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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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Burnham America Catalog (1980s)

A catalog from the Burnham Corporation circa 1980s featuring boilers for steam and hot-water heating systems, as well as Burnham Base-Ray cast-iron baseboard, the Duo-Rad...

Published on 11/01/2021 6:38 AM
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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
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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
Trane Mercury Seal Ad (1901)

This document contain an ad from Domestic Engineering (circa 1901) featuring the Trane Mercury Seal which was attached to an old steam heating system or to an old vapor p...

Published on 01/19/2021 10:25 AM
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