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Antique Hot Water Heater - Pretty Kool, I think!

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Posted 6 years ago


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Can anyone tell me more about this, and maybe how much it is worth? I am not quite sure what to do with it. It has been used as yard art, patio art, etc.


  1. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 6 years ago
    I'm confused..........if the water is HOT why do you need a heater? i would think that this would have been called a Water Heater or a Cold Water Heater. Anyway I can't see where it would be of much value unless someone was restoring a house of that vintage and wanted one for that, you might try your local historical society.
  2. jordan, 6 years ago
    I think this piece is wildYou really need a large space to display it so thats an issue.I would clean up the red paint with some type of oil to get a slight shine to it ,get rid of the rust with some ooo steelwool and maybe polish any brass or copper pieces on it to give it a little sparkle.Great piece,lots of detail,lots of potential.A little big but still very cool.Might be a very early furnace .Coal probably.Does the chamber have signs of repeated fires in it?.
  3. dpillars, 2 years ago
    It's an early water heater, I buy these for around $200.00 and upcycle them into some useful piece.

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