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The antique Holyoke kerosene water heater with doors closed, showing the Holyoke Heart
The Holyoke water heater with doors open, showing the heating coils

The makers of the Holyoke believed that many small, tightly wound, coils would provide greater flexibility than fewer large ones, as was common in many heaters of its day.

They were trying to build a heater that would fit every need. The reservoir to the left of the burners held kerosene and had a gauge to show fuel level. Kerosene was a common fuel a hundred years ago.