$500.00

4 in stock


Description

Radiators , cast Iron radiators from the late 1800’s.  There is actually one of these in the Yale Art Gallery, so we do have some good history on the origins, as well as the documented salvage source.  See the link below. There are currently four of these available.

https://artgallery.yale.edu/collections/objects/145023 :

Designer possibly: Charles S. Smith, American, born ca. 1843
Manufacturer probablyH. B. Smith & Company, Westfield, Mass., founded 1853

Steam Radiator

patented 1874

Cast iron

37 1/2 × 63 × 7 1/2 in. (95.25 × 160.02 × 19.05 cm)
Yale University Art Gallery
2012.171.1
In the last quarter of the nineteenth century, steam began to be used for heating homes and institutional spaces. By 1876 H. B. Smith & Company of Westfield, Massachusetts, completed adapting Street Hall, then Yale’s School of the Fine Arts and home of the University’s art gallery, for steam heat. This radiator, patented by Charles S. Smith in 1874 and based in part on a patent from 1868, was originally installed in a foyer of the building. Supported on piers that resemble classical or Egyptian columns, the four horizontal tubes of the radiator have projecting fins that increased surface area for radiating heat.
Geography: 
Manufactured in Westfield, Massachusetts
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Architectural Elements

 

Practical info:

 

yes, they probably weigh 350 or more each ,so no messing around moving them. Could be a great solar heat sink in your sun room. Or just an ornamental piece. They were in use when they were removed, unknown working condition at present. We would love to actually see them reused as a heat source. Price negotiable. Nope, Fed Ex Ground and Parcel Post are not plausible, but shipping or delivery is not out of  the question.

Images: The white radiators are samples of the radiators in their original location before salvage. The dark painted one is a photo of the one currently in the Yale Art gallery.