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Narrow in scope?[edit]

Just a comment in passing. This article is rather focussed on US practices, and mainly those currently in use. What about a more worldwide view, and more historical practices, eg when boilers were riveted together? (Boilers for heritage transport applications still are, in most cases.) -- EdJogg (talk) 16:26, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

Different scope. Boilers are past their heyday, so most US boilermakers are ironworkers who are working on other sorts of steel fabrication, other than boilers or indeed iron.
If we want an article on "the making of boilers", then that could be international, but it should be quite separate from this article. Andy Dingley (talk) 11:17, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
Ten years passed (well, short of a few days ;) - nothing changed. I'd recommend to acknowledge the fact - that the word and the specific trade behind it are, indeed, a North American specialty - and remove the tag. Elsewhere the same trade may or may not have a distinct name, or may not exist as a trade at all, being split between different established trades (I myself come from a latter-type culture). That's perfectly normal - each culture finds its own ways of shaping and organizing its labor force; it just happens differently. Retired electrician (talk) 10:07, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

Statue authenticity?[edit]

Are you sure that's a statue of a boilermaker? To me, it looks like George C. Scott portraying George S. Patton in the epic 1970 film Patton. If I had more power here, I'd check that out. Alas, I am but a lowly lay WP contributor and lack the political torque to affect real change, photo-authenticity-wise. I have also—and this is no coincidence, I assure you—just consumed a boilermaker of the mixological variety, which has not helped my judgment regarding Discussion posts, but which does seem to have enhanced my powers of photo suspicion. – AndyFielding (talk) 09:47, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Patton had trousers. I'd agree though that it conveys nothing to this article. Andy Dingley (talk) 10:39, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

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