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Steamhead
Steamhead Member Posts: 16,732
Here are some more goodies that were found too late for Dan to put them into the now-collectible book "The Lost Art of Steam Heating Companion".

Thermograde looks like it was some sort of Vapor system. I'd seen it mentioned before but don't know much about it. Anyone ever seen one of these systems?

Broomell, Eddy, Moline and Phelps you know from reading Dan's books.

And finally we have the National Steam Specialty Company's carbon-post thermostatic trap. This type of trap was very common in the early days of Vapor.

Enjoy!

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  • John Fernandez
    John Fernandez Member Posts: 5
    Dan...........

    was just a boy when that ad appeared. Just kiddin' Mr. Holohan!
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,491
    You can never really know all of

    The Steam.

    Thanks, pal.
    Retired and loving it.
  • George Carey
    George Carey Member Posts: 13
    thermograde traps

    Dan,

    I have 3 of these traps sitting in our Education Center. A gentleman named Bill Coleman gave them to me a few years ago. He unfortunately has sinced passed away, but he was the owner of W.J.Malcolm P&H Co. which was over a 100 years old in Cambridge,MA. Over the years, he'd take me out to see some of the craziest steam systems you'd ever see. You know, the type of systems that defy Mother Nature...but have been working for the past 80+ years. The type of systems that make you have that one "extra" beer at night thinking about them!

    George
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,732
    Have you

    had a chance to take one of them apart? They don't look like ordinary traps.... maybe they're similar to the Belvac Thermofier?

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  • george, does it have a patent number

    on it,,,there is great info available from the patent office if the number is known...
  • Mad Dog
    Mad Dog Member Posts: 2,595
    Yeah and maybe a scotch or two..................................

    Hey are you the guy who writes in oilheat? I like your articles. Mad Dog

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  • George Carey
    George Carey Member Posts: 13
    Steam Head, Gerry Gill, Mad Dog

    Steam Head, I will take a look at the thermograde traps when I get back to my office on Tuesday. From memory, I think they look like a "bellows" style but I'll check. I'll try to post a picture of the trap.

    Gerry,

    I'll check to see if there is a patent number on the trap body...

    Mad Dog,

    Yes I write a column each month for Oilheating magazine and while I do like scotch, I'm more partial to a Guinness and a shot of Bushmills "Black Bush".
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