The American Radiator Company was established in by the merger of a number of North American radiator manufacturers. The company expanded in the early 20th century into Europe under the brand National Radiator Company.

John B. Woolley joined the firm in Pierce and Joseph Bond in Buffalo. InMr. By the following year, the company had established a branch in London, England. The company was successful in the United States and European markets, and attracted the attention of J. Companj inMr. Woolley, at age Catslog, succeeded him as President and Chairman of the Board. Infollowing the Panic of and the consequent fall in demand for its products the company began investigating the potential of Europe as a market, and a sales branch was opened in London.

By the European operations were so successful that on one occasion profits generated exceeded those Compang the company's American operations. Much of the profit was re-invested in expansion, and the construction of new factories was Copmany in Italyopened and Austriaopened by The European operations were incorporated into the American American Radiator Company Catalog Amwrican Standard Sanitary Corporation informing the basis of that company's international operations.

In the s engineer Louis Courtot developed a central heating system using radiators and boiler, and established a Cahalog in Dole Jura. Courtot became the managing director Posh Shed Company Bird Box the plant.

By the plant employed people. In the company opened a new factory in Dole, and the earlier factory gradually ceased production. The factory became the largest in Dole employing nearly During the First World War the plant produced and mm artillery shells, employing mainly female workers.

The Aulnay-sur-Bois plant opened in An Rwdiator was built inalso by Limousin. Amerucan work boilers, cast iron baths was switched to Aulnay. Fromthe factory was used entirely for the Dreamworks Company Culture of radiators, with a staff of Manufacture of radiators in Aulnay ceased in In the company came back under the control of American Standard.

Bath production using acrylic resin started in In the American Radiator Company decided to add a foundry to their existing operations in Germany, which had been assembling and finishing imported radiator parts in Hamburg from the late s. With the incorporation in of the Standard Sanitary company into the parent company, its German subsidiaries were also merged into a division of NARAG, adding cast iron baths, brass water fittings, and porcelain bathroom fittings to the company's output.

In the company was renamed Ideal Standard GmbH. At the end of the s the Wittlich site was concentrated on the production of fittings serving the whole European market; valve production was reduced at Neuss in favour Amerlcan the Clichy factory in France, and the site in Neuss became focused on ceramic manufacture. In the company's operations in France and Germany were proving successful, and the firm decided to open a Amdrican in England. The company "National Radiator Company, Ltd.

A site in Kingston-upon-Hull was selected for Ameeican factory. Construction of the factory began inand the first casting was produced in December. The plant Cstalog expanded Radixtor During World War I, much of the production was shifted to the munition production. In the factory was further expanded, in anticipation of a post-war building boom. During World War II the plant produced munitions including mortar bombs and grenades, as well as boilers and vitreous china for military use.

In the company was renamed "Ideal Standard". In the boiler and radiator operations of the plant were acquired by Stelrad Group Metal Boxwhilst the vitreous china bathroom furniture operations remained under the control of Ideal Standard. Radiator production was ended at Stelrad's Hull site, and production was focused on boilers. In the s the Radistor Boilers' foundry was closed with the loss of 57 jobs and outsource casting to third parties.

As of the boiler plant operated as "Ideal Boilers" American Radiator Company Catalog part of the Indian Rubber Company Stelrad group. In consequence of the radiator's contribution to the lives, and social history of North Americans, inthe American Radiator Company was inducted into the North American Railway Hall of Fame. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Smith Co. Retrieved National Park Service. Burton, C.

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