Heating museum

The world’s biggest data base of old French heating appliances

1898 Brevet par M. Schindler-Jenny, Dispositif de chauffage par l'électricité
1898 Brevet par M. Schindler-Jenny, Dispositif de chauffage par l'électricité

Over the past 30 years, a whole section of French industry, the heating and cooking appliances, disappeared. There remain only a few isolated survivors of the thousands that were often precursors and major global operators in this market since the 17th century.

At this time of heat pumps, induction hobs, BBQs and holidays, it is good to remember that heating has long been a very important part of the family budget and took considerable time. The fuel savings were mandatory not only for heating but also for domestic cooking appliances.

1930 Les fourneaux Briffault Paris
1930 Les fourneaux Briffault Paris
1898 Catalogue Grimm, première fabrique Suisse d'appareils à cuire et à chauffer à l'électricité
1898 Catalogue Grimm, première fabrique Suisse d'appareils à cuire et à chauffer à l'électricité

For over 250 years, these two items have mobilized industries, researchers and philanthropists who have together sought to improve efficiency and reduce the cost.

If dried yak or camel dung is still used in some countries that we consider as “exotic” or “touristic”, it is good to remember that this type of fuel was still used in France less than 80 years ago, and the current wave of “sustainable development” is gradually reminding of these renewable fuels.

The purpose of this museum is to avoid that this time of our domestic history, disappears completely from our memory.

J. Jumeau

The world’s biggest data base of old French heating appliances, Ultimheat Museum, components and technical books and catalogs

1905 Faienceries de Sarreguemines & Digoin, Poelerie réfractaire Française
1905 Faienceries de Sarreguemines & Digoin, Poelerie réfractaire Française

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