Saturday, October 08, 2005

Antique Hot Water Heater

Anybody need a gas hot water heater? We would like to get a new one but just can't bear to trash the old one - it's an antique! A 45 gallon Crane-Line Superior Automatic Water Heater complete with instalation tag dated August 15, 1953. Every morning I have a hot shower and it shows no signs of slowing down. But since I want to eventually install radiant heat, a new water heater is in the plans. When I called Crane to see if they would be interested in buying it back, perhaps as a museum piece for their fine craftsmanship, the sales rep wasn't even aware that they used to make water heaters. I guess I could always use it as a decorative planter in the middle of the rose garden. The plumbers suggested eBay. Let me know if you have any great ideas or if you would be able to take it off my hands. I'd even help load it up on a truck.