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Radiator Identification Help

Ginger13 Member Posts: 1

Hello, my wife and I recently bought a house in the Heritage Hills neighborhood of Grand Rapids Michigan. We are trying to Identify the radiators that are in our house. The records are unclear on this house but likely a late 1800's build. Can you help me identify the make and model from the images below?




  • Alan (California Radiant) Forbes

    Rococo two-column radiator. Can be used for steam or hot water. Hot water in your case.

    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 17,008

    Not a Rococo- I believe those were made by Richmond Radiator Co. I don't think anyone else used that particular shape. Unfortunately I can't find any online reference.

    You can use any standard column radiator chart, such as that for the Rococo, to get their capacity. The white rad is a 2-column, and the black one is a 3-column.

    The Rococo was made by American Radiator Co. and appears in @DanHolohan 's book "E.D.R.".

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  • PC7060
    PC7060 Member Posts: 1,240

    beautiful radiators!