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Chris Bernhardt

What is this old metal thingy?

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It's a device for controlling coal furnace dampers before the "automatic regulator" (thermostat) was invented.

The vertical channels on each side held sliders that were attached to chains. The pair of chains operated the draft and check-draft dampers of the furnace.

I can't read the letters on the casting in the pic, but I've seen it many times. I'll bet it reads "Lennox Furnace Company".

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