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    Question Warren Evaporator

    I have a evaporator that was made by Warren Evaporator Works in Warren Ohio. Does anyone know anything about it? It does not look like any I have ever seen. I have had no luck finding anything on the Internet. Other than the company started 1882 and closed in the late 1920's. Any info would be helpful.

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    I have the arch doors to my great grandfather's Warren Evaporator hanging in my sugarhouse. There are pieces of the arch still in the woods at the site of the old, old sugarhouse. It was around a 4x14 size. I used to have an image from ebay of an identical Warren Evaporator but I have to search for it. It was the evaporator in the sugarhouse in my avatar.
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    Tapping the same trees my great, great and great grandfathers tapped.

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    I have been given a salesmans case to carry a model of the I.X.L Evaporator and the Model Evaporator. It is complete with the pans attached, the stack and the copper pipe to carry the sap from the heater to the other pans. There is a booklet that explains the various evaporator sizes and the cost. Over all size of the evaporator is apex. 20 inches by 9 inches. This is a real Gem. It was made by Warren Evaporator Works and Sales booklet appears to be 1908 - 1910.

    Bill

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    Bill could you post a pic?
    1000 taps on vacuum back down to 100 buckets
    2x7 A&A Raised Flue
    CDL vacuum filter
    Syrup made 2010:36 gal 2011:126 gal 2012:81 gal 2013:248 gal 2014: 329.5 gal 2015:305 gal 2016:316 gal 2017:258 gal 2018:147 gal 2019:91 gal
    Tapping the same trees my great, great and great grandfathers tapped.

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    Not to change the subject but what does IXL stand for? I have some buckets purchased from Heus years ago stamped with those initials.

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    Well not sure I can help much but will give you my story. Couple things first, because I am old and easily disrtacted!
    1. Very interesting on the years built. closed in the 1920s! Humm then I learned to make syrup on one in mid 60's, so it had to be 50 years old at that time.
    2. the concept of the Warren has not died it has been tweaked and is back bigger than ever! Not trying to steal any thunder but H2O and Glenn Goodrich have designed a modern day version and Glen is making that old fashioned flavored syrup like his granddad made.
    So when I was a kid I first boiled on a small flat pan Dad had set up. My job was poking sticks in the fire while he milked cows.
    Dad bought a old Warren in the early 60's. I ken it was old because it looked like it was a hundred years old when he set it up. It was a 3 x 10 wood fired of course, but Dad bricked up a roundish fire box and added a oil burner. The pans wer of English tin material.
    The rear pan is the preheating pan with maybe 20 cups hanging down into the arch. about 3 inches x 8 inches long, tapered. The rear pan also had a float system to control the sap flow into the evaporator. It was a large inverted pie plate size tin float. From the right front outside corner of the preheat pan was a large slip fit connection for the long 2 inch sap pipe which went to the first pan on the front of the arch. The 4 pans on the front were flat. 2 feet long x 3 feet wide. They had slip joints along the left side and the all fit together and the slip joints allowed the middile three pans to be lifted to empty the syrup to the left side of the arch. We finshed off on the 4th pan back the one next to the preheater pan. We boiled about 2 inches deep. But in the finish pan it may have bee 4 inches deep then boiled to finished syrup in one 4 gallon batch. There were brass or copper bungs to close off the slip joints. There was a brass bung on each of the side drains on the pans. On the right side of each flat pan were rings that allowed you to attach ropes to pulleys in the ceiling for easy lifting of the pans. Our syrup was always dark and always very good flavor.
    We had to replace the small oil burnere with a larger on to get it to boil well I still have the oil unit setting in the vast warehouse. The arch is gone the pans are gone.
    Hope that helps a little?
    We need pictures of the rig you have and of Bills sample!

    Regards,
    Chris
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    12" SIRO Filter Press.
    2015 Ford F250 PSD sap hauler
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    Too many Cub Cadets
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    IMG_8707.jpgIMG_8706.jpgI have taken several pictures of the model. I hope I have themes up so they will come thru.

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    Bill,
    Thanks that is a very nice scale model, has all the features of the real one too!
    Regards,
    Chris
    Casbohm Maple and Honey
    600 roadside taps
    3x10 King, WRU, AOF and AUF
    12" SIRO Filter Press.
    2015 Ford F250 PSD sap hauler
    One Golden named Maggie Cat named Lucy
    Too many Cub Cadets
    Ford Jubilee and several Allis WD's, and IH tractors

    www.mapleandhoney.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugarmaker View Post
    Well not sure I can help much but will give you my story. Couple things first, because I am old and easily disrtacted!
    1. Very interesting on the years built. closed in the 1920s! Humm then I learned to make syrup on one in mid 60's, so it had to be 50 years old at that time.
    2. the concept of the Warren has not died it has been tweaked and is back bigger than ever! Not trying to steal any thunder but H2O and Glenn Goodrich have designed a modern day version and Glen is making that old fashioned flavored syrup like his granddad made.
    So when I was a kid I first boiled on a small flat pan Dad had set up. My job was poking sticks in the fire while he milked cows.
    Dad bought a old Warren in the early 60's. I ken it was old because it looked like it was a hundred years old when he set it up. It was a 3 x 10 wood fired of course, but Dad bricked up a roundish fire box and added a oil burner. The pans wer of English tin material.
    The rear pan is the preheating pan with maybe 20 cups hanging down into the arch. about 3 inches x 8 inches long, tapered. The rear pan also had a float system to control the sap flow into the evaporator. It was a large inverted pie plate size tin float. From the right front outside corner of the preheat pan was a large slip fit connection for the long 2 inch sap pipe which went to the first pan on the front of the arch. The 4 pans on the front were flat. 2 feet long x 3 feet wide. They had slip joints along the left side and the all fit together and the slip joints allowed the middile three pans to be lifted to empty the syrup to the left side of the arch. We finshed off on the 4th pan back the one next to the preheater pan. We boiled about 2 inches deep. But in the finish pan it may have bee 4 inches deep then boiled to finished syrup in one 4 gallon batch. There were brass or copper bungs to close off the slip joints. There was a brass bung on each of the side drains on the pans. On the right side of each flat pan were rings that allowed you to attach ropes to pulleys in the ceiling for easy lifting of the pans. Our syrup was always dark and always very good flavor.
    We had to replace the small oil burnere with a larger on to get it to boil well I still have the oil unit setting in the vast warehouse. The arch is gone the pans are gone.
    Hope that helps a little?
    We need pictures of the rig you have and of Bills sample!

    Regards,
    Chris
    Excellent Chris. Thanks
    1000 taps on vacuum back down to 100 buckets
    2x7 A&A Raised Flue
    CDL vacuum filter
    Syrup made 2010:36 gal 2011:126 gal 2012:81 gal 2013:248 gal 2014: 329.5 gal 2015:305 gal 2016:316 gal 2017:258 gal 2018:147 gal 2019:91 gal
    Tapping the same trees my great, great and great grandfathers tapped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    Attachment 20354Attachment 20355I have taken several pictures of the model. I hope I have themes up so they will come thru.
    Very nice Bill. How about a picture of the front?
    1000 taps on vacuum back down to 100 buckets
    2x7 A&A Raised Flue
    CDL vacuum filter
    Syrup made 2010:36 gal 2011:126 gal 2012:81 gal 2013:248 gal 2014: 329.5 gal 2015:305 gal 2016:316 gal 2017:258 gal 2018:147 gal 2019:91 gal
    Tapping the same trees my great, great and great grandfathers tapped.

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