Oldest Heating Firm
and the first Central Heating System.
THE IRONMONGER Journal of October 27th 1928 wrote an editorial which posed the question "which is the oldest heating firm". The list of the firms on the membership roll of the National Association of Heating, Ventilating and Domestic Engineering Employers of 1928 showed that at least nine heating engineering firms had been established over 100 years.
Edward Deane & Beale Ltd London 1700
Rosser & Russell Ltd London 1770
A Seward & Co Ltd Lancaster 1778
Clements Jeakes & Co London previous to 1800
(merged with Benham & Son Ltd)
Comyn, Ching & Co Ltd London previous to 1800
H C Price Lea & Co London about 1804
G N Haden & Sons Ltd Trowbridge 1816
Henry Hope & Sons Ltd Birmingham 1818
(now Hope's Heating & Lighting Ltd)
J C & J S Ellis Ltd Sheffield 1825
(now Brightside Foundry & Engineering Co Ltd)
The real point at issue is, when did any one of these firms install their first central heating system, as distinct from separate stoves or firegrates.
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