A PART of Warwick’s engineering history has been put into retirement – and it delivered one final surprise.
The last ever Potterton boiler to come off the production line at Baxi’s factory in the town has been replaced 17 years after first being installed in the cellar of a Scotland home.
The Potterton Profile boiler was discovered by engineers from Glasgow-based Gas Call Services when homeowner Alistair decided it was time to install a modern replacement.
And on examining the unit they noticed the back of the casing had been signed by employees who had worked on it – on February 26, 1999.
Mike Donnelly, managing director of Gas Call Services, told The Observer: “Each of the Baxi employees who had worked on the boiler had signed it with the production date of February 1999,” explained
“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.”
Gas Call replaced the old boiler with a more modern one.