Original stoker from 1940

Original stoker from 1940

PostBy: stoker-man On: Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:39 pm

Sent to us by a stoker installer. I have no idea what it is:

> Hi,
>
> Attached is a picture of an original Electric Furnace Man. It may be the
> last one.
>
> It was manufactured in 1940 and I installed it about 25 years ago. I even
> have the original manual. It is still running!
>
> I thought I would share the picture.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
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Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove

Re: Original stoker from 1940

PostBy: Sting On: Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:05 pm

What a fine looking unit

Too bad someone has sabotaged it with that cold damp outside air from the PVc and duct tape pipe.
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Other Heating: OBSO Lennox Pulse "Air Scorcher" burning NG

Re: Original stoker from 1940

PostBy: WNY On: Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:59 pm

We found one just like that, EFM stoker, in a basement of a house we were looking to buy, it had been removed from the boiler and put in the other room (coal bin, you could see the black line around the room), but probably still worked..the old boiler was converted to gas, but all the old chain dampers, etc...were still there too!
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
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Re: Original stoker from 1940

PostBy: scrapper_23jr On: Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:09 pm

That,my coal burning buddies, to the best of my knowledge is an old 60R or an 85R underfed unit. And no it is not the only one, i have several of these in the archives section of the other garage. SCRAPPER
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Re: Original stoker from 1940

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:23 am

scrapper_23jr wrote:That,my coal burning buddies, to the best of my knowledge is an old 60R or an 85R underfed unit. And no it is not the only one, i have several of these in the archives section of the other garage. SCRAPPER

Looks kind of small for a 85R Could it be a 45R or like you said maybe a 60R .
If there was a pic of the pot that would tell us.

What was the other unit that they made like these I am trying to think of the models VHF or VFH .
One feed from Coal bin the other Fed from hopper built on to it The R serious could be set up the same Right .
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Original stoker from 1940

PostBy: Pacowy On: Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:52 pm

coal berner wrote:
scrapper_23jr wrote:That,my coal burning buddies, to the best of my knowledge is an old 60R or an 85R underfed unit. And no it is not the only one, i have several of these in the archives section of the other garage. SCRAPPER

Looks kind of small for a 85R Could it be a 45R or like you said maybe a 60R .
If there was a pic of the pot that would tell us.

What was the other unit that they made like these I am trying to think of the models VHF or VFH .
One feed from Coal bin the other Fed from hopper built on to it The R serious could be set up the same Right .


I agree it's too small to be an 85R, and the 60R was a big one, too. Are you thinking of a UFR? It's at least the right scale for one of those, but maybe is an earlier design?

Mike
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Stoker Coal Boiler: H.B. Smith 350 Mills boiler/EFM 85R stoker
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/anthracite

Re: Original stoker from 1940

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:55 pm

That looks awesome!! :up: What size coal does it burn?
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Re: Original stoker from 1940

PostBy: coal berner On: Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:48 am

Pacowy wrote:
coal berner wrote:
scrapper_23jr wrote:That,my coal burning buddies, to the best of my knowledge is an old 60R or an 85R underfed unit. And no it is not the only one, i have several of these in the archives section of the other garage. SCRAPPER

Looks kind of small for a 85R Could it be a 45R or like you said maybe a 60R .
If there was a pic of the pot that would tell us.

What was the other unit that they made like these I am trying to think of the models VHF or VFH .
One feed from Coal bin the other Fed from hopper built on to it The R serious could be set up the same Right .


I agree it's too small to be an 85R, and the 60R was a big one, too. Are you thinking of a UFR? It's at least the right scale for one of those, but maybe is an earlier design?

Mike

Yes UFR & UFH Were the hell I got VHF Or VFH is beyond me must of had a flashback before cable was around VHF :roll:
Under fed with hopper for UFH model Can't think of what the R model stood for :?
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Original stoker from 1940

PostBy: coal berner On: Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:03 am

Duengeon master wrote:That looks awesome!! :up: What size coal does it burn?

These were the units design by the founder of efm that started efm in 1922 In NY. some of his Paten's go back to 1906 1908 Electric Furnace Man

Under fed stoker conversion for hand fed boilers to make them automatic feed coal and to take the ash out into ash cans
/ 15 to 20 Gal Galvanized garbage cans with belt fed chains conveyors with little buckets on them some had coil springs to remove the ash thur the tubes and into the cans .

Coal size was Rice and Buckwheat .

It wasn't until 1948 that efm started to make there own boiler with under fed stokers units in them.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Original stoker from 1940

PostBy: Pacowy On: Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:42 pm

coal berner wrote: Can't think of what the R model stood for :?


From the literature I've seen, I think it just means it's part of the "R-Series". The "H" ones generally seem to denote hopper-fed, but I can't find any similar abbreviation associated with the R.

Mike
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Stoker Coal Boiler: H.B. Smith 350 Mills boiler/EFM 85R stoker
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/anthracite

Re: Original stoker from 1940

PostBy: coal berner On: Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:24 pm

Pacowy wrote:
coal berner wrote: Can't think of what the R model stood for :?


From the literature I've seen, I think it just means it's part of the "R-Series". The "H" ones generally seem to denote hopper-fed, but I can't find any similar abbreviation associated with the R.

Mike

The UFR series could be used both ways bin or Hopper like the UFH like scrapper said he has 5 units down at his Place
I seen and moved them a few times .They made 45R 60R 80R & 100R the number Refers to the Feed rate of lbs per hr
being burned. He has all models except the 100R which was sold before he got to them.
He also has all literature on all the units I read them 3 or 4 Years ago can't remember what the R stood for it does have a meaning like with all EFM stoker models
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Original stoker from 1940

PostBy: coal berner On: Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:38 pm

In my earlier post to D.M. I mention about the ash remover systems having little coal buckets and some having coil springs
I also forgot the paddle model to that removed the ash I like the little coal buckets version myself their mounted on a conveyor chain with little buckets dipping into the ash and removing it to the ash cans models had a single tube that split into a Y so it would fill two cans the bigger models had two tubes that would feed into each ash can
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Original stoker from 1940

PostBy: europachris On: Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:01 pm

coal berner wrote:He also has all literature on all the units I read them 3 or 4 Years ago can't remember what the R stood for it does have a meaning like with all EFM stoker models


Is there any way to get this literature and have it scanned? It would make an interesting read, I'm sure.

Chris
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 350/Iron Fireman
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Re: Original stoker from 1940

PostBy: coal berner On: Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:45 pm

europachris wrote:
coal berner wrote:He also has all literature on all the units I read them 3 or 4 Years ago can't remember what the R stood for it does have a meaning like with all EFM stoker models


Is there any way to get this literature and have it scanned? It would make an interesting read, I'm sure.

Chris

Will try not my literature and it is old literature got to be careful handing it .
Will try tho
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520