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Feed Water Heater.

Description: Patent for a new and improved feed water heater. This design "provide[s] a system of levers and a float which will automatically regulate the feed or supply of water to such heaters and lime-extractors . . . and further, that by securing a uniform supply of water the steam acts more equally upon the water, and thus secures a more uniform deposit of the lime" (lines 22-33). This allows for fewer accidents and less damage to the engine.
Date: August 10, 1880
Creator: Annear, John Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water-Heater.

Description: Patent for a water heater for use in small spaces. This water heater heats water rapidly and is less costly as well as smaller than a standard boiler.
Date: August 4, 1903
Creator: Damm, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water-Heater

Description: Patent for a device whereby water or other liquid may be heated instantaneously. (line 10-11)
Date: December 12, 1905
Creator: Hutchins, Rufus J.
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Condenser.

Description: Patent for a condenser for a hot water heater for use in homes.
Date: October 8, 1907
Creator: Nenninger, Oscar Alfred
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water-Heater.

Description: Patent for a portable water heater "in which a circulation of water may be had, whereby the same may become readily heated for use in a bath tub or other receptacle." (lines 12-15)
Date: November 18, 1913
Creator: Ramsey, Lee
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Feed Water Heater.

Description: Patent for a new and improved feed-water heater. This design "is to provide a boiler with a feed-water heater which will serve as a spark-arrester, and which will also purify the water and prevent the formation of scale in the water, and whereby, also, the heating surface will be increased and fuel economized. The invention consists of a feed-water heater composed of a series of pipes attached to half-cylindrical heads, placed diagonally in the fire-box of the boiler, and connected with the water-space of the boiler" (lines 8-19).
Date: November 9, 1886
Creator: Green, George
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water Heater and Purifier.

Description: Patent for a new and improved water heater and purifier. This design consists "[i]n the condenser, having the cover, the water-pipe and exhaust-steam pipe combined with the corrugated convex disk, whereby the water falls upon the disk and the steam enters beneath it" (lines 6-10).
Date: November 16, 1886
Creator: Wilson, Martin M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Feed Water Regulator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved feed-water regulator. This design "consists in the combination, with the heater, of a supply-pipe having a valve-chamber, a valve opening and closing said pipe, and having a stem which is packed through the wall of the heater, a bell-crank lever fulcrumed upon a stud projecting from the inner wall of the heater, and actuated by a float connected with one arm, the other arm being connected to the valve-stem, whereby the supply-pipe is opened and closed by the fall and rise of the water-level in the heater" (lines 16-27).
Date: December 11, 1883
Creator: Osborn, Adelbert E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water Heater for Washing Machines.

Description: Patent for a new and improved water heater for washing machines. This design "relates to that class of washing-machines in which a rotary slatted cylinder for holding the clothes and a coil of pipe for supplying the drum with hot water are employed; and it consists in certain improvements in the construction and arrangement of the heater and pipes for conveying water to and discharging it from the drum" (lines 14-21).
Date: June 28, 1881
Creator: Bailey, Charles F. & Perrenot, George F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Feed Water Heater.

Description: Patent for a new and improved water-heater. This design consists in "the combination of the supply-pipe, the supply-tank into which said pipe discharges, the said tank having a perforated bottom through which the water percolates, the vertically-divided cylinder forming the annular heating-chamber, the scatter-plates alternatingly located in diverse directions in said chamber, the said plates arranged to spray the water while heating as it falls from plate to plate, and the exhaust-steam pipe that discharges through an open port near the base of said annular heating-chamber" (lines 19-31).
Date: January 14, 1890
Creator: Knox, George F.
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Water Heater

Description: Patent for water heater. The invention is designed to use gas as fuel to heat the water heater. Illustrations included.
Date: December 4, 1906
Creator: Simpson, Ray C.
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Fluid Tempering Apparatus

Description: Patent for a fluid tempering apparatus. This invention relates to rapidly heating water system using numerous small streams of water that exposes each to a heat source. Illustration included.
Date: September 11, 1906
Creator: Haynie, Brooks
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water Heater

Description: Patent for a water heater. This invention relies on the heat of a smokestack of the oven to heat the water. Illustrations included.
Date: December 1, 1903
Creator: Allen, William Bell
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Photograph of the Vapo Butane Co. Building]

Description: Photograph of the Vapo Butane Co. building. The location is not given. The front of the store is all windows, and there are a number of gas appliances in side, including heaters, ovens, hot water heaters, and a grill. There is a neon sign on top of the building that says "Vapo Butane Co."
Date: unknown
Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society

Combined Heater and Filter

Description: Patent for a combined heater and filter. This invention is used in a dentists office to regulate the water supply for at the dentists chair. Illustration included.
Date: February 21, 1911
Creator: Gambati, Olympio F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water-Heater.

Description: Patent for a compact gas powered water heater that runs the water through firmly attached tubes that expand and contract with the water temperature and are placed in between heating elements. The machine can also be packed with ice to cool water in the tubes.
Date: June 18, 1907
Creator: Haynie, Brooks
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department