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Marc    9

First time I ever see this brand here.  I think the house dates to the 50's or earlier.

 

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Marc    9

Thanks Bill.  That's enough to leave it to an HVAC professional.  I didn't want to fire up something that old.

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Jim Katen    13

I'd say it's from 1963 or earlier based on the abbreviation of Illinois. Pre-63 was Ill, Post-63 was IL. 

Don't try to decode the serial number. They tended to just be sequential in those days, without any specific encoding of dates. 

 

 

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Jim Katen    13

And now that I think about it, it's probably older. The plate has a check box for manufactured gas. In my area, manufactured gas was gone by the mid 50s. 

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Marc    9

All good information for my report.  'Mid-50's or earlier' fits the K&T remnants (still energized) and oversized structural members that I saw on this house.

Thanks.

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Chad Fabry    15

The label and AGA logo look very similar to my 1959 Richmond (RIP) Winter Air Conditioner. The heat exchanger was a barrel inside a box.

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