At the time I saw this when inspection an older home in Dayton I thought nothing of it, other than this is an old furnace with a name that has disappeared and no longer builds furnaces. For sentimental value I
took a photo of the manufacturers tag and thought I would be able to find out all about on the internet.
The Gaul Air Conditioning Co, Dayton, Ohio. This was probably a once proud company, one of many that have a place in Dayton’s manufacturing history. Its a history that is full inventions and engineering firsts from the electric starter to the pull tab found on beer and soda cans. Did this company play a part in Dayton’s list of inventions?
The solid brass plate for UNIT NO.F40-2 has a story that we have no knowledge of which makes it a fascinating keepsake.
This plaque was attached to a 100,000 BTU furnace made by a company that evidently thought of themselves as an air conditioning manufacturer (building furnaces) which makes me think it may have had some inventions that have been forgotten.
Leave a Reply