About: 1920's Richardson And Boynton Coal Furnace
That is gorgeous!!....really gorgeous...I love the sunburst/sun ray art deco face...Interesting about the sunken top with the sand.Nice looking doors and damper too..Cool assembly video at the end!
This would work so much better and be so much more efficient if you put some fans in the ducts to force the air through. The sand on top was probably to shield the wooden beams from the heat.
I would love to own that monster, I'm secretly hoping for a nationwide permanent power outage, It would be refreshing!
I saw one when house hunting, it reminded me of Sweeney Todd and scared me a bit! LOL!
I have a Boynton Furnace that we still use to heat our house with wood - gravity only, no blower. Can't find a date on it. Ours is surrounded by bricks. Anyone have an idea how I could find out when it was made or what it is worth?
awesome. i like the humidifier
I would love to get one of those restored
Oh man, Jeff will get excited about this!
it's like a monster. so far I remember Tom and Jerry had one in their basement.
I have the same exact stove, but without all the outer parts. the bottom part is cracked and i would like to replace it. Any chance you know where i can find one or are willing to sell yours? please reply either way. thanks!
Do you have anymore videos of this furnace?
How large an area or how many rooms did one of those furnaces heat? Was there a limit to how many ducts one could run off the two or three primary ducts that jut out from the heat cap? Were these effective in two storey homes?
What a great video! Loved how you showed the assembly process! Back in the 70's my parents still had the coal furnace working but I don't remember what kind it was. I have a converted coal furnace which is still heating my house. Check it out on my channel. Its ancient. I really enjoyed your video!
I know where 2 of these are, one is still in use, thanks for the step by step construction vid.
Very cool.. Thanks for posting this.
Beautiful classic furnace. I remember my aunt having one of these in her house when I was a kid in the 60s. It kept the house as hot as an oven! Used to love going into the basement with my cousins to watch them stoke the furnace.
I finally got a Sunbeam a few years ago. I hope to restore it one day.
I have the 1892 catalog from this company. They made a lot of different furnaces that year. This catalog is a little older than your furnace, but they were basically the same in 1892. In the catalog it says they were founded in 1829 and incorporated in 1884. Over 70,000 in use. The factory was in Jersey City, NJ. On Pacific Ave. With offices in New York and Chicago. They sure had a lot of furnace styles in this old catalog. Good luck with the old girl. They sure put out a lot of heat!
Thanks for the advice! The pictures don't show any asbestos, but the pics only show the outer surround. I am going to bring an angle grinder in case I need to cut through any stubborn bolts on the sheet metal that can later be replaced. So, my hope is that with two people we can lift each cast section straight up to come apart from the section below, including the top donut. I'm looking forward to having nice heat all next winter without the cost of oil! I can only keep my house at 58 now.
I will be dismantling and moving a furnace like this in a few months for reuse in my 1850 farmhouse. Do you have any advice on how to dismantle this without damaging any of the parts? I am mostly concerned about how the cast sections connect to each other. Are they connected my simple weighted force with sealant between the sections? What tools do you recommend i bring with me to dismantle this type of furnace (cast & surround parts)? Any advice is greatly appreciated!