Potomac Electric Power Co.

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Potomac Electric Power Co.
A photo of a electrical oil burner from 1933 at the Potomac Electric Power Co
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According to Wikipedia, "An oil burner is a part attached to an oil furnace, water heater, or boiler. It provides the ignition of heating oil/biodiesel fuel used to heat either air or water via a heat exchanger."

So this would apparently attach to your home boiler and burn oil to heat the water in the boiler to provide hot water for your faucets and steam for your radiators. I think more modern versions may still be used nowadays.
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