No more digital thermostats!
After 3 super duper programmable wonder boxes which could do everything except run
the furnace we dragged the vintage 1960 era bimetallic analog milk horse out of
retirement and watched in amazement as the house warmed up and cooled down without a hiccup!
The only problem was temperature control.
In the 1960’s no one quibbled about 71/72/73 degrees.
Close enough was good enough.
Enter another fine analog product from yesteryear- the lipstick tube.
With a twist of the dial the temperature can be adjusted in increments of 1/2 degree!
Ma is happy, I am happy, the furnace is happy.
Happy, happy, happy!
By the way, credit for the lipstick tube adjustable switch courtesy of
Fred MacMurray in “Dive Bomber”