The Carton Furnace Co., Utica NY - 1897 Catalog

The Carton Furnace Co., Utica NY - 1897 Catalog

PostBy: Kev On: Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:58 pm

I thought I would share this with everyone here, I don't remember where I found it but it was a downloaded-able PDF. It's a really great catalog from 1897 with Anthracite and Bituminous coal gravity "octopus" furnaces. Has prices, specs, even how to calculate your heating needs by cubic inches as apposed to square feet. They even have models with domestic hot water "coils." Pretty advanced for that time. Well worth looking through and reading. There are a lot of protocols that haven't changed.

I actually always thought it would be great to find one of these and put a big blower and conversion stoker in it. The heat exchangers are pretty massive and look well designed and I would think with some modification you could make one pretty efficient and get some serious heat output.

Enjoy!
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Re: The Carton Furnace Co., Utica NY - 1897 Catalog

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:54 pm

Troy NY was another area that produced many parlor stoves and base burners. I will try to find some more info. Thanks Kev for the information, ncie reading.
2001Sierra
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

Re: The Carton Furnace Co., Utica NY - 1897 Catalog

PostBy: Kev On: Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:23 pm

More than welcome, while I was browsing around I remembered I had it. I found it a long time ago when I was first researching heating options and was fascinated by the old gravity furnaces. That would be great if you can find some info on the Troy manufacturers.

I'm surprised that none of the current stoker manufacturers have designed a new furnace based on the gravity style, but with a stoker and convection blower. It's a pretty great design.
Kev
 
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The Carton Furnace Co., Utica NY - 1897 Boiler Catalog

PostBy: Kev On: Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:56 pm

I found the Carton boiler companion to the furnace catalog, it is from the same year, 1897.
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Re: The Carton Furnace Co., Utica NY - 1897 Catalog

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:06 pm

WOW, Those sections in design look very similar to my Buderus oil boiler, installed by myself with help of well qualified friends $4000.00 just in materials :!: New Keystoker 90 $3200.00 doing same job with less than half of fuel cost and way more heat.
2001Sierra
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

Re: The Carton Furnace Co., Utica NY - 1897 Catalog

PostBy: Kev On: Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:23 pm

That's interesting, I wonder if Buderus copied the design? Both catalogs are in public domain without copyright since Carton is long gone, so it's possible that they did I would think.
Kev
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Holland #22 Special All-Cast

Re: The Carton Furnace Co., Utica NY - 1897 Catalog

PostBy: Townsend On: Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:50 pm

Thanks for the PDFs Kev, especially the boilers. I really enjoy seeing old steam set ups.
Townsend
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea / Buck

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