Spencer Boiler Info?

Spencer Boiler Info?

PostBy: glenn harris On: Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:56 pm

I recently procured this boiler because it looked neat!
Spencer Heater from Williamsport, Pa.
216k btu. Was used w/ oil gun. Horizontal tubes look to be in near perfect condition.
Can anyone tell us about it?
I can't find much info on it at all.
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glenn harris
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: Spencer Boiler Info?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:14 pm

Glenn, the Beacon Boiler book has these boilers listed. Can you read the model no. on the plate?
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Spencer Boiler Info?

PostBy: glenn harris On: Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:33 am

Avco product
Division of the Aviation Corporation
#4027
c 90 series
Patent # 2099383
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

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Re: Spencer Boiler Info?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:50 pm

The info is at the bottom of the page...thanks go to Dan Holohan for hosting the book PDF on heatinghelp.com.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Spencer Boiler Info?

PostBy: whistlenut On: Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:53 pm

Glenn, you might as well start a new chapter in "Old Boilers" in your coal burner Registry. I know it did not look that pretty when you found it. 60 years of rust and dust does some 'modification'. Shove a GJ stoker in the beast and have 220K to play with. :idea:
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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: Spencer Boiler Info?

PostBy: Nintzk On: Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:35 am

I can tell you that this is the boiler currently heating my brownstone in Manhattan....
Nintzk
 

Re: Spencer Boiler Info?

PostBy: blrman07 On: Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:09 am

Looks exactly like the old Kewanee type C boilers which were made in the factory at Kewanee Illinois. They were bought out in 1991 by Burnham and closed by their new owner in 2001. I was their ASME code authorized inspector in my previous life for a spell.
blrman07
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Baseburners & Antiques: rebuilding a 1906 March Brownback Double Heater, using a UMCO 1920's Pot Belly stove in the church
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: Spencer Boiler Info?

PostBy: centercut65 On: Tue May 07, 2013 3:16 pm

I have an old brochure on this boiler.
If you want a copy, let me know.
centercut65
 

Re: Spencer Boiler Info?

PostBy: Aboutboiler On: Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:31 pm

Hello, I am looking for an old Spencer boiler. I wonder where did you get yours? And how old is your Spencer boiler?
Aboutboiler
 

Re: Spencer Boiler Info?

PostBy: Pacowy On: Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:33 pm

Aboutboiler wrote:Hello, I am looking for an old Spencer boiler. I wonder where did you get yours? And how old is your Spencer boiler?


What size are you looking for?

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

Re: Spencer Boiler Info?

PostBy: Aboutboiler On: Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:04 am

Hi Mike,

Thank you for your reply.

Do you know any commercial Spencer boiler of 1950s or 1960s?

Thank you!
Aboutboiler
 

Re: Spencer Boiler Info?

PostBy: Pacowy On: Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:45 pm

I know of a C-90 and a C-260 (i.e., rated for 2600 sf steam). I also have a Pacific Steel boiler of the same capacity and design as the C-260.

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

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