Who invented the Anthratube coal boiler

Who invented the Anthratube coal boiler

PostBy: LoschStoker On: Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:11 pm

Does any one know who invented what is now known as the Axeman-Anderson Anthratube
and who built the first one :?:
LoschStoker
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Losch 350 130k BTU's

Re: Who invented the Anthratube coal boiler

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:21 pm

The original design came from down below, I am convinced of this. I'm trying to put together an "Axeman Undercover" team to find out about this guy Anderson, he may in fact be the Devil himself. The fires of Hell run on anthracite, where else could you get a design that is unworkable to produce the kind of output that thing does? :)
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Who invented the Anthratube coal boiler

PostBy: WNY On: Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:15 pm

WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Visit Lehigh Anthracite

Re: Who invented the Anthratube coal boiler

PostBy: WNY On: Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:26 pm

Actually this was the Coal Feed Tube for the boiler.

W. S. Anderson and J. E. Axeman
Filed Nov. 19, 1949
Patent #2,665,796

Image/Excerp Taken from:
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/2665796.pdf

(Richard, hopefully this is okay to post?)
Attachments
anthratube.gif
(36.93 KiB) Viewed 81 times
View: New PagePopup • Select:BBCode
[nepathumb]3399[/nepathumb]
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: Who invented the Anthratube coal boiler

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:37 pm

WNY wrote:Actually this was the Coal Feed Tube for the boiler.

W. S. Anderson and J. E. Axeman
Filed Nov. 19, 1949
Patent #2,665,796

Image/Excerp Taken from:
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/2665796.pdf

(Richard, hopefully this is okay to post?)


More clues as to the identity of the evasive Anderson, Coaledsweat! :twisted:
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: Who invented the Anthratube coal boiler

PostBy: WNY On: Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:02 pm

actually on the patent site, I found a coal stoker/pusher mechanism, dated like 1925? Interesting stuff
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: Who invented the Anthratube coal boiler

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:38 pm

WNY wrote:Found this link, kinda cool

http://books.google.com/books?id=SGgxj7 ... #PPA109,M1



1948 They could be building the boiler that I just sold .I almost feel I should have kept that one just for the bragging rights to the oldest one . Cool !!!
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Who invented the Anthratube coal boiler

PostBy: WNY On: Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:11 am

here you go. Is this what you are looking for?

Excerpt taken from http://www.freepatentsonline.com

Patent #3207131
Attachments
axeman.jpg
(205.71 KiB) Viewed 75 times
View: New PagePopup • Select:BBCode
[nepathumb]3415[/nepathumb]
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: Who invented the Anthratube coal boiler

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:45 am

Flyer5 wrote:
WNY wrote:1948 They could be building the boiler that I just sold .I almost feel I should have kept that one just for the bragging rights to the oldest one . Cool !!!


I think they started production in 1946.
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Who invented the Anthratube coal boiler

PostBy: WNY On: Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:03 am

I'll keep digging....
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: Who invented the Anthratube coal boiler

PostBy: LoschStoker On: Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:32 am

I was burn in Shamokin, PA. I can remember when I was a kid seeing signs posted...We Burn Coal...
When oil became readily available and cheap, businesses were changing over to oil.
This wasn't a problem outside the coal region, but within, it meant jobs. The people would boycott
those that changed to oil, so up went the signs...We Burn Coal...

Oil was cutting into the sales of coal ( jobs ). So to help out the coal industry Penn State designed the anthratube
boiler. The first one was built by Bethlehem Steel. But Axeman-Anderson tries to take all the credit.
The book doesn't say how A.A. got the rights to build the anthratube. The patent on the tube was 1+years
after the start of production but the boiler always had the tube. anthratube...coal tube...
LoschStoker
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Losch 350 130k BTU's

Re: Who invented the Anthratube coal boiler

PostBy: Yanche On: Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:48 pm

WNY wrote:here you go. Is this what you are looking for?

Excerpt taken from http://www.freepatentsonline.com

Patent #3207131
That's not the Anthracite coal burning Anthratube, it's a gun type oil burner!
Yanche
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea

Re: Who invented the Anthratube coal boiler

PostBy: WNY On: Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:05 pm

Yes, the BOILER was an J.E. Axeman design....then probably slightly re-designed for coal use.
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: Who invented the Anthratube coal boiler

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:58 pm

coaledsweat wrote:
Flyer5 wrote:
WNY wrote:1948 They could be building the boiler that I just sold .I almost feel I should have kept that one just for the bragging rights to the oldest one . Cool !!!


I think they started production in 1946.


Yes,but the picture was taken in 1948 .
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Who invented the Anthratube coal boiler

PostBy: coal berner On: Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:37 pm

According to the Companies History they Formed in 1944

http://www.axeman-anderson.com/history.html
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Visit Lehigh Anthracite