with a 12oz cut-out and 4oz cut-in
    3PSI gauge
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,072
    A number of old heating texts, written in the 1920s and before, had swastikas on the binding.
    Retired and loving it.
    Larry Weingarten