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GALLERY: Vintage HVAC Advertisements, 1942

May 18, 2016
Advertisements from 1942, the 14th year of HPAC Engineering magazine, then called Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

Having entered the second world war in December 1941, the United States quickly began to mobilize car makers and other manufacturers for the production of weapons and encourage citizens to donate scrap metals and fabrics to help build tanks, guns, and ships in 1942.

With support from the United Kingdom and Canada, the United States began nuclear-weapon research with the Manhattan Project in 1942.

Duct tape was developed by the U.S. military in 1942.

In popular culture, the screen classic “Casablanca” premiered in 1942, and Bing Crosby’s famous song “White Christmas” was released in the musical film “Holiday Inn.” Meanwhile, Walt Disney’s fifth full-length animated classic, "Bambi," also debuted.

Print advertisements still focused on strong and pro-American imagery, using compelling pictures of aircraft, soldiers, Navy ships, and weapons. Calls to action included donating scrap for the war effort, enlisting in the war effort, and defending America at all costs.

This article features some of the advertisements that appeared in HPAC Engineering, then called Heating, Piping and Air Conditioning, in 1942.

January and February 1942

Lewin-Mathes Co.

Lewin-Mathes Co. ad from the January 1942 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

The Ric-WiL Co.

The Ric-WiL Co. ad from the January 1942 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

SKF Industries Inc.

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

Revere Copper and Brass Inc.

Revere Copper and Brass Inc. ad from the February 1942 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

The Trane Co.

The Trane Co. ad from the February 1942 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

Howell Electric Motors Co.

Howell Electric Motors Co. ad from the February 1942 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

March and April 1942

John J. Nesbitt Inc.

John J. Nesbitt Inc. ad from the March 1942 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

Buffalo Forge Co.

Buffalo Forge Co. ad from the March 1942 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

The Ric-WiL Co.

The Ric-WiL Co. ad from the March 1942 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

Carrier Corp.

Carrier Corp. ad from the April 1942 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

Taylor Instrument Co.

Taylor Instrument Co. ad from the April 1942 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

Clarage Fan Co.

Clarage Fan Co. ad from the April 1942 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

May and June 1942

J. H. Williams & Co.

J. H. Williams & Co. ad from the May 1942 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

Randall Graphite Product Corp.

Randall Graphite Product Corp. ad from the May 1942 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

Taylor Instruments Co.

Taylor Instruments Co. ad from the May 1942 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

United States Air Conditioning Corp.

United States Air Conditioning Corp. ad from the June 1942 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

B. F. Sturtevant Co.

B. F. Sturtevant Co. ad from the June 1942 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

C. A. Dunham Co.

C. A. Dunham Co. ad from the June 1942 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

July and August 1942

American Air Filter Co. Inc.

American Air Filter Co. Inc. ad from the July 1942 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

American Blower Corp.

American Blower Corp. ad from the July 1942 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

Clarage Fan Co.

Clarage Fan Co. ad from the July 1942 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

American Rolling Mill Co.

American Rolling Mill Co. ad from the August 1942 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp.

Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp. ad from the August 1942 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

The Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co.

The Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. ad from the August 1942 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

September and October 1942

Allis-Chalmers Mfg. Co.

Allis-Chalmers Mfg. Co. ad from the September 1942 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

Tuttle & Bailey Inc.

Tuttle & Bailey Inc. ad from the September 1942 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

Spang Chalfant Inc.

Spang Chalfant Inc. ad from the September 1942 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

Dayton Rubber Mfg. Co.

Dayton Rubber Mfg. Co. ad from the October 1942 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

John J. Nesbitt Inc.

John J. Nesbitt Inc. ad from the October 1942 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

Illinois Engineering Co.

Illinois Engineering Co. ad from the October 1942 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

November and December 1942

General Electric Co.

General Electric Co. ad from the November 1942 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

Airco

Airco ad from the November 1942 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

The Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co.

The Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. ad from the November 1942 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

Mueller Brass Co.

Mueller Brass Co. ad from the December 1942 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

Minneapolis-Honeywell Regulator Co.

Minneapolis-Honeywell Regulator Co. ad from the December 1942 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

Fulton Sylphon Co.

Fulton Sylphon Co. ad from the December 1942 issue of Heating Piping and Air Conditioning.

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