Many people still like to chop wood. To others it was a chore, particularly women in the 19th Century who were home all day and had to keep the fire going in the stove. These 66 automated heating components of yesteryear are what got people out of the shed and enjoying their new leisure time. Gone was the drudgery and in was the new increasingly automated oil, electric or gas appliance to keep the whole house and buildings warm – and for year round employment!

Artefacts

Coal fired, hot water heater (HHCC.2003.081)
Damper control motor (HHCC.2006.101)
Home made ash sifter (HHCC.2006.155)
Vaporizing oil burner ‘Coleman’ (HHCC.2006.154)
Vaporizing space heater (HHCC.2003.082)
Oil burner assembly ‘Leiman’ (HHCC.2003.079)
Gun style oil burner ‘Fess’ (HHCC.2003.080)
Oil burner piping harness (HHCC.2006.135)
Fuel filter assembly (HHCC.2006.136)
Atomizing firing head ‘J30’ (HHCC.2006.137)
Atomizing firing head ‘J31’ (HHCC.2006.138)
Fuel oil by-pass valve (HHCC.2006.139)
Convex nose air cone (HHCC.2006.140)
Concave nose air cone (HHCC.2006.141)
Fuel pump assembly ‘D8’ (HHCC.2006.142)
Fuel pump assembly ‘J18’ (HHCC.2006.143)
Rotary fuel oil pump (HHCC.2006.144)
Rotary fuel oil pump (HHCC.2006.145)
Single stage rotary gear pump (HHCC.2006.146)
Two stage rotary gear pump (HHCC.2006.147)
Single stage rotary gear pump (HHCC.2006.148)
Single stage rotary gear pump ‘Tuthill’ (HHCC.2006.149)
Two stage rotary gear pump ‘Webster’ (HHCC.2006.150)
Commercial rotary gear pump (HHCC.2006.151)
Compact fuel pump assembly (HHCC.2006.152)
Commercial rotary gear pump ‘Detroit’ (HHCC.2006.153)
8K volt ignition transformer (HHCC.2006.131)
10K volt ignition transformer (HHCC.2006.132)
10Kv 60 cycle ignition transformer (HHCC.2006.133)
10Kv 60 cycle ignition transformer (HHCC.2006.134)
Combustion controller for oil (HHCC.2006.102)
Combustion controller for oil (HHCC.2006.103)
Combustion controller for oil (HHCC.2006.104)
Flame monitoring device (HHCC.2006.105)
Control and switch panel (HHCC.2006.106)
Combustion controller for oil (HHCC.2006.107)
Combustion controller for oil (HHCC.2006.108)
Radiant heat sensor (HHCC.2006.109)
Combustion controller ‘Honeywell’ (HHCC.2006.110)
Combustion controller ‘Honeywell’ (HHCC.2006.111)
Flame monitoring device ‘Time-O-Stat’ (HHCC.2006.112)
Double function temperature control (HHCC.2006.113)
Single function temperature control (HHCC.2006.114)
Single function temperature control (HHCC.2006.115)
Room thermostat ‘Mercoid’ (HHCC.2006.089)
Room thermostat ‘Penn’ (HHCC.2006.090)
Room thermostat ‘Time-O-Stat’ (HHCC.2006.091)
“Chronotherm” room thermostat (HHCC.2006.092)
Room thermostat ‘Honeywell – 87F’ (HHCC.2006.093)
Room thermostat ‘Time-O-Stat’ (HHCC.2006.094)
Room thermostat ‘Mercoid’ (HHCC.2006.095)
A/C room thermostat ‘Honeywell – 87C’ (HHCC.2006.096)
Home humidistat (HHCC.2006.098)
Temperature / humidity gauge (HHCC.2006.099)
Automatic draft stabilizer (HHCC.2006.116)
Oil furnace panel board (HHCC.2006.117)
Safety disconnect switch (HHCC.2006.118)
Hard fire brick (HHCC.2006.119)
‘Soft’ fire brick (HHCC.2006.120)
Fire box sections (HHCC.2006.121)
Furnace air filter (HHCC.2006.122)
Motor drive pulley (HHCC.2006.123)
Electric hot water heater (HHCC.2003.083)
Electric simulated fireside (HHCC.2003.084)
Electric baseboard heater (HHCC.2006.100)
Electric space heating thermostat (HHCC.2006.097)

How to get smoke from fireplaces and stoves outside, along with damp from clothes, for example, was a problem for pioneers. There was no ducting, no fans, no air filters, or other ventilation and indoor air quality products back in the 19th Century, or even early in the 20th Century. Today you take these appliances for granted, hidden away in walls and ceilings. These 63 items show evolving ventilation that helped solved those problems.

Artefacts

Panel wall fan (HHCC.2003.085)
Ducted fan assembly (HHCC.2003.086)
Single phase, 25 cycle motor motor (HHCC.2006.169)
Repulsion induction motor ‘Leland’ (HHCC.2006.170)
Variable speed repulsion motor ‘Leland’ (HHCC.2006.171)
Repulsion induction 25 cycle motor ‘Wagner’ (HHCC.2006.172)
Repulsion induction 25 cycle motor ‘Wagner’ (HHCC.2006.173)
Repulsion induction 25 cycle motor ‘Delco’ (HHCC.2006.174)
Repulsion induction 25 cycle motor ‘Delco’ (HHCC.2006.175)
Repulsion induction 25 cycle motor, 1/4HP ‘Delco’ (HHCC.2006.176)
Repulsion induction 25 cycle motor ‘Delco’ (HHCC.2006.177)
Repulsion induction 25 cycle motor ‘Delco’ (HHCC.2006.178)
Repulsion induction 25 cycle motor ‘Wagner’ (HHCC.2006.179)
Commutating, single phase, 25 cycle motor (HHCC.2006.180)
1/4 HP, repulsion induction motor ‘Wagner’ (HHCC.2006.181)
1/4 HP, repulsion induction motor ‘Wagner’ (HHCC.2006.182)
1/4 HP, repulsion induction motor ‘Wagner’ (HHCC.2006.183)
1/6 HP, repulsion induction motor ‘Leland’ (HHCC.2006.184)
1 1/2 HP, repulsion induction motor ‘Wagner’ (HHCC.2006.185)
1 1/2 HP, repulsion induction motor ‘Wagner’ (HHCC.2006.186)
25cycle capacitor-start motor ‘Delco’ (HHCC.2006.156)
25cycle capacitor-start motor ‘Delco’ (HHCC.2006.157)
25cycle capacitor-start motor ‘Delco’ (HHCC.2006.158)
60cycle capacitor-start motor ‘Wagner’ (HHCC.2006.159)
25cycle capacitor-start motor ‘GE’ (HHCC.2006.160)
60cycle capacitor-start motor ‘GE’ (HHCC.2006.161)
60cycle capacitor-start motor ‘Tamper’ (HHCC.2006.162)
60cycle capacitor-start motor ‘Century’ (HHCC.2006.163)
Single phase, AC induction motor ‘Apex’ (HHCC.2006.164)
Split phase, induction motor ‘GE’ (HHCC.2006.165)
Split phase, induction motor ‘Delco’ (HHCC.2006.166)
Affordable split phase, induction motor ‘Delco’ (HHCC.2006.167)
Split phase, induction motor ‘Leland’ (HHCC.2006.168)
1/40 HP shaded pole induction motor ‘Wagner’ (HHCC.2006.187)
1/60 HP, 60 cycle, shaded pole induction motor (HHCC.2006.188)
60 cycle, shaded pole induction motor (HHCC.2006.189)
60 cycle, shaded pole induction motor (HHCC.2006.190)
60 cycle, shaded pole induction motor (HHCC.2006.191)
60 cycle, shaded pole, induction motor (HHCC.2006.192)
60 cycle, shaded pole, induction motor (HHCC.2006.193)
60 cycle, shaded pole, induction motor ‘Delco’ (HHCC.2006.194)
60 cycle, induction fan motor ‘GE’ (HHCC.2006.195)
60 cycle, induction fan motor ‘GE’ (HHCC.2006.196)
60 cycle, 1/15HP induction fan motor ‘GE’ (HHCC.2006.197)
“embedded” shaded pole induction motor (HHCC.2006.198)
Electric motor sleeve bearings (HHCC.2006.202)
Short circuiting ring (HHCC.2006.203)
Electric brush lifter carton (HHCC.2006.204)
Rubber equipment mountings (HHCC.2006.205)
‘Slow blow’ fuse (HHCC.2006.206)
Overload protector (HHCC.2006.207)
Miniature motor armature (HHCC.2006.208)
Electric motor test block (HHCC.2006.209)
Refrigerator test analyser (HHCC.2006.210)
Run time recorder (HHCC.2006.211)
Analogue ammeter (HHCC.2006.212)
Rotary tachometer (HHCC.2006.213)
Set of inside diameter gauges (HHCC.2006.214)
Two inch Micrometer calliper (HHCC.2006.215)
Bearing scraper (HHCC.2006.216)
4 blade small bearing reamers (HHCC.2006.217)
6 blade bearing reamers (HHCC.2006.218)
Long 6 blade bearing reamers (HHCC.2006.219)

Using ice – when available – to keep food fresh was a drag, always melting. The new refrigeration units began to change people’s lifestyles from the 1930s on. More fresh and frozen foods from all over the world, all put in that nice white appliance that contained the bitter outdoor cold indoors every day of the year – willingly! You wouldn’t be without refrigeration, or air conditioning, today. Over 200 artefacts to see how they changed.

Artefacts

5 cu.ft. household refrigerator (HHCC.2003.001)
8 cu.ft. household refrigerator (HHCC.2003.002)
4 cu.ft. household refrigerator (HHCC.2003.003)
13 cu.ft. household refrigerator (HHCC.2003.004)
14 cu.ft. household freezer (HHCC.2003.005)
Room air conditioner ‘Frigidaire’ (HHCC.2003.006)
Room air conditioner ‘GE’ (HHCC.2003.007)
Double door refrigerator (HHCC.2003.008)
Double door refrigerator (HHCC.2003.009)
Two tray evaporator ‘CT31X’ (HHCC.2003.011)
Two tray evaporator ‘CT31X’ (HHCC.2003.012)
Two tray evaporator ‘1TF’ (HHCC.2003.013)
Two tray evaporator ‘Norge’ (HHCC.2003.014)
Three tray evaporator (HHCC.2003.015)
Four tray evaporator (HHCC.2003.016)
Four tray evaporator (HHCC.2003.017)
Frozen food evaporator (HHCC.2003.018)
Frozen food evaporator (HHCC.2003.019)
Replacement 2 tray evaporator (HHCC.2003.020)
Plate and tube evaporator (HHCC.2003.021)
3 tray evaporator (HHCC.2003.022)
3 tray evaporator (HHCC.2003.023)
4 tray evaporator (HHCC.2003.024)
6 tray evaporator (HHCC.2003.025)
Copper tube evaporator (HHCC.2003.026)
Heavy copper tube evaporator (HHCC.2003.027)
Heavy copper tube evaporator (HHCC.2003.028)
Drop-in evaporator (HHCC.2003.029)
Refrigerant flow control (HHCC.2006.041)
Refrigeration expansion valve ‘B’ (HHCC.2006.042)
Refrigeration expansion valve ‘B’ (HHCC.2006.043)
Refrigeration expansion valve ‘M’ (HHCC.2006.044)
Refrigeration expansion valve ‘672’ (HHCC.2006.045)
Refrigeration expansion valve ‘672’ (HHCC.2006.046)
Refrigeration expansion valve ‘670’ (HHCC.2006.047)
Refrigeration expansion valve ‘C1’ (HHCC.2006.048)
Refrigeration expansion valve ‘C1’ (HHCC.2006.049)
Refrigeration expansion valve ‘AP204’ (HHCC.2006.050)
Refrigeration float control ‘E1’ (HHCC.2006.051)
Refrigeration float control (HHCC.2006.052)
Refrigeration expansion valve ‘LM’ (HHCC.2006.053)
Refrigeration expansion valve ‘LM’ (HHCC.2006.054)
Refrigeration expansion valve ‘N’ (HHCC.2006.055)
Refrigeration expansion valve ‘N’ (HHCC.2006.056)
Refrigeration expansion valve ‘S’ (HHCC.2006.057)
Refrigeration expansion valve ’33’ (HHCC.2006.058)
Refrigerant flow control ‘EB4885’ (HHCC.2006.059)
Refrigeration expansion valve ‘TS10’ (HHCC.2006.060)
Refrigeration expansion valve ‘FTS’ (HHCC.2006.061)
Refrigeration expansion valve ‘671-M’ (HHCC.2006.062)
Refrigeration expansion valve ‘673-M’ (HHCC.2006.063)
Refrigeration expansion valve ‘673-M’ (HHCC.2006.064)
Refrigeration expansion valve ‘Peerless’ (HHCC.2006.065)
Refrigeration expansion valve ‘207’ (HHCC.2006.066)
Refrigeration expansion valve ‘207’ (HHCC.2006.067)
Refrigeration expansion valve ‘671-M’ (HHCC.2006.077)
Refrigeration expansion valve ‘671-M’ (HHCC.2006.078)
Refrigeration expansion valve ‘Fedders’ (HHCC.2006.079)
Refrigeration expansion valve ‘small-body’ (HHCC.2006.080)
Refrigeration expansion valve ‘673’ (HHCC.2006.081)
Refrigeration expansion valve ‘TEV’ (HHCC.2006.082)
Refrigeration expansion valve ‘TEV’ (HHCC.2006.083)
Refrigeration expansion valve ‘893’ (HHCC.2006.084)
Refrigeration expansion valve ‘207C’ (HHCC.2006.085)
Coil spring condensing unit (HHCC.2003.030)
Coil spring condensing unit (HHCC.2003.031)
Refrigeration machine (HHCC.2003.032)
Refrigeration machine ‘Gilson’ (HHCC.2003.033)
Refrigeration machine ‘Rollator’ (HHCC.2003.034)
Refrigeration machine ‘Norge’ (HHCC.2003.035)
Aberrant refrigeration machine (HHCC.2003.036)
Refrigeration machine ‘Sunbeam’ (HHCC.2003.037)
Refrigeration machine ‘Sunbeam’ (HHCC.2003.038)
Hermetic refrigeration machine (HHCC.2003.039)
Commercial refrigeration machine (HHCC.2003.040)
Pop cooler refrigeration machine (HHCC.2003.041)
Open system refrigeration machine (HHCC.2003.042)
Open system refrigation machine (HHCC.2003.043)
Low-pressure refrigeration machine (HHCC.2003.044)
Refrigeration machine ‘H’ (HHCC.2003.045)
Refrigeration machine ‘S’ (HHCC.2003.046)
Refrigeration machine ‘S’ (HHCC.2003.047)
Refrigeration machine ‘G’ (HHCC.2003.048)
Refrigeration machine ‘AW’ (HHCC.2003.049)
Refrigeration machine ‘F12’ (HHCC.2003.050)
Refrigeration machine ‘GM’ (HHCC.2003.051)
Refrigeration machine ‘iron frame’ (HHCC.2003.052)
Commercial refrigeration machine (HHCC.2003.053)
Refrigeration machine ‘UC’ (HHCC.2003.054)
Refrigeration machine ‘Tecumseh’ (HHCC.2003.055)
Refrigeration machine ‘Gilson’ (HHCC.2003.056)
Refrigeration machine ‘Brunner’ (HHCC.2003.057)
Refrigeration machine ‘Silver King’ (HHCC.2003.058)
Refrigeration machine ‘Elder’ (HHCC.2003.059)
50 lb. SO2 compressor (HHCC.2003.087)
50 lb. SO2 compressor (HHCC.2003.088)
Early SO2 compressor (HHCC.2003.089)
‘J’ style compressor (HHCC.2003.090)
Model ‘A’ compressor (HHCC.2003.091)
Model ‘A’ compressor (HHCC.2003.092)
Chlorinated hydrocarbon compressor (HHCC.2003.093)
Light weight compressor (HHCC.2003.094)
Compressor ‘Brunner’ (HHCC.2003.095)
Compressor ‘Moffat’ (HHCC.2003.096)
Replacement compressor ‘Chieftain’ (HHCC.2003.097)
Single cylinder compressor ‘Type A’ (HHCC.2003.098)
Compressor ‘ILG’ (HHCC.2003.099)
Twin cylinder compressor (HHCC.2003.100)
Compressor ‘Model G’ (HHCC.2003.101)
Compressor ‘Model A’ (HHCC.2003.102)
Early, slow speed compressor (HHCC.2003.103)
1-cylinder refrigeration compressor (HHCC.2006.202)
2-cylinder refrigeration compressor ‘G’ (HHCC.2006.203)
2-cylinder refrigeration compressor ‘A’ (HHCC.2006.204)
Fractional HP compressor ‘C1’ (HHCC.2003.104)
Twin cylinder compressor ‘SB’ (HHCC.2003.105)
Fractional HP compressor ‘A1001-5’ (HHCC.2003.106)
Fractional HP compressor ‘DD’ (HHCC.2003.107)
High capacity compressor ‘FFN’ (HHCC.2003.108)
Fractional HP compressor ‘SL’ (HHCC.2003.109)
Fractional HP compressor ‘SM’ (HHCC.2003.110)
Fractional HP compressor ‘SM’ (HHCC.2003.111)
Fractional HP compressor ‘5997’ (HHCC.2003.112)
Fractional HP farm compressor (HHCC.2003.113)
Fractional HP compressor ‘5893’ (HHCC.2003.114)
Fractional HP compressor ‘4491’ (HHCC.2003.115)
3-5 HP compressor ‘T6-53’ (HHCC.2003.116)
2-3 HP compressor ‘R?’ (HHCC.2003.117)
1-3 HP compressor ‘6R?’ (HHCC.2003.118)
2-3 HP compressor ‘R?’ (HHCC.2003.119)
1 1/2-3 HP compressor ‘5208’ (HHCC.2003.120)
1 1/2-3 HP compressor ‘5208’ (HHCC.2003.121)
1-2 HP compressor ‘T’ (HHCC.2003.122)
2-3 HP compressor ‘A’ (HHCC.2003.123)
Massive 3-5 HP compressor ‘G’ (HHCC.2003.124)
Air cooled replacement condenser (HHCC.2003.066)
Two pass replacement condenser (HHCC.2003.067)
OEM condensers (HHCC.2003.068)
Condenser assembly ‘SO2’ (HHCC.2003.060)
SO2 refrigerant receiver (HHCC.2003.061)
Water-cooled condenser and receiver (HHCC.2003.062)
Horizontal refrigerant receiver (HHCC.2003.063)
Condenser modernization kit (HHCC.2003.064)
Condenser modernization kit (HHCC.2003.065)
Two pass replacement condenser (HHCC.2003.069)
Condenser & receiver assembly (HHCC.2003.070)
Refrigeration pressure control (HHCC.2006.001)
Refrigeration pressure control (HHCC.2006.002)
Refrigeration pressure control (HHCC.2006.003)
Refrigeration pressure control (HHCC.2006.004)
Refrigeration hydraulic thermostat (HHCC.2006.005)
Refrigeration hydraulic thermostat (HHCC.2006.006)
Refrigeration hydraulic thermostat (HHCC.2006.007)
Refrigeration hydraulic thermostat (HHCC.2006.008)
Refrigeration hydraulic thermostat (HHCC.2006.009)
Refrigeration hydraulic thermostat (HHCC.2006.010)
Refrigeration hydraulic thermostat (HHCC.2006.011)
Refrigeration hydraulic thermostat (HHCC.2006.012)
Refrigeration hydraulic thermostat (HHCC.2006.013)
Refrigeration hydraulic thermostat ‘E’ (HHCC.2006.014)
Refrigeration hydraulic thermostat ‘E’ (HHCC.2006.015)
Refrigeration hydraulic thermostat ‘E’ (HHCC.2006.016)
Refrigeration hydraulic thermostat ‘E’ (HHCC.2006.017)
Refrigeration hydraulic thermostat ‘D’ (HHCC.2006.018)
Refrigeration hydraulic thermostat ‘D’ (HHCC.2006.019)
Refrigeration hydraulic thermostat ‘F’ (HHCC.2006.020)
Refrigeration hydraulic thermostat ‘FF’ (HHCC.2006.021)
Refrigeration hydraulic thermostat ‘KR’ (HHCC.2006.022)
Refrigeration hydraulic thermostat (HHCC.2006.023)
Refrigeration hydraulic thermostat (HHCC.2006.024)
Refrigeration hydraulic thermostat (HHCC.2006.025)
Refrigeration hydraulic thermostat ‘ILG’ (HHCC.2006.026)
Miniature refrigeration hydraulic thermostat (HHCC.2006.027)
Refrigeration pressure/temperature control (HHCC.2006.028)
Refrigeration hydraulic thermostat ‘Mercoid’ (HHCC.2006.029)
Refrigeration hydraulic thermostat ‘Mercoid’ (HHCC.2006.030)
Refrigeration pressure/temperature control (HHCC.2006.031)
Refrigeration pressure control (HHCC.2006.032)
Refrigeration ‘silver dollar’ thermostat (HHCC.2006.033)
Refrigeration ‘silver dollar’ thermostat (HHCC.2006.034)
Refrigeration ‘pancake’ thermostat (HHCC.2006.035)
Refrigeration hydraulic pressure control (HHCC.2006.036)
Refrigeration hydraulic pressure control (HHCC.2006.037)
Refrigeration hydraulic pressure control ‘FHP’ (HHCC.2006.038)
Refrigeration hydraulic low pressure control (HHCC.2006.039)
Refrigeration pressure/temperature control (HHCC.2006.040)
Compressor parts (HHCC.2003.071)
Refrigerated meat sales counter (HHCC.2003.010)
Compressor parts (HHCC.2003.072)
Compressor parts (HHCC.2003.073)
Compressor parts (HHCC.2003.074)
Refrigeration water regulator ’68A’ (HHCC.2006.086)
Water flow regulating valve (HHCC.2006.087)