This catalog from Benoist Brothers of Mount Vernon, IL, showcases their furnaces, circulators, tank heaters, and laundry stoves.
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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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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 ...
This patent is courtesy of the late, great Joe Szakacs. Joe loved anything Bryant. He told us that this is the first boiler Bryant ever manufactured.
Here is a patent for a Bell & Gossett water heater from 1930. Thanks to Steve Pajek for finding and sharing the patent.
Here is a circa-1949 patent from The Cleveland Heater Company for a water heating device with a corrosion protective anode. Gerry Gill tells us that this company was at t...
Here is a well-written booklet from The Patrol Valve Company that explains how anodes work. Thanks to Joe Szakacs for sharing this with us.
Here is a circa-1949 patent for an anti-corrosion device in water heaters. Thanks to Joe Szakacs for sharing this with us.
Here is a circa-1929 patent on an early anode, courtesy of Joe Szakacs, one of the great old-timers.