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  • landmark_equipment
    selected as the outright winner was thought to have been first designed and installed in 80 BC and is attributed to Sergius Orata It is of course the Roman Underfloor Hypocaust Heating System and was in use throughout the UK and elsewhere for over 400 years Indeed after the departure of the Romans from Britain in around 410 AD it was many hundreds of years before the concept was re

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  • steam boilers
    favour of the use of electricity to create steam it being cheaper in capital cost and had a minimal effect on the environment So when the Heritage Group are told of an old steam boiler plant it is always then involved in recording the equipment before its possible removal and disposal One such vertical steam boiler now disused originally supplying a laundry was seen at an old school in Somerset

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  • timeline_boilers
    early development of Boilers in Britain USA Index to Contents with Illustrations 1663 1782 1803 1868 1870 1878 1899 1906 Photographs Acknowledgement and thanks go to Heritage Group members Brian Roberts Paul Yunnie for their assistance with the supply of

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  • Newsletter No 1A
    being held in the cafeteria of the Carrickfergus local Co op Supermarket Christmas Lecture 1999 It was decided that unfortunately a Lecture could not be held this year as it had become too late to make the necessary arrangements and to find a suitable building for the visit WILSON WEATHERLEY PHIPSON Research is continuing into tracing this eminent engineers history Particular points of current interest are Family History genealogy Work for the Admiralty in Woolwich Lecture to the Medical Officers of Health in Marylebone London 1859 American connection with District Heating Birmingham Town Hall c 1890 Author of A Memoire c 1892 The search for a photograph South West Region wish to dispose of some old IHVE ASHE and ASHRAE bound technical guides for the following years IHVE 1929 1934 1937 1944 ASHVE 1948 1954 ASHACE 1955 1958 ASHRAE 1959 1962 Should anyone wish to add any of these guides to their collection or know of someone who may please contact committee member F J Ferris SPRING MEETING VISIT A possible venue for the spring meeting has been suggested as a visit to St Georges Hall in Liverpool to be held in May 2000 and this is currently being researched

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  • Newsletter No 2A
    date all the recently found information It will be presented as a lecture given by the Heritage Group WILSON WEATHERLEY PHIPSON MICE 1838 1891 Research is continuing into tracing this eminent engineers history Particular points of current interest are A visit to the Birmingham Library and Records Archive found The original plan layout drawings and sections prepared by Phipson from his Strand Offices in London for the Birmingham Council Offices and the Museum Art Gallery Extensions dating from 1869 The articles in the Birmingham Daily Mail from October 1891 mentioned in A Memoir were also found and copied The search for a photograph of him and also the name of the author of A Memoir dated 1892 continues BUILDING CONSERVATION TRUST Members will be interested to learn about the relocation of the CIRCA Trust WICCAD heritage collections from Frome in Somerset to the Stroud Mills Heritage Centre in Gloucestershire The home for the new archive is at Kimmins Mill Sainsbury s Dudbridge Stroud The Curator is John Keenan Tel No 0117 968 7850 Jonathan David of CIBSE will initially manage the CIRCA trust SUMMER MEETING VISIT The proposed summer venue will be a return visit to Belfast this time to view what could be the last working steam driven ventilation system in existence This system is housed in a technical college in Belfast It is understood that this building is under consideration for demolition so all Group members attending make sure that you bring cameras or Camcorders The Heritage Group Homepage on the CIBSE Website has now been updated to allow members to keep in touch with the latest information procured by the Group Should anyone have any comments on further additions for the Homepage please inform the Editor THE BUILDING CONSERVATION TRUST This trust is proposing an initiative for

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  • Newsletter No 3A
    time period Disk humidifiers washers belt driven from the steam engine Waste steam feed water pre heater Branch duct air re heaters fed from a one pipe heating circuit Branch duct volume control dampers The Christmas Lecture for the Heritage Group was arranged as a joint meeting with dinner at the Rumford Club They invited group members to join them at their St Stevens Club Queen Anne s Gate London for their December meeting Two after dinner speakers gave presentations The first was given by Dr Frank James of the Royal Institution who gave a talk on Humphrey Davy and his assistant Michael Faraday who then went on to become the eminent Engineer and distinguished Lecturer at the Royal Institution The second talk was given by group Vice chairman Paul Yunnie who talked about the life and exploits of Benjamin Thompson Count Rumford A very enjoyable evening was had by all the attending Group Members The AGM and Group Committee meeting was held in the preceding afternoon The Heritage Group has also learnt of a Perkins high pressure heating system circa 1882 which is still in everyday use in the Church of St Thomas a Becket in Northaw Herts Anyone who lives local to that area is invited to take photos by appointment with the Vicar of the heating system for the Heritage Group with particular reference to the boiler plant which could be the original although converted to oil firing PROJECTS IN PROGRESS The book titled The Comfort Makers is due to be published by ASHRAE in January 2001 The booklet G N Haden Sons Ltd Bristol Office is being printed The book titled The Magic of Hot Water has now been completed and is due to be published in the Spring of 2001 The first draft of the

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  • Newsletter No 4
    radiators and pipework systems have been found and recorded The earliest examples found so far date back to the 1870 s Some examples are shown below The Search is now to find warm air stoves still in existence whether in use or even derelict and abandoned CIBSE members and other Engineers are invited to contact the Heritage Group with details whenever they come across any heating or ventilating systems and or equipment that dates from this time period Victorian Radiator in Winscombe Church Perkins Heating Coil in East Brent Church CI Header box V Skinner St Mary Redcliffe Gurney Stove from Salisbury Cathedral page 1 The Winter Meeting was held at the Saville Row London Offices of English Heritage After the meeting the HG was given a guided tour of their Library The Group had an interesting time checking through their extensive collection One of the books on the Albert Hall was found to make a reference to Wilson Weatherley Phipson The HG has now established an ongoing contact for the exchange of information with the National Association of Decorative and Fine Art Societies NADFAS Their Committee of Church Recorders will now provide the HG with information about any original heating systems in the Victorian and Edwardian church buildings they are surveying and recording PROJECTS IN PROGRESS The book entitled The Comfort Makers is complete being printed for the ASHRAE Summer Meeting The first rough draft of the book the story about the early Heating Engineers entitled The Heat Makers has been prepared Work continues on the Air Conditioning of the Skyscraper book Research is still continuing for the book Wilson Weatherley Phipson Victorian Engineer Extraordinary Information is continuing to be collected about all types of early heating and ventilating systems in church buildings The first draft of the introductory

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  • December 2001
    1900 This building was and still is heated by an early example of a dual duct ventilation system with radiators acting as the terminal heaters The original electrical distribution system was DC supply with bronze conduits The building has now been rewired and updated to AC but with many of the old conduits and its wiring being reused The original light switches were incorporated into large bronze ornate wall plates which resemble gas taps and turn through 30o to switch the electricity on or off Many of these switches as shown below are still in use today Thanks are given to John Benn and Tim Bowden of Gifford Consulting Engineers for the slide show and guided tour of the building T he HG summer visit was to Eltham Palace in London Thanks to David Drewe English Heritage for the organisation and also to Trev Bosman who was the tour guide PROJECTS IN PROGRESS Biography of Wilson Weatherley Phipson a Victorian Heating Engineer The Heat Makers A history of the original earliest heating companies Manufacturing the Weather a company History of Carrier Engineering Ltd UK 1921 1970 The history of 19th Century Glasshouse Heating Municipal Technical Institute Belfast Histories of the Northern Ireland firms Davidson and Musgrave Church Heating in Victorian Edwardian times Lighting and Electrical Services in the Great Ocean Liners St BOTOLPH S CHURCH BURGH SUFFOLK The HG have been told that this Church nr Woodbridge in Suffolk still uses its original gas lighting which is the only lighting available in the Church If any one on the mailing list is in the area and can confirm this fact the Editor would like to hear from you A photograph or two would be even better ELECTRONIC MAILING LIST LECTRONIC MAILING LIST The Hon Secretary would like to be able to communicate electronically with everyone on the mailing list who has an email address Would Members please contact the Hon Secretary with this information The Hon Secetary wld like to be able tocommunicateelectronically with everyone on the pleasecontHon Secretary with thinformation page 2 MORE DISCOVERIES ON CHURCH HEATING Since the Heritage Group embarked on their project to check out various Churches and other buildings from the Victorian and Edwardian periods many more examples of early heating and ventilating equipment and or memorabilia in these buildings have been found Below are a few more of the examples discovered A G N Haden Sons Ltd Warm Air Stove system dated 1860 complete with builders ducts and floor gratings in a Church on the Isle of Wight Fresh air inlet ventilation duct called a Tobin Tube in a Truro Cornwall Chapel similar to the type shown in the Walter Jones 1904 book Heating by Hot Water Pedestal Cast Iron box enclosure covering a finned radiator in a Trowbridge Wiltshire Church A brass engraved wall plaque stating the name of the firm who installed the heating system in 1875 in another Isle of Wight Church page 3 SURPRISE FIND IN A STATELY MANSION No

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