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      Wicks for virtually every heater, stove and lamp made since 1850

Site Index for all things Perfection

World's Largest Seller of Perfection Wicks!!!

Perfection - a way of life, not just a  heater.


All Perfection wicks.

How To Get Best Results From Your Perfection Heater

History of the Perfection Stove Company
Perfection 500 wick installation, from an original factory brochure.
         US Stove Co. #89P Owner's Manual, a .pdf download provided by customer Johnny.
Perfection 331X wicks -
Perfection Appliances (Kitchen Ranges, stoves, hot water heaters, etc)
Perfection 300/400 Stoves and wicks.
Perfection 441 "Giant" "Superfex" wicks -
       1922 Perfection instructions & 47 page Cook Book - LARGE 9.25 MB Download
Flame Spreader Heaters in production - Perfection, clones, and other brands.

Perfection heater information, dating, a visual tour of Perfection heaters, very valuable information for Perfection heaters and clones. Excellent work by Melanie Loveland.

Photos:  (Perfection heater photos below.)

A new forum for owners of Perfection heaters and clones:
The Vintage Oil Heat-Burner Collectors Forum
Your place for information on Vintage Perfection, Nesco, Valor, Florence Heaters and Stoves and others.

Perfection catalog circa 1950, searchable pdf file.  3.4 MB download. over 40 pages. Many stoves and ranges, hot water heaters, Superfex appliances, etc.

Perfection Appliance Catalog - 1917 - The 331X wick is available here. 

Perfection Kerosene Kitchen.
Cover of Catalog.
The Long Blue Chimney Burner, page 3.
Oil Cook Stoves, Flame Control.  Page 5.
Brass Burners and Glass Oil Reservoir, page 6.
Oil Cook Stove #34, page 7.
Oil Cook Stove #33, page 8.
Oil Cook Stove #32, page 9.
New Perfection #31 Cook Stove, page #10.
Cook Stoves #61 and 62 (Ivanhoe), page #11.
Yacht Stoves #81 and 82, page #12.
Cook Stove #37 with heat-retaining oven, page 13.
Methods of Cooking with the #37 Stove, page 16.
Perfection Kerosene Water Heaters, page 17.
Perfection Triple-burner Hot Water Heater, page 18.
Perfection Single Burner Hot Water Heater, page 19.

New Perfection Ovens, page 20.
Perfection Ovens, one and two burner models, page 21.
Perfection Cabinet for Stoves, page 22.
Perfection Broiler and Toaster, page 23.
Perfection 331X wick, page 24.

How to Use Perfection Cook Stoves - from a 1922 Perfection booklet.

Perfection Heater Photos





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Lamp Wicks:

Center Draft Wicks - Wicks available only from this Wick Shop.

Flat lamp wicks

Aladdin Lamp Wicks & parts

Lamp Chimneys:

Center Draft Lamp chimneys
from "Tiny" Junior to Mammoth lamps.

Fabulous "Sans Rival" borosilicate chimney for 14''' Kosmos lamps

Student Lamp Sans Rival Chimney with 1 7/8" fitter!!!

Standard glass lamp chimneys

Sonnenbrenner Lamp Chimneys

Information on lamps:

Center Draft Kerosene Lamps
(Photos, information and history, etc)

Photos of restored center draft lamps 

Care, Feeding and Restoration of Center Draft Lamps (and wick installation for many)

Center Draft Lamp manufacturers and brand names

Lamp Chimneys - Dimension of nominal base diameter by make, model and "line".

Early American Metal Font & Specialty Lamps

Aladdin Lamp History

Aladdin Lamp Wicks & Chimneys,

Aladdin - Exploded burner views

Kosmos-Brenner lamps and wicks

Flame Spreaders and "Smoke Consumers" from Alex Marrack

  • Vulcan, Imperial, Veritas, Belgian, Hinks, Messenger's, Young's Court, etc.

    Articles by Alex Marrack:

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Site Index

Site Index for all things Perfection

Kindler Wicking For Oil Stoves & Ranges

Kerosene Heaters

Alphabetical list of most kerosene heaters and the proper wick, & cart checkout.

List by wick number and the heaters that fit them. (A helpful guide for buying on eBay)

Measurements needed if you have an unlisted heater.

Care and Maintenance of Kerosene Heater Wicks

Installing Kerosene Heater Wicks - generic for unpinned wicks

Owner's_Manuals & information for many kerosene heaters

Kerosene Heaters - General types, how they work, recommendations for some good ones - and those I would avoid.

Economic Benefits of Kerosene Heaters

Kerosene Heater Safety

Regular maintenance   

Troubleshooting kerosene heater common problems

Breaking In New Kerosene Appliances

Burning Kerosene Heaters at Night

WATER IN KEROSENE causing "dwindling" and poor performance.

Flame Spreader Heaters and Lamps -
A Century of Excellence

Kerosene Heater Carts -
why carry your heater around?

Kerosene Fuel Primer 

Sweet Smelling Kerosene

Kerosene tank cradles (photo) Building a Cradle



Beatrice Boiling Stoves & Mini kerosene heaters you can make

Sad Iron stoves; Wicks & Installation instructions

Wicking For Oil Burning "WICKLESS" Stoves & Ranges

Photo Album

Photos of Wicks

Mail Order Form

Kerosene Stoves, Lanterns and Ovens

Kerosene Stoves -

 Recommendations on different models 

Kerosene Stove Maintenance and Storage

Butterfly A-822, 22 wick
, all-aluminum premium stove.   

Butterfly #2487, 16 wick stove Butterfly #2412 Pressure Stove; instructions for virtually any pressure stove.

Butterfly #2418 Double Burner Stove; good with any gravity flow stove.

Butterfly #2421 Oven for Kerosene Stoves

Butterfly #2641, 10 Wick Stove -
the least expensive emergency stove.

Butterfly #2698 Cook Stove -

THE Best Heavy Duty Cook Stove.

Butterfly #828R Pressure Lantern;
same for most pressure lanterns.

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