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Perfection Kerosene Stove
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Mike    Posted 12-20-2004 at 05:40:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have my grandmothers kerosene stove and was wanting to find out any information that I could about it. Possible year made? I know it was made in Ohio. If I restore it, will I ruin any value of it if there is any value. I have some pictures of it at this link. Click on the stove album when you get there.

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/fishmlb/my_photos

Thanks,
Mike


TomH    Posted 12-20-2004 at 17:15:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Around here (Central PA) they're pretty common at auctions. People seem to want them to use (hunting camp, emergency, canning, etc), not collect. I wouldn't worry about it losing value by restoring it.


Bkeepr    Posted 12-20-2004 at 05:57:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
You have a very nice perfection stove. There isn't a lot of information available on the web on these, but I'll tell you what I know. I have one that's similar but not as nice. It actually works very well--bought it for canning.

You can buy still an Amish-made new one for about $750-1,000 or so. They also sell spare parts that are virtually identical to the originals, so you can get it up and running.

These were made by Perfection from the early 1900s until around the late 1930s to early '40s or so...I've never been able to find a solid date. If you search ebay, you can usually find lots of ads for these from old magazines which is how I came up with the dates.

I have seen them go for a couple hundred at farm auctions. I got very lucky and paid only $35 for mine at a yard sale. But since yours has a family history, if it were mine, I'd keep it.

Tom A


Mike    Posted 12-20-2004 at 06:18:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'll never sell it. I just thought about restoring it for looks. It stills works. I have a box of wicks and the orginal fill bottle.


I envy you    Posted 12-20-2004 at 06:29:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
the family history there! I've got very little from past generations...most of my folks were not savers.

Bkeepr


Hawk    Posted 12-20-2004 at 05:53:43       [Reply]  [No Email]

nice stove but when are going to take me fishing?
nice bass but even better stipper!


Mike    Posted 12-20-2004 at 06:15:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
I live close to Lake Lanier in Georgia. I mainly fish for the strippers in March at night. There is about 5 weeks of great night time action using a Bomber Long A lure. It's hard to explain the feeling when one hits that lure. It like hooking a train.


Greg    Posted 12-20-2004 at 13:08:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Speaking of stripers... I caught this guy on Beaver in March. He weighed right at 30 lb. and took about 15 minutes to get in the boat. I can't imagine one of those 50 lb'ers!


Mike    Posted 12-20-2004 at 19:38:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
I hope you had that one mounted. That's a good one. What state?


Greg    Posted 12-20-2004 at 19:53:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Arkansas Mike. Yep, he's on the wall. Gonna try em' again this coming March.


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