Last Potterton boiler reveals history

The last Potterton boiler from Warwick’s engineering past has been placed in retirement – revealing a hidden surprise.

The boiler is the last one to come off the production line at Baxi’s factory in Warwick and has now been replaced after seventeen years of being installed in a home’s cellar in Scotland.

Engineers from Glasgow Gas Call Services found the boiler when its owner, Alistair, called for a modern replacement to be installed.

On the back of the boiler casing, the last employees to work on it had signed their names and dated it February 22, 1999.

“Each of the Baxi employees who had worked on the boiler had signed it with the production date of February 1999,” Gas Call Services Managing Director Mike Donnelly said.

“We got in touch with our local Potterton representative Cameron Brown who in turn contacted Baxi Heating at its head office in Warwick. They were keen for us to return the boiler to its birthplace.”

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