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Co-Operative Foundry Co. Rochester NY: Antique Furnace Draft Regulator Cast Iron

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Seller: tidal_moon_treasures (2,767) 100% Top-Rated Plus, Location: Trenton, New Jersey, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 232137163219 Circa 1900 Turn of the Century Antique Furnace Draft Regulator Cast Iron Metal Measures 5 5/8" by 3 3/3" widest point. Original patina so it has surface age and use wear, metal discoloration and rusting which could be covered with new paint or other type of resurfacing. On the back side you can see the letters AJAX. It is being sold "as is" as was found so please view photos to be sure you are ok with condition and quality before buying. I am not an expert in antique furnaces but I understand that somehow this was used to control the draft to the furnace in the basement. Would make a nice decorative item for your wall. I found this information online about the Co-Operative Foundry Co. (1867-1930) once located in Rochester, NY: The "Red Cross" stove was manufactured in various versions and models from 1867 to 1930 by the Co-Operative Foundry Company of Rochester, NY. This company made all kinds of heating stoves and cooking ranges and had a catalogue that featured a Maltese red cross. It eventually went out of business in 1930. This company that made the "Red Cross" stove was originally organized in 1867 by Nicholas Brayer and Edward W. Peck as the Co-Operative Foundry Company. Frank N. Brayer, father of Nicholas, became its president. Nicholas Brayer was foreman at the John M. French Foundry Company in the mid-19th century where the "Red Cross" stove and other heating stoves were being manufactured originally. That production part of the company branched off on its own and became the Co-Operative Foundry Company.The company prospered at a time when the furnace and stove industry was in flux, with many operations closing or moving — proximity to new sources of demand, costs of transport, and location of raw materials were important factors. The Co-Operative Foundry Company started with its employees all owning stock in it.When this co-operative was organized it took over operations of a furnace and stove production plant called the French Foundry and used it as a branch location. In 1920 about $1,250,000 of furnaces, heaters, ranges and other kinds of stoves, including the "Red Cross" kitchen stove, were being manufactured. Frank M. Brayer, as president, was responsible for producing between 8,000 and 9,000 furnaces in the 1920s. It was estimated that over one million people were being warmed by these heating units that included the "Red Cross" stove. The plant of the Co-Operative Foundry Company, where the "Red Cross" stove and other ranges were mainly manufactured, consisted of six major buildings and a few smaller ones with a combined floor area of 300,000 square feet. The prosperous company had the latest technological devices for keeping the manufacturing air clean for the employees and had about 250 people at its peak operation. The company at its Rochester plant in 1920 had a recently installed porcelain enameling plant adjoining the main assembling plant. The enameling capability could then produce fifty "Red Cross" stoves a day. The concrete structure plant producing the "Red Cross" stove contained 7200 square feet of floor space. There was also another branch of the company in Chicago that started in 1879 that also marketed "Red Cross" stoves. This branch was run by Robert Robinson under the name R. Robinson and Son located on Lake St. The company changed its name in 1890 to Robinson Furnace Company when they added warm air heaters. Item is being sold “as is” as was found. Buy with confidence as I offer 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you have questions when item arrives, just let me know. I reserve the right to ship either USPS parcel post or UPS ground whichever is better. If it costs me less to ship than you pay me I will give you the overage via your PayPal account. I do not keep overages. Please view photos as they are considered part of the description. Kindly ask me questions before buying and I will respond to you promptly. This item is pre-owned, not new and not perfect, but just right for the collector who will understand and appreciate its unique value. You will receive the item in the pictures. Your satisfaction is important. Thank you for looking. International Buyers – Please Note: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying. Customs fees are normally charged by the shipping company or collected when you pick the item up. These fees are not additional shipping charges. We won't under-value merchandise or mark the item as a gift on customs forms. Doing that is against U.S. and international laws. Shipping & Handling: Shipping costs are what post office charges me with only minor handling included. Packing done carefully. Shipping to the United States and other countries if indicated. Shipping to approved PayPal address. I will gladly try to combine shipping on multiple like items. I ship promptly after you pay promptly. Insurance will be included in the handling charge if the item warrants it, such as fragile, antique or unusual collectible. Your satisfaction is very important. Please pay promptly after close of auction since I do not want to file unpaid claim with eBay. I do and always try to describe items to the best of my knowledge. If it does not say new or mint condition, then it is not new. A vintage item will show some signs of wear. Most of my items are vintage, used, pre-owned, so please view the photos included with the description to be sure you are comfortable with the condition and quality before buying. Many of my items are acquired from estate sales so I do not know the prior owner or history of the items. Please feel free to email me with questions prior to purchasing and I will do my best to answer. Returns accepted within 14 days. I reserve the right to cancel all bids if bidder has excessive negative feedback. I look forward to giving a positive rating to Buyer after a mutually positive experience. I sell on eBay as a fun hobby. My full-time job is managing a large customer service department where we strive to provide quality service to our customers just like you here on eBay. 62014 Condition: Please see below., Material: Cast Iron

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