I am on my 4th boiler in 5 years. The boiler in the photo belongs to my Gran and I can remember it humming away in her kitchen for.. well.. as long as I’ve had memories.
It’s certainly older than me.
In fact I’d love to know how old it is. It’s a freestanding Glowworm. If you happen to be a boiler spotter or just respect great engineering, please let me know the name/type/age.
It’s a little tatty and if there are dials and panels still around, I’d be keen to restore it. It’s served the family well and the least I can do is attempt to restore it to its former glory.
Winter is coming and quite understandably my 86 year old Gran is rather attached to her Glowworm.
Media Attention says
It looks like it’s oil fired (kerosene) rather than gas, just going on the size, and the fact that it’s floor standing. Does Granumentally have an oil tank in her garden? Are there any gas appliances in her house, like fireplace or cooker?
@ScottBouch It’s certainly gas. I pay the bills. 🙂
Rob Amour says
Try e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org, they may be able to help.
Dave Gandy says
Hi did you find any details, I have just removed one, I have some pictures of the labels
Do you know how old they are?
I have the model numbers for the Glow Worm Balance flue boiler.
the instructions I have cover three models
40/52 – B
67/75 – B
92/100 – B
with them all being B I assume that relates to the balanced flue
I have just google’d
glow worm 40/52 – B
and someone recons its a 1966
please contact me if you would like a photo of the user lighting instructions.
hello dave….you can save my life ,well at least my toes from frostbite!
Our ancient boiler has just broke, just before the really cold weather is going to hit. could you really send me a copy of the the instruction,as our 12year old very nice heating engineer would like to see them.
Dave Gandy says
all I have left is the lighting instructions, i have a Jpg of them i can upload some ware
its all fixed now,just a worn jet!thanks for thinking of me.