Sankey Oil Heaters

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Sankey Oil Heaters
Sankey Oil Heaters
Year: 1958
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Item #: 1550
Room-wide low-cost heating! Here's the heater with the biggest oil tank - new Senator Luxury Oil Heater. Wonderful all-round heat for less than 1¬?d. an hour...
Source: Country Life, December 4, 1958

Comment by: leesha on 22nd July 2020 at 15:10

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Comment by: James on 5th February 2017 at 15:07
hi I have one of these for sale with the chrome legs and short legs it was passed down to me years ago and has sat in my garage ever since have pictures if anyone is interested please let me know thanks

Do you still have the heater i would like to have it as my mom had 1 of these i don't even now what happen to it lol.

Comment by: James on 5th February 2017 at 15:07

hi I have one of these for sale with the chrome legs and short legs it was passed down to me years ago and has sat in my garage ever since have pictures if anyone is interested please let me know thanks

Comment by: Jon wain on 9th January 2016 at 17:28

i have one of these and it was manufactured in 1957 as stamped
under its lid.

Comment by: Anne on 23rd April 2013 at 17:29

I still see these heaters on Ebay for use. In fact this drip feed heater was withdrawn and banned from the market in the early 70's. There were cases of them tipping over, and the parrafin spreading across the floor and igniting. If I remember correctly children died and many scarred for life. There was no fail safe mechanism to cut out the flame if it tipped up.

Comment by: Andre Ferrari on 14th February 2013 at 02:14

The burner looks identical to the one we used to have in our paraffin heater. I don't recall 'oil' heaters from my childhood. Everyone had paraffin heaters. The smell they gave off was instantly reognisable, though I havn't smelt that distinctive smell for years.

Comment by: jack on 18th June 2011 at 11:50

ive just bought one off the market today, what oil does it need and can you burn clean waste oil in it, does anyone know? it looks fairly decent and complete but the spring around the top of the burner has broken up, does anyone know where i might be able to find one? cheers.

Comment by: Keith on 10th December 2010 at 09:53

If anyone has one spare I want one for spares ,or can anyone tell me where to get any parts

Comment by: steve on 1st August 2009 at 21:37

We've still got a working Senator Heater at the garage i work it, it works throughout the winter keeping our toilet VERY warm, still works fantastic