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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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Roman Hypocausts

This excerpt is from an 1845 book titled, Bernan's History and Art of Warming and Ventilating Rooms and Buildings. Walter Bernan was a Civil Engineer in London. What we h...

Published on 06/12/2014 1:22 PM
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Stephen J. Gold's Boiler Patent

Stephen Gold was the inventor of the first radiator, the "mattress" radiator. Here is is patent for his boiler, which appeared nine years later. Much thanks to Gerry Gill...

Published on 06/12/2014 1:16 PM
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Ventilating Slave Ships

This excerpt about ventilation on slave ships is from David Boswell Reid's circa-1844 book, Theory and Practice of Ventilation. 

Published on 06/12/2014 1:08 PM
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