I moved into a home built in 1948 15 months ago. It never occurred to me to
try and use the bathroom heater since I had central heat. I thought it might
be helpful to try since I could take a shower and not have to heat the whole
I had my doubts it would work. With fire extinguisher in hand, I turned it
on. It smoked, flamed, and I put it out.
The heater was behind a metal bracket inside a special area of the wall that
was cut for it. It had two coils that should turn bright orange from heat.
It turned on with a "breaker" type switch in front of the device. It hooked
into power like you were wiring a power outlet into the wall. From the looks
of it, it was put in when the house was built. There is no type of
identification on the device.
Hopefully I've described it well enough. Any idea if this is something I can
purchase online or at a store?