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Radiator identification

Greetings, all - I wonder if my older and better steam heat pals can guide me in identifying a radiator in the apartment we are moving into. I haven't found a maker's mark on it, and I am not even sure what kind of radiator to call it, which is really hindering my research. The tubes seem to loop like a sea monster rather than line up in rows the usual way. There is also a big grate thing that sits on top.

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  • fararelliott
    fararelliott Member Posts: 4
    Here's the grate.
  • Big Ed_4
    Big Ed_4 Member Posts: 2,134
    You wouldn't find a cast mark , They are a tube type radiator . I like the look , and all the tops are intact .

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    fararelliott
  • KC_Jones
    KC_Jones Member Posts: 5,398
    These aren’t the exact ones, but similar.

    https://heatinghelp.com/assets/documents/529.pdf
    2014 Weil Mclain EG-40
    EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Boiler Control
    Boiler pictures updated 2/21/15
    fararelliott
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,891
    edited March 9
    If there's a name on it, you'll find it on the base. If there is no name it's probably a Nason. Go here:

    https://heatinghelp.com/heating-museum/ratings-for-gold-nason-bundy-and-reed-radiators/

    Where is this located?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
    kcoppfararelliott
  • fararelliott
    fararelliott Member Posts: 4
    thanks, all. It is in DC and looks older than our 1910 building, but I know so little about radiator history that I am grateful for the help. 
  • fararelliott
    fararelliott Member Posts: 4
    Also, what is the reasoning behind the tubes going the other way than most radiators?
  • Big Ed_4
    Big Ed_4 Member Posts: 2,134
    It was a cheaper way to make radiators then casting.. . Yours was built in a small shop with a small foundry . Just a guess .

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  • JimP
    JimP Member Posts: 71
    Here’s some similar Washington DC radiators in Healy Hall at Georgetown University. Hot water rather than steam (and much bigger!). A historian in the UK described them to me as “bundle” radiators.



    bburdkcoppErin Holohan Haskell
  • kcopp
    kcopp Member Posts: 4,166
    That is something else!
  • Big Ed_4
    Big Ed_4 Member Posts: 2,134
    I don't see any leaks , nasty looking

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