Cost of a new EFM520 in the 60's ???

Cost of a new EFM520 in the 60's ???

PostBy: Barnzy On: Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:33 am

Does anybody have any idea of what a new EFM 520 cost back in the late 50's or early

60's. Stoker and boiler, without installation.

RB :?:
Barnzy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM AP-520-1
Coal Size/Type: Rice -- Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: AP-520-1

Re: Cost of a new EFM520 in the 60's ???

PostBy: stoker-man On: Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:31 am

$500 - $1000
stoker-man
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove

Re: Cost of a new EFM520 in the 60's ???

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:13 am

stoker-man wrote:$500 - $1000

In today's money that is about $6,000 -$12,000 Can you say inflation! get ready for more.In two years it will cost 20,000 or more. Only paychecks won't go up as fast. :(
Duengeon master
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harmon Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite pea and nut mix. Bituminous lump

Re: Cost of a new EFM520 in the 60's ???

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:18 am

That would be $3,654.22 to $7,308.45 in today's dollars, using 1960 as the year in this CPI calculator.

For example if you earn $1000.00 per week now it's equal to a $136.83 paycheck in 1960 dollars.

http://www.bls.gov/data/inflation_calculator.htm
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Cost of a new EFM520 in the 60's ???

PostBy: mof1964 On: Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:09 pm

Well I would think that if it hit the cost of $20,000 you can kiss them goodbye. I don't believe many people would make that kind of investment.
mof1964
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Coal Chubby

Re: Cost of a new EFM520 in the 60's ???

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:36 pm

It's all relative....but it still sucks! Pelosi and Reid are probably trying some diversion as we speak....some call that the Massachusetts advantage up here. Smitty has some more more technical response I think!

Concerning the EFM pricing...not all of them are "Classics" Some are JUNK!...just like cars, houses, boats, planes, women....wait a minute, who stuck that one in there..... Like people, judge each and every one on a one-off basis.
Most are terrific, some need surgery to remove the 'pesky hair' that 'impacts' them! :idea: :D


Investment....people pay whatever makes them feel 'complete'. A hundred grand for a solar system, a hundred grand for a wind tower and generator, whatever the price of a new car or WORSE YET, a new truck that gets 10 MPG! WOW!!
whistlenut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: Cost of a new EFM520 in the 60's ???

PostBy: stoker-man On: Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:56 pm

people pay whatever makes them feel 'complete'. A hundred grand for a solar system, a hundred grand for a wind tower and generator


When you say people, you mean the working man paying the taxes, right? Since I am subsidizing that windmill, etc.
stoker-man
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove