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Old 06-29-2013, 09:28 PM   #1
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Hey I want to know if any of you know of any museums of HVAC history, or equipment, or anything like that out there. I want to take my father there this summer since he did get me into the trade and started me off as a thinner many years ago.

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Look around your town. It like million of other towns are an example of hvac museums.

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Look around your town. It like million of other towns are an example of hvac museums.
Haha very funny and I agree. Yesterday I replaced a furnace from 1956
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Hey at least it lived a very good life. As long as units are maintained and inspected on a regular basis, they will last forever.

The Henry Ford Museum and Smithsonian have a lot of old gear. Here is an example of the first type of room ventilation
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Hey at least it lived a very good life. As long as units are maintained and inspected on a regular basis, they will last forever.

The Henry Ford Museum and Smithsonian have a lot of old gear. Here is an example of the first type of room ventilation
I think the Lennox pulse deserves to be in a museum
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Check Carrier on line they might have a museum somewhere Because Willis Carrier invented it. I think I am right , if not I will know very shortly.
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Check Carrier on line they might have a museum somewhere Because Willis Carrier invented it. I think I am right , if not I will know very shortly.

He is given credit for it. He however did not actually invent it.

The first A/C or house cooling systems were invented 4,000 years ago, along with ice making. In Egypt as I recall.
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He invented mechanical refrigeration.

The Egyptians invented evaporative air conditioning by using clay pots that wicked moisture and cooled water by evaporation. now you know where the first swamp coolers came from.

Probably had some swamps on the ole Nile river 2.

My favorite Egypt guy

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He invented mechanical refrigeration.

The Egyptians invented evaporative air conditioning by using clay pots that wicked moisture and cooled water by evaporation. now you know where the first swamp coolers came from.

Probably had some swamps on the ole Nile river 2.

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Mechanical refrigeration was invented 30 or 40 years before Willis was born.

Willis successfully designed an A/C system in the early 1900's. It was more of a large dehumidifier. But did dehumidify and cool.

He is the father of modern Air conditioning, and the properties that it is suppose to meet.
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Comment I think the OP really meant Mechanical Refrigeration for the Museum. He could always check Egypt and fly over there with his Dad for several thousand dollars and hope to see the beginning of the cooling History. Maybe some water flowing over rocks or cloth with a bunch of slaves fanning palms for the evaporative effect.
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Comment I think the OP really meant Mechanical Refrigeration for the Museum. He could always check Egypt and fly over there with his Dad for several thousand dollars and hope to see the beginning of the cooling History. Maybe some water flowing over rocks or cloth with a bunch of slaves fanning palms for the evaporative effect.
Water was put into vases and hey were placed on the roof of small houses.

In palaces. There were removable wall sections. That were pushed out at night time so they would cool(20 degree night time temps). They were pushed back in before sunrise to keep the palace cool.
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And no, he meant a Museum of refrigeration. he has the same question on other forums.
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OP. Contact these guys.

http://www.refresearch.com/Museum/ta...7/Default.aspx


Refrigeration Research
525 North Fifth Street
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Brighton, Michigan 48116
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Comment I think the OP really meant Mechanical Refrigeration for the Museum. He could always check Egypt and fly over there with his Dad for several thousand dollars and hope to see the beginning of the cooling History. Maybe some water flowing over rocks or cloth with a bunch of slaves fanning palms for the evaporative effect.
Yeah, it must have been good to be rich. Heck if I had been born a hundred years ago I could have been the Czar
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OP. Contact these guys.

http://www.refresearch.com/Museum/ta...7/Default.aspx

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Thanks. That actually looks like what I eased looking for. But I have to know, is it just refrigeration history or do they cover heating equipment too? It's fine if they don't but I was just hoping to see some old heating stuff too.
Speaking of which this last week I removed an old Lennox GH6 from a house. It was a 1956.

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