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Back from the sandblaster & powder coating

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Mad Dog_2
Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 7,241
I've been taking rads and other items here for 25 yrs to Buddy Loman in Suffolk County. Rich, the blaster & Painter 🎨 is meticulous!   Toni, who runs the office is great to deal with  They're prices are VERY fair. These will be going in my Barn upstate , NY .

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  • RayWohlfarth
    RayWohlfarth Member Posts: 1,552
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    very cool
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  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,472
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    Even the nutcracker is happy
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    Mad Dog_2
  • Steamhead
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    Nice lookin stuff. I'm not familiar with the EDR on this radiator thought.... Can you tell me how you plan to plow thru this installation?Without horsing around... :D

    (groan)
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  • Mad Dog_2
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    That's a "Syracuse Plow"  Batavia NY   picked it up outsida Cooperstown...Sat in my driveway for years... I loved it but Barbara said its a rusty Eyesore.   I had plans for it.  I'll gold Leaf the Raised Letters and maybe poly it??  Back on the driveway.  The other item is a corner mounted horse feed trough.  From "Jamesway," which was an Upstate NY chain of stores.  
    kcopp
  • Chris_L
    Chris_L Member Posts: 336
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    @Mad Dog_2 who made those radiators? I see a patent date on one, but can't see a manufacturer.
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 7,241
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    I'll get on my belly today and look.  I can't wait to Gold Leaf the raised filagree. Anyone have a strong recommendation for me on that?  Want to make sure its capable of high heat and that its thick and rich enough to look good.  Hoping on suggestions.   Mad Dog
  • Chris_L
    Chris_L Member Posts: 336
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    Thanks. This may not be what you are looking for but it has some information on painting techniques: https://www.oldhouseonline.com/repairs-and-how-to/painted-radiators/

    I used to have a pdf of the American Radiator Company book referenced in this article, which has more info, but unfortunately can't find it now.
    Mad Dog_2
  • unclejohn
    unclejohn Member Posts: 1,833
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    I think that it's funny how the older we get we want to be surrounded by older things.
    Mad Dog_2reggiAlan (California Radiant) Forbes
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 7,241
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    Thanks guys  one is American Radiator co .

    The real nice one says Philadelphia 1886?
  • reggi
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    I'd say... it's a Reed..


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  • Steamhead
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    It's a Royal Union, made by the H.B. Smith Co. See page 77 of @DanHolohan 's book "E.D.R.".
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  • reggi
    reggi Member Posts: 522
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    Steamhead said:
    It's a Royal Union, made by the H.B. Smith Co. See page 77 of @DanHolohan 's book "E.D.R.".
    Invented and Patented by J.R. Reed..
    It only makes sense they were connected somewhere in time... you made it easy to down 👍
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  • Mad Dog_2
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    I am grateful to you heating librarians.. The Arnold Toynbee's of our industry 👏 Thank yiu...I know I'm obsessed with My Craft and trade, but I couldn't help but give The Reed Radiator a hug when I saw this Prom Queen makeover at Buddy Lomans Sanblastibg and Painting Shoppe in Long Island.  A sight to behold!  Mad Dog
  • Mad Dog_2
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    You'll just gave me an idea...I'm going to print off that drawing, have it framed, and place on wall above the installed rad. I also collect antique Guage large & small (All still work!) that I intend to mount nearby.  Our Country Getaway will be a  Deadman's Retreat.  
    kcopp
  • HomerJSmith
    HomerJSmith Member Posts: 2,511
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    That's beautiful!
  • JakeCK
    JakeCK Member Posts: 1,415
    edited March 2023
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    Mad Dog_2 said:

    That's a "Syracuse Plow"  Batavia NY   picked it up outsida Cooperstown...Sat in my driveway for years... I loved it but Barbara said its a rusty Eyesore.   I had plans for it.  I'll gold Leaf the Raised Letters and maybe poly it??  Back on the driveway.  The other item is a corner mounted horse feed trough.  From "Jamesway," which was an Upstate NY chain of stores.  

    I have a few old cast iron farm implements hanging around my flower beds. It always amazes me how they rust over and then just stop rusting, or at least slow enough to be imperceptible. Where as I've already had to replace the rockers on my 2013 truck. I know that's steel, an alloy with carbon in it vs just pure iron.
    Mad Dog_2
  • Mad Dog_2
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    I like the rusty patina but Flat black with white or gold on the raised filagree kicks aesthetic butt too!  Mad Dog
  • ethicalpaul
    ethicalpaul Member Posts: 5,792
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    They look great, but is that powder coat? It seems not shiny enough--maybe it's just a nice liquid-applied paint?

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  • Mad Dog_2
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    Paulie...these guys are reeeel good!  Not only do they have color options, but finish options as well. I HAVE gotten them glossy but I want flat black on these  Matt
    ethicalpaul
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 9,944
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    Powder coat paint is available in different sheens.
    ethicalpaul
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 7,241
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    Yes, Toni Ann at Buddy Loman gives you quite a few choices...take it or leave it pal.....Ha ha  Mad Dog