Russell Distributing Co. was a distributor of Kresky Oil Burners. Established 1910 by James Kresky as the Kresky Brooder Co; name changed to Kresky Manufacturing Co. in 1919; purchased by Clarence Miller in 1938; manufactured oil burning heaters
Genealogical material gathered by Helen Jacobs Taylor and her husband, Charles S. Taylor, relating to the family of Abraham Jacobs (1872-1963) of Corinth, Vermont, mainly following the line of his son, Jamie Elwin Jacobs (1897-1993). The material has been collated in a binder and appears to be arranged chronologically. The binder contains genealogical material, photographs, and brochures relating to family businesses. The businesses include peddling, horse trading, oil burners, and snowmobiles. Of particular interest is the material relating to the invention of the "sno-rover" snowmobile. As well, the binder contains a small amount of material relating to Abraham Jacobs' brother, Simon Jacobs (1864-1936) of Vermont and New Jersey
Hagley Museum and Library - Manuscripts and Archives Department
The York Oil Burner Company was a manufacturer of oil-fired residential and commercial oil heating equipment. This collection consists of one album containing 80 black & white photographic prints of industrial equipment of the York Oil Burner Co., Inc. Many of the photographs are interior views of building basements showing York Oil Burner Co. equipment installed in the building's furnace system.
An octagonal cast iron tower, 43 ft high, was imported from England and assembled on Breaksea Island at the entrance to King George's Sound near Albany by convicts in 1858. Made to a design by the Colonial Lighthouse Engineer at the Board of Trade in London, its second order catadioptric light with oil burners was placed 383 feet above sea level, and was visible for 30 nautical miles. The tower was reconstructed in rough dressed stone 24 feet high in 1901 and given a first-order light. Manning ceased in 1926. The light was converted from acetylene gas to solar power in 1984
The records document Consumers' Research's testing, research, and projects relating to heating the home. Included are correspondence, notes, magazine and newspaper clippings, photographs, product literature, catalogs, test results, operating manuals, advertisements, and purchase orders. Topics include home fuels, Department of Energy materials, the energy crisis of the 1970s, comparative efficiency of fuels, wood as fuel, coal, synthetic fuels, natural gas, fuel oil, bottled gas, heating apparatus and methods, fuel saving devices, conversion burners, heating and ventilation equipment, thermostats, heat pumps, warm air heaters, radiators, electric heating, coal furnaces, oil burners, gas furnaces, portable space or room heaters, solar heating, and electricity rates. Other subjects included are standards and specifications, product hazards, and test methods