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Gauges and doors from 100 year old boiler

Evan0307 Member Posts: 9
We finally replaced our original boiler from 1922 that has been heating the house faithfully for 100 years. It did not feel right to just throw it all away. I had my contractor save me the gauges and doors. Does anyone know if these have any value or any creative ideas of what to do with them? My thought was put the gauges in a shadow box and hang it on the wall behind the new boiler in memoriam of the old boiler! Haha. If nothing else I figured the group might find these interesting.

STEVEusaPAAlan (California Radiant) Forbes


  • ratio
    ratio Member Posts: 3,676
    I think you should send the altitude gauge to me, address will be coming to your inbox shortly.
    Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
  • Intplm.
    Intplm. Member Posts: 2,041
    Nice artifacts.

    Hang them on a wall and enjoy them.
    Thanks for sharing.
  • tim smith
    tim smith Member Posts: 2,774
    Truly, I very likely would have put gauges on new piping if they are accurate. And likely are. Nostalgic but oh well. Plus a modern gauge. What I really wish is a gauge company would make a high quality tridicator in 6" format. Would be cool.
  • tim smith
    tim smith Member Posts: 2,774
    Maybe use one of the small doors for a mail slot cover 
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 6,505
    Very cool. Yes save them. If you ever want to toss them, many people here would take them off your hands. You could always sell them on ebay. But the cool thing to do would be to give the HH wallies a crack at them first.

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  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,396
    auction them off here, funds for a charity like World Kitchen or??
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • CLamb
    CLamb Member Posts: 292
    You might ask in a Steampunk forum. Those folks love these old artifacts.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,950
    What did you replace it with? That old Capitol was probably 40% efficient, according to one of my Dead Men's Books- it'll be interesting to see how much gas you save.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 11,095
    The "Winchester" trademark is quite popular.

    In doing a change out, there was a plug fuse disconnect made by Winchester, the HO wanted to save it for his son who was an avid rifleman. He collected anything like that.

    There would be more gun enthusiasts than boiler people.
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,767
    Did you save the asbestos? LOL :)
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 7,211
    The Snowman Pancake boiler. You NEVER changed one that was leaking. Just in an oil to gas conversion you were doing. Built like a General George S Patton Tank. Thick as a Brick! Mad Dog
  • Evan0307
    Evan0307 Member Posts: 9
    Steamhead I replaced it with a Lennox that is supposedly 84% efficient. It's only been a couple months but seems to be more efficient so far. The radiators definitely get way more hot with a circulator on the system.