Proceedings of a Housing and Heating Conference - 1945

Proceedings of a Housing and Heating Conference - 1945

PostBy: steamup On: Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:13 pm

Stumbled across this on the internet.

A Penn State University Bulletin dated February 1946 from a conference held in November 1945.

Talks about coal bins, ash storage, stokers, anthratube development and more.

Interesting look into the past.

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steamup
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman-Anderson AA-130, Keystoker K-6
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: HS Tarm 502 Wood/Coal/Oil
Coal Size/Type: pea, buck, rice

Re: Proceedings of a Housing and Heating Conference - 1945

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:18 pm

That's an outstanding find, Steamup!!

I've been reluctant to jump head first into searching about the Anthratube because of the time commitment, but I am thoroughly interested in it and appreciate great (historical) finds like this one.
EarthWindandFire
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer model 75.
Other Heating: Oil and Natural Gas.

Re: Proceedings of a Housing and Heating Conference - 1945

PostBy: Yanche On: Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:09 pm

Great find "steamup". A reasonably complete explanation about the physics principles involved in the "Antratube". There must have been quite a number of experiments before the design parameters were established. Axeman-Anderson Associates, consulting engineers, is clearly identified as the designer.

[Edit] Looking closer at the report, Axeman-Anderson Associates did not design the boiler that A-A sells today. There were two different designs, #1 using a magazine to hold coal and #2 using an Archimedes screw to feed the coal. Axeman-Anderson designed #1. #2 the forerunner to today's A-A boiler was designed by the "Anthracite Industries Laboratory". Anthracite Industries Laboratory was located in Primos, Delaware County, PA. Google Maps now shows Primos as a housing development.

I'll digest the report and post a summary of the report.
Yanche
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea


Re: Proceedings of a Housing and Heating Conference - 1945

PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:13 am

Thanks for sharing the report. It'll be fun reading.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Proceedings of a Housing and Heating Conference - 1945

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:30 am

Nice post su :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix