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Radiant Overhead Heating

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There are two types of heating appliance that were designed for overhead heating. The first shown below is the ‘Stokes Heat and Light Unit’ which combines gas lighting with a radiant heating surface.

Stokes Heat & light unit 550w

The second unit known as the ‘CP Raymaster’ was developed as an efficient means of radiant heating using a row of plain jets combined with carefully shaped reflectors.

CP Raymaster 550 w

The illustration below shows a classic application for the Raymaster in a long airy building which would be expensive to heat with any other method. The use of radiant heating in one form or another is still widely used in industrial buildings.

CP Raymaster installation 550 w

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The background to the site is a modern picture of Westminster, the ‘home’ of William Sugg for so many years. It was taken from the roof of The House of Lords during a visit by the Heritage Group of CIBSE in 2004 and centres on Westminster Abbey. The header carries a woodcut of ‘Vincent Works’, the Sugg factory, which might well have been visible from this vantage point. William used this on one of his letter heads. The first and oldest logo also shows the intimate connection with Westminster as it carries the Westminster portcullis with the inscription ‘en avant’ – ‘in advance’. The second logo replaced the earlier one around 1920 and was used right the way through the century until the ‘modern’ era when the ‘flame’ logo was applied to the new era of gas heating equipment with the new factory in Crawley.

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