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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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SelecTemp Modulating Zone Heating

Turbonics offered this unusual steam system, which Iron Fireman had come up with years before. It was called SelecTemp and offered self-modulating zone heating. Thanks to...

Published on 07/05/2016 9:08 AM
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Building Technology Heritage Library

The Building Technology Heritage Library (BTHL) is primarily a collection of American and Canadian, pre-1964 architectural trade catalogs, house plan books and technical ...

Published on 02/24/2016 8:26 AM
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Sullivan's Vacuum Regulator (1949)

Thanks to Bob Polizzi for finding not only photos of T.J. Sullivan's vacuum regulator in place, but also its patent, which explains the entire operation of a device that ...

Published on 03/03/2015 12:24 PM
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The Danger of Food Contamination by Aluminum

Larry Weingarten, who knows more about water heaters than most of us, shared this circa-1932 booklet about The Danger of Food Contamination by Aluminum. We include it in ...

Published on 11/13/2014 10:13 AM by R.M. Le Hunte Cooper and M.D.
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Chatting with Ara About Radiators

I was having a conversation the other day with Mr. Ara Marcus Daniels, who is quite dead. I do such things because I have time on my hands and not much of a life. We were...

Published on 09/17/2014 12:01 PM by Dan Holohan
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