520 Fire Tube Discontinued

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eskimo
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Post Fri. Aug. 20, 2010 9:10 am

what year was the 520 fire tube discontinued and the plate version started, or can you order both versions today?

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Post Fri. Aug. 20, 2010 10:25 am

It would be nice if they still made a fire tube boiler 8-)

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Post Fri. Aug. 20, 2010 3:12 pm

I have a refurbed 520 Highboy firetube boiler I'm planning to list for sale one of these days, so you'll have a chance to order one. :D I think EFM switched over to the plate design sometime in the 1960's.

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Post Fri. Aug. 20, 2010 6:34 pm

JC will tell us when as soon as he sees this thread. In the meantime you can look at these:
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1959 EFM 350 10 tube
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Post Sat. Aug. 21, 2010 2:35 am

eskimo wrote:what year was the 520 fire tube discontinued and the plate version started, or can you order both versions today?

thanks

eskimo
From 1980 to present all are Plate Heat exchanger boilers They made both Tubes and Plates heat exchangers boilers in the 60s 70s From 1948 threw 50s Tubes. There were 4 manufactures That made boilers for EFM - Fitz-gibbon - Lo - line - Cobco - Kirkland - General Machine / EFM one and the same . EFM also made the Fire Jet Flate bed stoker boiler.
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Post Sat. Aug. 28, 2010 11:09 pm

i would like to thank every one for the great information that you shared.

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