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Take a stroll through HVAC history in our Heating Museum. This section of our website preserves history and answers that so-important question: What the heck is that thing? Whenever you run across anything unusual, chances are you’ll find the old literature about it right here.

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A History of the Radiator

Brian Roberts & Paul Yunnie compiled this document that contains beautiful vintage advertisements and illustrations of radiators from the mid to late 1800s and early 1900...

Published on 02/07/2024 2:34 PM by Brian Roberts & Paul Yunnie
Posted in Heating Museum
NIRA Window Seat Radiator (1916)

This excerpt about the NIRA Window Seat Radiator for Steam and Hot Water Heating is from Facts for Fitters, a 1916 catalog from The Hunting Co.

Thank you to Frank "Steam...

Published on 02/20/2021 1:45 PM
Posted in Heating Museum
Arco Window Radiators (1922)

Here is an excerpt from the 1920 and 1922 Ideal Fitter books from American Radiator Company about their Arco Window Radiators.

Thank you to Frank "Steamhead" Wilsey of A...

Published on 02/14/2021 12:51 PM
Posted in Heating Museum
Monitor Bi-Loop Hot Water Radiators

Monitor Bi-Loop Hot Water Radiators are partly filled with water which is heated by steam within the radiator, thereby eliminating the large volume of water to be circula...

Published on 03/20/2018 10:35 AM
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No. 540 Heat Losses From Direct Radiation

This is an excerpt from Transactions of the Society of Heating and Ventilation Engineers from 1920. "It is the purpose of this article to bring together all of the data w...

Published on 12/24/2017 3:26 PM by John R. Allen
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