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Moving the museum (Dan H.)

DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,490
is moving into new digs, just around the corner from where we are now in Bethpage. We're going to donate our entire collection of heating oddities to Professor Eugene Silberstein (you met him at Wetstock) and he's going to put it all on display at the new HVAC building that Suffolk Community College is erecting. More people will get to see the old stuff now, and I can't think of a better caretaker than Eugene.

We never own this stuff; we just take care of it for a while.

So I'll be spending part of my day moving and thinking of the Dead Men. I love my job.
Retired and loving it.


  • Eugene Silberstein
    Eugene Silberstein Member Posts: 1,380
    Thanks Dan

    On behalf of the faculty, staff and students of Suffolk County Community College, I would like to extend a sincere thanks to one of the nicest and most generous guys in the heating industry.

    As the coordinator of the HVAC/R program here at the college, it is with great pride that I announce that I have just become the proud guardian of the country's oldest radiator (circa 1854, pictures to come) and a Honeywell model #1 Heat generator along with a miriad of other really old and cool stuff.

    All of these goodies will be on display soon on the Grant Campus of SCCC in Brentwood NY. I will keep you all posted. As of right now, the goodies are under lock and key. As soon as the display cases are in, you are all welcome to come and see history.

    Eventually, these artifacts will become part of the lobby displays in the new 18,000 square foot facility that is being condtructed for the HVAC/R program at the college.

    Once again, Dan, I must thank you for being so kind and for being such a good friend.

    P.S. That potato soup was great!
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 6,719
    Vichy soises?????????

    Man I missed a good chow session huh? Hey Eugene, I gots lots of stuff...some of it you already got like the Webster receiver. I'm very very sentimental about these old gems, but I am now convinced that you will be fine caretaker for the rest of the stuff and any interesting gems I come across in the future. We must keep artes perditae (Latin, the lost art) alive!!!!! Mad Dog

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  • Scott Kneeland
    Scott Kneeland Member Posts: 158
    new building?

    Please keep us upto date on this new building and if it will be open to us wet heads. I would love tosee that stuff

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  • Eugene Silberstein
    Eugene Silberstein Member Posts: 1,380
    Old Stuff is good

    Thanks Mad Dog... As soon as I get this stuff in display cases I can concentrate on more goodies. Just let me know the approximate size of the items, as I am in the process of ordering the cabinets. Give me a shout so we can set a time for you to stop by and pay a visit. It's been way too long...
  • Eugene Silberstein
    Eugene Silberstein Member Posts: 1,380
    If all goes well...

    If all goes well, the building will be opening in the fall of 2007. We should be planning a shindig (?) at some time prior to that.
  • Christian Egli
    Christian Egli Member Posts: 277
    Watch out Smithsonian !

    That's a museum that will be on the top of my -must visit- list.

    Good luck with the move. It is nice how all of you take care of these precious things.

  • Is the

    Burnham steam boiler I helped pipe out going to make it over to the new building ? And if you need any help with something being built for the new place , just give a shout .
  • Eugene Silberstein
    Eugene Silberstein Member Posts: 1,380
    Dropped Header and All!

    Of course your famous drop header will be over in the new place! I'm hoping to have a few more steamers over in the new place as well, so you know I'll be on the phone.

    Give me a shout so you can come by and say hello.

    Hope all is well with you...
  • hr
    hr Member Posts: 6,106
    I'd be happy to build something

    "artsy" for your new digs :)

    hot rod

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  • Eugene Silberstein
    Eugene Silberstein Member Posts: 1,380

    I would definitely appreciate somrhting artsy for the lobby of the building.

    As I mentioned to you at Wetstock, I am currently dewigning a life-size statue of a service technician working on a refrigeration system. The cool part (no pun intended) is that he is made up of copper tubing and is the system evaporator. The system is actually running and he will be made of ice as the system will be a low-temperature refrigeration system. The technician will be holding the manifold gauge for the system in his hand.

    It would be really neat if there were some (operating) heat-related item in the lobby as well, so visitors to the building willb e able to see the hot-and-cold sides of our industry.

    In addition, as mentioned earlier, we will be proudly displaying the old stuff that Dan has donated to the college.

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