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Waage Electric Co Sun Heat Space Heater Circa 1930s

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    Posted 2 years ago

    fortapache
    (2563 items)

    A good old fashioned antiquish thingy. Not an official 100 year old antique but something considered an antique thus antiquish.
    This space heater was made by Waage Electric Co of Chicago Illinois. They are still around but now in New Jersey. The company started in 1908. The 1930s estimate for this piece I got from someone else's guess. This could be earlier as I am thinking the copper color lost favor in the 1920s when brass was popular. In the later 1920s and 1930s art deco and the more modern steel color was popular.
    The dish on this is about 13" across. The cord has some wear at the base and I have not tried to plug it in. It does have a very nice base and along with the copper radiator makes this a fine looking space heater.

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    Comments

    1. elanski elanski, 2 years ago
      What an unusual looking heater. The steam punk people would be all over this.
    2. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 2 years ago
      You could very well be correct about the age due to the copper, which is SO cool looking. I forget what they call the design of this base(some plant name maybe?),but it sets off the radiator. I love things of this era with a utilitarian design that is still elegant. Thank God that OSHA didn't exist back then or we'd never had cool stuff like this. Of course people back then knew not to stick their hands in it, unlike the brainless lemmings of today. If this thing still works, you can warm a small solar system with it, they put out some serious heat! They were made to last and function. I love it.
    3. yougottahavestuff yougottahavestuff, 2 years ago
      I have one like it in my barn! Plugged it in years ago in a safe place, Toyrebel is right!! It would give the Sun a run for it's money!!! I'll dig it out and take a Pic when we get back from vacation.
    4. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much elanski. Would work for Frankenstein's laboratory.

      Thank you very much Toyrebel. It goes well with the fans of the era that could power an airplane. Plus the open cage for chopping off fingers.

      Thank you very much yougottahavestuff. Maybe I'll plug it into a couple circuit breakers and give it a try. Good luck digging yours out.
    5. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 2 years ago
      Ftapache if you have a voltmeter, check the resistance across the plug prongs with the switch on and with the thermostat(if it has one) on. You should have some resistance, it's hard to say how much, you do NOT want a real low resistance. Also check the resistance from each prong to the frame, it should be completely open, ie infinite resistance. If you see any resistance from the prong to the frame, I'd advise you to NOT plug it in. That would indicate there is a path to the frame somewhere.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much Toyrebel. I have one of those voltmeters around here someplace.

      Thank you
      fattytail
      elanski
      Newfld
      austrohungaro
      Toyrebel
      Irishcollector
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      Horseradishman1
      hunterqlee
      AnythingObscure
      blunderbuss2
      Brunswick
      SpiritBear
      vetraio50
      SEAN68
      Manikan
      officialfuel
    7. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you
      valentino97
      Watchsearcher
      Deanteaks
    8. rodster rodster, 2 years ago
      Very cool. I have one that is similar and will post a pic of it working!
    9. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much rodster. I believe I saw it.

      Thank you
      PhilDMorris
      Vynil33rpm
    10. yougottahavestuff yougottahavestuff, 2 years ago
      I put mine up!!! Check it out!! Your are free to use my idea!!
      Tony

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