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for a look at this piece of classic equipment!

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  • Rodney Summers
    Rodney Summers Member Posts: 748
    Steamhead

    Frank, I went back today to finish up and collect $$. I took some pictures of the old ESSO for you (and others ) to enjoy!

    Esso: Serial # K10-2201
    Model # EB1D1

    Made by Gilbarco, Springfield, MA

    #1054 is of the inside of the old American Standard water tube boiler.

    Robert O'Connor/NJ
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,297


    Is that the burner that had a clutch and wouldn't start the oil pump until it came up to speed? I forgot about the 1/4" plugs they used in the oil pump-the ones with the little bleeder screw-allan wrench in the middle of them.

    Heavy piece of Iron.

    ED
  • Steamhead (in transit)
    Steamhead (in transit) Member Posts: 6,688
    Not sure if it was on that particular model

    but you're right, Esso/Gilbarco had the clutch. But its purpose was to let the fan freewheel a bit as the motor spun down, to blow a bit more air thru the tube for a cleaner shutdown.

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  • J.C.A._3
    J.C.A._3 Member Posts: 2,981
    Frank,

    That was also the "poor mans delayed oil valve".
    Carlin tried bringing it back in the late 70's. Theirs was like a drum brake set up, with some sand paper glued to the inside if the drum, and bakalite pads on springs. The centripital reaction method. Much like the shut-off pump couplings that Beckett had....they're pretty much all gone now. Chris

    P.S. I had a couple sets of the cap gaskets for that fuel unit in my truck (just in case!) when I left my last job. JCA
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