12.01-1: Leiman Bros. 1926 Oil Burner Assembly
|HHCC Accession No. 2003.079||HHCC Classification Code: 12.01-1|
An unusual and rare example of an early 20th century high pressure oil burner assembly, with direct drive, 2 stage, Tuthill gear pump, built-in oil reservoir, and original valving, constructed on heavy cast iron base, with 1’ pipe legs and cork vibration insulators, equipped brass whistle with embossed plate marked, ‘when whistle blows, stop motor, fill base with oil’, Leiman Bros Newark, circa 1926
12.01 Pressure Atomizing Oil Burner Equipment and Systems - Burners
Leiman Bros. Newark, N.J.
Exhibit, education, and research quality, illustrating the often aberrant, engineering and construction of early 20th century high pressure oil burners, in a period in which inventors and small, start-up companies were searched for a safe, practical and affordable approach to automatic, oil fired heating systems for the homes of the day - for those owners with sufficient means to acquire such new fangled household machinery.
From York County (York Region) Ontario, once a rich agricultural hinterlands, attracting early settlement in the last years of the 18th century. Located on the north slopes of the Oak Ridges Moraine, within 20 miles of Toronto, the County would also attract early ex-urban development, to be come a wealthy market place for the emerging household and consumer technologies of the early and mid 20th century.
This artifact was discovered in the 1950’s in the used stock of T. H. Oliver, Refrigeration and Electric Sales and Service, Aurora, Ontario, an early worker in the field of agricultural, industrial and consumer technology.
Type and Design:
Currently equipped with a much later model 60 cycle motor, having been used as a service pump in the repair shop of T. H. Oliver Aurora Ont. a mark of the long life of the Tuthill pump used by Leiman Bros.
Control and Regulation:
Targeted Market Segment:
G. Leslie Oliver, The T. H. Oliver HVACR Collection