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Can anyone identify system in photos?

EdEfram85 Member Posts: 2

The Industrial Museum in Attleboro Massachusetts received a request from an Attleboro resident if could help identify these photos. They are from a factory or works of some kind in Attleboro,1919 according to the labels on the photos. Any help would be most appreciated. Carleton Legg Director at Industrial Museum.


  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 3,994
    They look like power plant sized boilers or maybe the on site powerhouse of a large factory complex or university.
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 10,356

    I was going to mention water tube boilers but Erin beet me 2 it :)

    Don't know if they are B& W boilers but they sure could be.

    Had to be a Big hospital or other large industry.

    How about an electrical utility??

    If you could get hold of someone at B & W I am sure they have the records

    I am trying to figure out if they are being installed or dismantled.

    Dismantled is my guess

    Imagine all the asbestos lying around there

  • retiredguy
    retiredguy Member Posts: 491
    The Heine boiler works made a boiler of similar design. They looked the same with very little differences.
  • EdEfram85
    EdEfram85 Member Posts: 2
    Thanks for the great responses, my best guess was the Attleboro Steam and Electric Company which had a works in Attleboro at the time mentioned in the photos. Attleboro is 10 miles from Providence RI so I will follow up with the Babcock and Wilson Company records and the Heine Company. Thanks again to you all.
    Erin Holohan Haskell
  • EthericBliss
    EthericBliss Member Posts: 1
    Nice find!! On all accounts. Wow!!