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HUMPHREY GAS HEATERS

RESTORE HEATERS, RESTORED GAS HEATERS, RESTORE SPACE HEATERS


Here's a couple of "RADIANT FIRE HEATERS"

ANTIQUE HEATER, ANTIQUE GAS HEATER, ANTIQUE HEATER PARTS, ANTIQUE HEATER RADIANTS

In April of 1901, Alfred Humphrey left his family's business and started General Gas Light in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He had invented an inverted gas light and opened a business to manufacture the new gaslights. The inverted flame allowed light to be reflected down rather than the standard gaslights with the flame up. The plant eventually took up a full city block in Kalamazoo and produced over 60,000 lamps a year. When Mr. Edison and his electric light bulb became the common thing in use, Alf Humphrey went back to the drawing board and invented the Humphrey Radiant-fire gas heater using the same technology. It again was a success and ads for the heater were seen in national magazines like the Saturday Evening Post. During World War II, General Gas Light switched to making military material such as gun sights for aircraft and other parts. After the war, Humphrey went back to gas heaters and revived the gas lamps for campers and propane use. A short surge also came with the Alaska oil boom in the 1970's, when General Gas Light had singing radio ads in Alaska advertising the lamps. During the 1950's management foresaw the demise of gas heating and lighting and found a new industry to grow. It was pneumatics. Humphrey started with pneumatic valves and grew over the years to manufacture many types, sizes and varieties of valves and cylinders for all sorts of OEM applications. A new plant was built on the edge of Kalamazoo, Michigan and it also has grown with the company. There are now over 400 employees still producing valves and cylinders for pneumatic applications. The name was changed from General Gaslight to Humphrey Products in 1979 when most of the gas business was divested. /

 

MUSEUM QUALITY ANTIQUE HEATERS

We offer CUSTOM service on ANTIQUE heaters.  Examples below of heaters that have been "RESTORED"

 

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Since 1913
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FORT WORTH, TEXAS  76105
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