This circa-1932 booklet from the Hudson Coal Company outlines the benefits of heating with coal. As the foreword says, "Science has made remarkable strides in the past fe...
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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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In London, during 1906, W. J. Connor published this Q&A booklet for those tasked with stoking coal-fired steam boilers.
Here's an interesting cleaning product for coal-fired boilers, circa-1950. Thanks to Michael Keefe Brewer for sharing.
Here is a wonderful explanation of what was involved with caring for a coal-heated home in 1943. (From The New York Times, 1944.)
Here is a report on the grades and size of coal from Spencer Heater's 1917 Steamfitters Handbook.
In the days before central heating life was hard. So hard, in fact, that it’s almost impossible for us to comprehend the difference that central heating made to people’s ...
Here is an interesting brochure from the Anthracite Institute. It is not dated, but was most likely published in the 1930s.