Unusual Design Heaters
& Radiators from the Victorian & Edwardian Eras



Members of the Heritage Group on their many visits to various properties are
always
on the look-out for historical items of heating equipment, be it heaters,
radiators, boilers or pumps. Also many images are received from people
who
have noticed and photographed a historical item of heating equipment that
the
Group may wish to display on the Website.




This little gem of a William Graham vertical pattern Ventilating Heater
has been preserved in St Thomas's Church, Ryde, Isle of Wight.
Note the vertical tie bars. Photograph by Geraldine O'Farrell







Circular vertical pattern tubular heater removed from one
of the Colleges of Oxford University made at the Haden
foundry in Trowbridge. Note the vertical tie rods.
Photograph by F J Ferris







Heater with decorated vertical tubes possibly made by Vincent Skinner
at his ironfoundry in Bristol. Discovered in a church in Bristol.
Photograph by F J Ferris.







Box-ended double bank tubular heater that was originally
installed in St Mary's Church, Elmley Castle Worcs.
This heater has now been removed and destroyed
Photograph by F J Ferris







Vertical tubular heater by Greatrix of Manchester
Stored at the Science Museum Depository.
Note the vertical tie bars. Photograph by F J Ferris







Half hexagonal vertical tubular heater found in a Church in Cheddar
Somerset made at the ironfoundry of Vincent Skinner in Bristol.
Photograph by F J Ferris







Italian Flue Ornamental pattern sectional radiator
made by the
American Radiator Company
found in a Church in North Somerset.
Photograph by F J Ferris







Box ended double row pipe coil heater made by Vincent Skinner at
their ironfoundry in Bristol.  Found in a church in Gloucestershire.
Note the pipe socket connections cast as part of the heater,
and the Gothic styling to the ends of the headers.
Photograph by F J Ferris







Peerless Three Column sectional radiator made by the
American Radiator Company found in a church in North Somerset.
Note the four horizontal tie bars.
Photograph by F J Ferris






A very ornate large 7 row  double bank pipe coil heater with
decorative end headers. Note the details in the castings of the
end headers. Unknown manufacturer.  Found in a church in
East Retford Nottinghamshire.







Sanitary Pin Indirect Radiator made by the American Radiator Company
used as a steam fed heater battery in the Methodist Central Hall London.
Photograph by F J Ferris







Box-ended finned tube heater with externally fitted tie bars made by the
General Iron Foundry Company London. This pattern of heater was usually
concealed within an enclosure or boxed in.
Photograph by F J Ferris







Quadrant shaped vertical tubular heater made by William Graham
& Co London and installed in the Old Library Building Cardiff.
Photograph by F J Ferris







2-Column sectional radiator Cheltenham Pattern with scrolled feet
made by G N Haden at their ironfoundry in Trowbridge Wiltshire.
Note the top & bottom tie bars to tighten the sections together,
and the makers name inscribed around the  top connection plug.
Photograph by F J Ferris







Heater with 8 vertical tubes possibly made by Hartley & Sugden
and installed in The National Trust property of Knole House
 






10 single row cast iron pipe coil heater of unknown manufacturer
found in a church in Hallow Worcestershire
Photograph by F J Ferris







Square ornamental decorative pattern vertical heater of
unknown manufacturer. Photograph by Brough Skingley







5 double row cast iron box-ended pipe coil heater of unknown manufacturer
installed in The National Trust property of A la Ronde in Devon. Note that all
the pipe connections are made with exposed S&S couplings to the headers.
Photograph by F J Ferris
 






An impressive 8 Row Twin Double bank pipe coil heater with rounded end headers.
Installed in the Harris Museum & Art gallery Preston. Unknown manufacturer.
Photograph by Geraldine O'Farrell






5 row pipe coil heater with cast iron pipework & headers. Note the number of
cast iron socket & spiggot joints used. Installed in a church in Litherland.
Unknown manufacturer. Photograph by Geraldine O'Farrell






Tuscan Flue Ventilating Radiator made by the National Radiator
Company installed in a church in Wallasey Merseyside.
Photograph by F J Ferris






12 row double bank pipe coil heater with rounded box ends and two top mounted
decorative cast metal finials. Maker unknown. Installed in a church in Beccles.
Photograph by Richard Forster
 





Box-ended 5 row double bank pipe coil heater with external tie rods
installed in The National Trust property of Lacock Abbey Wiltshire.
Photograph by F J Ferris







Coalbrookdale pattern radiator of unknown manufacturer.
Note the top hat arrangement.







Five row double bank box-ended pipe coil heater
made by Mercer Bros of Blackburn found in a
church in Wareham Dorset. Photograph by F J Ferris
 






  Circular vertical tubular heater that was originally
installed in St Mary's Church, Elmley Castle Worcs.
This heater has now been removed and destroyed.
Photograph by F J Ferris







Sunbeam Patent radiator made by Longdens & Co of Leeds
installed in a church in Brixham Devon. Photograph by F J Ferris

 





15 section National Two Column ornamental radiator made by the
American Radiator Company. Photograph by Geraldine O'Farrell







  5 row box-ended pipe coil heater installed in a church in South Gloucestershire.
Note the flanged ends to the cast iron pipes which bolt through the
end headers, and the 3 pipework connections. Photograph by F J Ferris
 






Box-ended 5 row horizontal pipe coil heater with flanged connections
to the end headers, installed in a church in Hallow Worcestershire.
Note that the flange bolts extend through the box ends.
Photograph by F J Ferris






Box-ended 9 double row horizontal pipe coil heater with flanged connections
to the end headers, installed in a church in Hertford.
Note the thinness of the box headers and that both headers have air
cocks fitted indicating that the double bank headers are separately piped.
Photograph by Brough Skingley






Six pipe box-ended pipe coil heater made by
T B Bradford at their Bristol ironfoundry found
in a church in Bristol. Photograph by F J Ferris







Box-ended double row pipe coil heater made by the Vincent Skinner
ironfoundry in Bristol installed in a church in Swindon.
Photograph by F J Ferris
 






Ornamental decorative box-ended double bank horizontal pipe coil
heater of unknown manufacturer found in a church in Worcestershire.
Photograph by F J Ferris







National Four Column radiator made by the American Radiator Company
installed in The National Trust property of Charlecote House  Warwickshire.
Photograph by F J Ferris








Ideal Plain Wall Radiator made by the National Radiator
Company found in a church in Ledbury Herefordshire.
Photograph by F J F erris






A bank of three box-ended pipe coil heaters found in a Church in Weston Hertfordshire.
Note how the top of each box header has been tapped for an air vent which have
been piped together with the single air cock.
Photograph by Brough Skingley








The first "Jobson" radiator discovered by the Heritage group found in
a church in Cattistock Dorset. These radiators were made circa 1890
by the Derwent Foundry Co Ltd in Derby.
Photograph by F J Ferris






A very striking linear pattern on this sectional cast iron
radiator found in a church in Sandy Bedfordshire.
Note the scrolled feet
Photograph by Brough Skingley





An example of an under pew triple pipe coil with trianglar end header boxes.
Note the cast iron socket outlet connections with flange bolts to secure
the connecting pipework to the header box.
Photograph by Brough Skingley


 




A most unusual pair of sectional cast iron radiators found in
a church in Hemel Hempstead Hertfordshire.
The connections jointing each section together are offset to
one side. Take note of the scrolled feet which differ in shape
dependant on which side of the radiator is viewed.  
Photographs by Brough Skingley










An unusual cast iron pipe coil heater comprising five return bends with socket
 and spigot caulked joints, installed in the bay of an oriel window in the Wrexham
Museum. Note that there are no pipe fittings installed on the flow & return
connections. The return end socket appears to be a modification fitted at a
later date. The heater probably dates from the Edwardian Period
Photographs by Mike Barber





An unusual pattern of sectional cast iron radiator where the sections
are joined in pairs. The makers name is J Jeffrey's London and they
are in the National Trust Sudbury Hall property.
Photograph by Brough Skingley






A 6-pipe box-ended double bank cast iron pipe coil heater that has a top hat
removable cover on each header. The heater is fitted with horizontal tie rods and
carries the nameplate 'Garton & King Manufacturers Exeter'. It is one of several
similar pattern heaters located in a small church in south Devon.
Photograph by Richard Holladay.