New Jersey Coal History

New Jersey Coal History

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:20 pm

http://www.whippanyrailwaymuseum.net/eq_coaltruck.html
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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: New Jersey Coal History

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:16 pm

How do you find this material?
:clap: thank you!
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Casting Vigilant II 2310
Other Heating: #2 Oil Furnace

Re: New Jersey Coal History

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:29 am

OUTSTANDING :)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: New Jersey Coal History

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:50 am

Interesting but this comment cannot possibly be right:

With a full load of coal, the truck weighs approximately 8,200 lbs.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: New Jersey Coal History

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:55 am

VigIIPeaBurner wrote:How do you find this material?
:clap: thank you!


Google!!!
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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: New Jersey Coal History

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:58 am

Kewl.

No Kiddin, you GOOGLED it??? :shock:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: New Jersey Coal History

PostBy: Dann757 On: Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:58 am

I know Denville well, went to high school next town over, Boonton.
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Re: New Jersey Coal History

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:40 pm

I lived in Boonton Township on Tourne Road for a while. Spent a lot of time and money at the Fireside. :D :)
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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: New Jersey Coal History

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:21 am

Richard S. wrote:Interesting but this comment cannot possibly be right:

With a full load of coal, the truck weighs approximately 8,200 lbs.

Yeah I was thinking the same thing. That ol' truck has to weigh at least 7,000 empty ... :gee:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: New Jersey Coal History

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:14 am

The lift and box itself is probably about 1.5 to 2 ton. It's at least a 3 ton box, plus you still have the weight of the truck which I would guess to be 8 to 10K.

I can't figure where they got the 8,250 from other than they forgot the 1 and it's 18,250 which is about right.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: New Jersey Coal History

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:52 am

Wood'nCoal wrote:I lived in Boonton Township on Tourne Road for a while. Spent a lot of time and money at the Fireside.


Hey, I have spent some time in there myself, we're talkin' the '70s though. I had a friend named Young, don't know if he is related to the coal Youngs. This guy is a true biker. He bought a big Harley that belonged to a guy that wiped out on it and lost his life after leaving Betty's Fireside. The first bike I ever rode was courtesy of him, a Honda 300 Scrambler. Also did a lot of drinking in Jerry's Tavern, just up the street from Tourne Road across from Dell's Villiage... Now that place is a fancy eatery.
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Re: New Jersey Coal History

PostBy: Razzler On: Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:47 pm

Maybe they ment 8200 lbs of coal? 4 tons in that body sounds about right lookin at the picture.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Re: New Jersey Coal History

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:42 pm

Also did a lot of drinking in Jerry's Tavern, just up the street from Tourne Road across from Dell's Villiage.


Yep, know that place. I haven't been back there in a while, I've owned this house almost 20 years. I suppose it has changed a bit. I remember the Fireman's Carnival and there was a townie with a very prominent supraorbital ridge and one continuous eyebrow who was known as "The Brow", he pumped gas in the station near Dell's Village.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supraorbital_ridge
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: New Jersey Coal History

PostBy: Dann757 On: Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:53 pm

OMIGOD! Everybody must have known "The Brow!" He was around since high school in the 70's!!!!!! The "flats boys" all knew him. Boonton is an amazing town. I painted every window in the old Boonton Handbag Factory that you can see from 287. It took me a year. It was originally a silk mill way back in the 1800's, The Kanter Bros. bought it years ago and they hired me to paint the exterior around 1980.. They own the Packard name now and the place is full of antique cars.

There was another place called The Mansion House at the bottom of Boonton Ave. Now that was a seedy bar. The bartender was named Arch, there was a sign on the bar that said, "AA resignations accepted here." Every 5th beer was free, I used to sit in that dark place and drown my sorrows lol. My brother had a guitar shop near there on Main St. for 10 years.
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Re: New Jersey Coal History

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:13 pm

I guess everyone knows him!

I know Kanter's place, Packard Industries.



I think "Brow" was Tommy Lewis. he pumped gas at the Getty(?) across from Dels Village
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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