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GALLERY: Vintage HVAC Advertisements, 1941

April 27, 2016
Advertisements from 1941, the 13th year of HPAC Engineering magazine, then called Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

1941 was a year of tragic events. Adolf Hitler began the first phase of mass killings by gas chamber in Nazi Germany, and on Dec. 7, the Japanese launched a surprise attack on the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, prompting America to enter World War II.

Despite darkening clouds overseas, American culture shined. Orson Welles’ film "Citizen Kane" premiered, and Disney’s fourth animated feature, "Dumbo," was released. Drive-in fast-food restaurants and drive-in movies grew in popularity. And General Mills introduces the popular breakfast cereal CheeriOats, known today as Cheerios.

In the advertising world, the first commercial legally shown on American television was aired prior to a baseball game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies, launching commercialized television. In print, advertising focused even more intensely on patriotism and American support, using robust war imagery and pro-American messages.

This article contains a selection of advertisements that appeared in HPAC Engineering magazine, then called Heating, Piping and Air Conditioning, in 1941.

January and February 1941

Baker Ice Machine Co. Inc.

Baker Ice Machine Co. Inc. ad from the January 1941 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

Kewanee Boiler Corp.

Kewanee Boiler Corp. ad from the January 1941 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

Johnson Service Co.

Johnson Service Co. ad from the January 1941 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

The Fulton Sylphon Co.

The Fulton Sylphon Co. ad from the February 1941 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

The V. D. Anderson Co.

The V. D. Anderson Co. ad from the February 1941 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

Taylor Instrument Co.

Taylor Instrument Co. ad from the February 1941 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

March and April 1941

Tuttle & Bailey Inc.

Tuttle & Bailey Inc. ad from the March 1941 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

Dunham Heating Service

Dunham Heating Service ad from the March 1941 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

Novoid Cork Insulation

Novoid Cork Insulation ad from the March 1941 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

Taylor Instrument Co.

Taylor Instrument Co. ad from the April 1941 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

Kinetic Chemicals Inc.

Kinetic Chemicals Inc. ad from the April 1941 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

Clarage Fan Co.

Clarage Fan Co. ad from the April 1941 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

May and June 1941

American Chain & Cable Co.

American Chain & Cable Co. ad from the May 1941 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

Spoehrer-Lange Co.

Spoehrer-Lange Co. ad from the May 1941 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

Modine Manufacturing Co.

Modine Manufacturing Co. ad from the June 1941 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

July and August 1941

Randall Graphite Products Corp.

Randall Graphite Products Corp. ad from the July 1941 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

SKF Industries Inc.

SKF Industries Inc. ad from the July 1941 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

The Trane Co.

The Trane Co. ad from the July 1941 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

The USO Committee

The USO Committee ad from the July 1941 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

American Blower Corp.

American Blower Corp. ad from the August 1941 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

L. J. Wing Mfg. Co.

L. J. Wing Mfg. Co. ad from the August 1941 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

Marlo Coil Co.

Marlo Coil Co. ad from the August 1941 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

September and October 1941

The American Rolling Mill Co.

The American Rolling Mill Co. ad from the September 1941 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

The Dole Valve Co.

The Dole Valve Co. ad from the September 1941 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

B. F. Sturtevant Co.

B. F. Sturtevant Co. ad from the September 1941 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

Detroit Lubricator Co.

Detroit Lubricator Co. ad from the September 1941 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

Keeney Publishing Co.

Keeney Publishing Co. ad from the September 1941 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

Armstrong Cork Co.

Armstrong Cork Co. ad from the October 1941 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

Taylor Instrument Co.

Taylor Instrument Co. ad from the October 1941 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

The V. D. Anderson Co.

The V. D. Anderson Co. ad from the October 1941 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

November and December 1941

The Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co.

The Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. ad from the November 1941 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

Spang Chalfant Inc.

Spang Chalfant Inc. ad from the November 1941 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

Fitzgibbons Boiler Co. Inc.

Fitzgibbons Boiler Co. Inc. ad from the November 1941 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

Allis-Chalmers

Allis-Chalmers ad from the December 1941 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

Republic Steel Corp.

Republic Steel Corp. ad from the December 1941 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

Torrington Mfg. Co.

Torrington Mfg. Co. ad from the December 1941 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

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