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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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The Stoker's Catechism

In London, during 1906, W. J. Connor published this Q&A booklet for those tasked with stoking coal-fired steam boilers.

Published on 06/10/2014 10:21 AM
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OXI Cleaner

Here's an interesting cleaning product for coal-fired boilers, circa-1950. Thanks to Michael Keefe Brewer for sharing.

Published on 06/10/2014 10:19 AM
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Heating the House

Here is a wonderful explanation of what was involved with caring for a coal-heated home in 1943. (From The New York Times, 1944.)

Published on 06/10/2014 10:16 AM
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Coal-Fired Heating

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 ...

Published on 06/10/2014 10:06 AM by Lisa Camfield
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