Monday, November 12, 2012

We used to make things in this country. #55: Radiant Aluminum Co., Toronto Ontario

A radiant heater from years gone by:

Note the lovely design in the cast-iron base:

The brass maker's badge is in the centre of the cage:

A web search for the Radiant Aluminum Co. of Toronto yields zero results.  The name would suggest that this was the only type of product that they offered.  Such specialization has its risks.  Here yesterday, gone today.

H.E.P.C. stands for the Hydro Electric Power Commission, which was created in 1905 to generate and distribute electricity cheaply to Ontarians.  Apparently, it also at one time was charged with the authority to grant approval for electrical appliances sold in the province.


Anonymous said...

Apparently the company made more than the radiant heater as I have a curling iron in the original box, with same markings.Does anyone know an app year?aienary

The Duke said...

If you'd like to send a photo of the curling iron and box, and we'd be happy to add it to this post. The more info, the better!