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    Posted 9 years ago

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    hi dont know the maker yet ,need time to clean it ,are these valueble can you help with this thank you ,barn sale couple bucks

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    1. lundy lundy, 9 years ago
      hi all collectors is anyone out there that may know of this heater ,thanks
    2. kerry10456 kerry10456, 9 years ago
      lundy, it looks like a "Perfection" Kerosene Heater to me. here a little history about the company:
      In 1888, Henry Parsons Crowell was approached by Frank Drury to build, and market, a 'lamp stove'. The two men discussed the practicability of such an item. A patent was applied for; the Cleveland Foundry Company began building and then selling the stove. The 'Perfection Stove Company' was born.

      In 1888 the Cleveland Foundry Company was formed. They manufactured a line of oil lamp stoves, along with many lamp companies such as Bradley & Hubbard and Miller. In 1894, the plant started producing portable heaters. These heaters used the "store lamp" wick that had been standardized by Rochester in 1884. In 1901 Francis Drury approached John D. Rockefeller of Cleveland owner of Standard Oil Company. At the time Standard Oil was delivering kerosene to homes and businesses for use in kerosene lamps. Rockefeller knew that with use of the Drury Stove the demand for this kerosene would increase substantially and it did. Rockerfeller selected the company to design, develop and manufacture for it a complete line of stoves which were to be sold under the name "Perfection" to dealers by a group of 300 Standard Oil salesmen. This arrangement was continued by other oil companies.

      The Perfection product lineup was extremely important to the growth of American civilization. By 1918, over 5,000,000 heaters were in use. By 1922, over 3,000,000 Perfection kitchen stoves and ranges were in use in American homes! A sizeable percentage of households used a Perfection product on a daily basis.
    3. lundy lundy, 9 years ago
      wow thank you kerry, ill look it over good to see if there are any names on it ,i have it on eby ill post later or tormoro if i find anything thanks again
    4. Aimathena Aimathena, 8 years ago

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