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Old Perfection kerosene heaters
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Tom A    Posted 06-18-2002 at 08:08:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I use kero heaters during the winter in my cooler rooms. The new heaters are good, but then I found some great older ones that are even better (Aladdin Blue Flame heaters).

Well, guess that got me beginning a collection because I just picked up another old heater at an estate auction. The new one is a "Perfection" model 750, and has a glass middle and an enamaled steel top and bottom.

I'm trying to find out about Perfection heaters... anybody know about the company, when and where they were made, that kind of thing? I've seen lots of the heaters around, mostly at auctions and antique shops, but can't find any info about them.


Todd Kough    Posted 08-17-2009 at 18:32:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a New Perfection Model 237, In good shape painted gray looks original. Three main burners with side warmer. Purchased it at auction of estate, at house hold I purchase. From the websites I have looked at seems like very little is known of these stoves. Would like to sell, any help would be appreciated.

Thanks Todd

Dennis Newman    Posted 11-13-2008 at 16:54:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
where could I find a glass globe for my 525 perfection heater

kyle    Posted 05-11-2009 at 12:28:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i have a perfection smokeless oil heater for sale

kyle    Posted 05-11-2009 at 12:30:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
my email is

Elissa    Posted 11-08-2008 at 13:54:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a model 230-C. Paid $25 for it. Using as deco., but would also like to use it. Looks like everything is there, except maybe the little glass plate is missing? Where can I get a manual or instructions? Does anyone know what year this model was made? It's body is light blue w/silver accents and base. Hoping I didn't pay too muych for it. It's a tiny bit rusty, but other than that, it's beautiful. Please contact me if you have any answers to my questions.

jean    Posted 04-29-2005 at 12:44:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
hi, I just get an aladdin blue flame heater and i am looking for data or any information for user and maintenance.
thanks in advance CIAO from france

Jan Hagendijk    Posted 08-04-2006 at 06:15:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
IŠm after the manual (operationas and maintenance) for a aladdin blue flame heater.
Have you found a copy yet?

best regards


sdsds    Posted 02-10-2007 at 15:13:38       [Reply]  [No Email]

Bruce Arnold    Posted 03-02-2008 at 17:58:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
let me know if I can be of help to those who own Perfection or Aladdin heaters. I use both, and have experience.

Bruce Arnold

Joe Bradley    Posted 11-09-2008 at 12:37:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have sort of "inherited" a "Perfection 525" heater and have no information on it. I'd like to get a Operator/Maintenance manual just to tell me how it's supposed to work.

Appreciate your help.

Joe Bradley

lisa    Posted 10-29-2008 at 16:44:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi, how do set up the old Perfection (black oil heater) for use? Any help on this would be excellent. Thanks!

jenny    Posted 10-15-2008 at 16:33:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I recently purchased a Perfection oil heater and am in need of an owners manual/operating manual. I know it takes a Perfection 500 wick. I was able to remove the old wick but need a new one and desperately need instruction. The oil storage tank has some rust but all else seems be operating . It has only one wick crank and it seems to be operating correctly. Any assistance is appreciated.

Waiting to get warm,

Antique Stove Collector    Posted 01-02-2006 at 18:49:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Check out

They have all the information and parts you will need to keep the heater running.

tony    Posted 11-15-2008 at 09:56:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I also have a perfection heater and its great mine has a large glass center, it lights up the whole room and you can buy a new wick at for 10.95.If anyone has any literature on the year that would be great. thanks Tony

debbie    Posted 09-30-2008 at 09:26:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have 1940 old perfection kerosene kitchen stove,and I'm wondering if you know if any one is interested in buying it.

blair    Posted 01-16-2009 at 23:18:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
irealize your post is fairly old but curious if you still have the perfection stove for sale and where you are located at. also any pics.

Donald Clark    Posted 07-27-2008 at 15:53:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hello: My father in law gave me a prefection oil heater and I would like to know what kind of oil to use and are they safe. it is a 525 prefection oil heater and would you know what they are worth. It is in pretty good shape. Thank You! Don Clark Massillon, Ohio

Yolanda Franklin    Posted 05-01-2009 at 09:10:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Blane    Posted 08-14-2008 at 05:42:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Your Perfection #525 heater is a kerosene heater. Yup, the same stuff all the modern day kerosene heaters burn. Although, you don't need to waste your money on the 'high grade' kerosene sold exclusively for kerosene heaters, just pull up to a service station that has a kerosene pump outside and fill up a 'blue' plastic 5 gallon kerosene can. It will last you quite awhile. Red cans are designated for gasoline and blue cans for kerosene. You can find them at a local Wal-Mart. Your kerosene heater will run about 8-10 hrs on a medium flame setting. The only thing you will ever need to replace is the wick and they are still available. Use only a #500 wick in this heater. I have used these heaters for yrs while duck hunting. They started making them back around 1912 and continued until the late 70's - early 80's when the gov't safety regs. put them out of business. Check e-bay for wicks or other heaters. Your heater can be bought on e-bay anywhere from $25.00 to $50.00 depending on the auction. They are great for warming a garage while you work on a car. I highly recommend that you DO NOT use it inside your home because it has no safety tip over shut off features and the metal chimney (top) gets quite hot!

Boyd Burgess    Posted 05-01-2009 at 02:07:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Dennis Newman    Posted 11-13-2008 at 19:55:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
No. 1 Kerosene, go to this web site it will tell you all about perfection heaters, take care

Janet Raye Swallows    Posted 05-13-2008 at 13:06:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Does anyone know the approximate value of a Perfection Oil Heater Number 525? I bought one at a church yard sale and it is rusty but the insides look new. Would one of the 500 series wicks be easy to put in it? Thanx, Jan Swallows, Ringgold, Ga.

Jo-Ann Holman    Posted 07-15-2008 at 11:24:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi, I was wondering if you found out the value of your Perfection smokeless oil heater(No525)??We have one with the original wick that has never even been lit. Thought perhaps you had had a follow up on the value.

Charlene S    Posted 03-15-2005 at 13:12:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have an Perfection Smokeless Oil Heater 230-C. Does any one have information on this model and where I can find a wick for the same? Thank you

dorothy    Posted 04-08-2005 at 11:58:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
There is a place in Ohio called Lehmans. It is in Amish country and they carry a lot of things that are hard to find. I found some in their catalog. You can find them on the web at; or e-mail: or fax them at: 1-888-780-4975, to call them the # is 1-888-438-5346. They are located in Kidron, OH. I hope this info helps you.

Sheryl Wilson    Posted 04-30-2009 at 23:35:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Dennis Newman    Posted 11-13-2008 at 19:58:12       [Reply]  [Send Email] take care

Dave Leisander    Posted 06-21-2004 at 16:18:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Does anyone have any information about the Perfection kerosene heater model number 125c
I have recently aquired one and was in need of data on this model including date and usage

Stanford Gibson    Posted 04-30-2009 at 13:05:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Crystal    Posted 10-23-2004 at 20:08:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Did you ever get the manual for the heater. We have one and cannot figure out how to replace the wick.

Pernell Miles    Posted 04-30-2009 at 11:19:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Carol    Posted 04-16-2005 at 19:27:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Can anyone give me any information on the following two Perfection oil heaters? One is quite rusty, light blue in color with a glass front. Marked on the metal above the glass is "Perfect" and "Smokeless Oil Heater". Above all this stamped into the metal is a #12.
The 2nd heater is a medium blue and lots of silver including legs. It has a silver metal ornate grate, marked "Perfection Oil Heater" and in very tiny letters is "Pat. June - 17 1913". Higher on the heater body is another silver metal piece shaped into a triangle and marked "trade mark" on one side, "Req. U.S. Pat. Off. on the other side and on the bottom #1630. It's in great condition and still works. PLEASE HELP!

trishia chapy    Posted 02-17-2007 at 21:55:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hello everyone, Ive looked at everyones emails and havent seen anyone with the same kind of heater I have . I have a perfection smokeless oil heater. Stamped June 17 1913 when made and model no.630. If you know any information on this heater please email me back

jackie    Posted 01-06-2009 at 10:52:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a Perfection Smokeless Oil Heater, dated June 17, 1913 with a No260. Can anyone tell me something about it?

Walter Gerber    Posted 02-17-2004 at 17:42:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have 2 Perfection heaters with cracked glass. Does anyone know if and where replacement glass is available? I purchased the second one on ebay, it was listed as a 1913 model, sold for $55.00, and arrived damaged. It was insured, but now not useful.

jerome ambrose    Posted 12-23-2008 at 13:05:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
are you looking to sell your heater i need parts? please reply

Joann    Posted 06-02-2007 at 14:40:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi, I just bought a perfection oil heater today dated June 17, 1913 model no 630. Have you had any luck on finding information? I found something like it on ebay for $295.

SIRACjuju    Posted 11-16-2003 at 09:24:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]

possessing a heating of typical ++Aladdinette heater nį 2902, I ask you if
it will be possible to find a wick of replacement being given the
impossibility to find this product in France. By wishing a favorable reply of
your share, please to accept, sir, my sincere salutations.

Bob    Posted 09-15-2006 at 10:38:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
I need to locate a new glass for a perfection oil heater model 230C. Can anybody help? Thanks in advance.


Dave Bates    Posted 04-30-2009 at 18:50:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Kenneth Tanguay    Posted 11-03-2007 at 09:44:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
This guy can help you with all your Perfection Oil Heater needsÖ. Good Luck J

This is his store

He knows what he is talking about. Please tell him Ken from Massachusetts sent you.

Joseph Melrose    Posted 09-01-2003 at 11:49:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
how to get a replacement wick:

ryan    Posted 11-27-2003 at 07:32:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
any idea where i might get a manual for a perfection kerosene heater? it's a very old one and uses 500 perfection stove wick. i can find those but can't find manuals on stove? is perfection stoves still in business in cleveland ohio? thanks ryan

tj    Posted 11-11-2004 at 09:31:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
unscrew the wick coller turn wick up all the way to stop, then with left hand pull up wick and metal housing while turning up knob again. It should pop out of its track with some force. drill out rivits to remove old wick. assemble as was in reverse.

Ronny Richmond    Posted 05-01-2009 at 02:42:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]

beulah    Posted 01-06-2004 at 12:27:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
my mother has an all black portable kerosene heater.I think its an aladdin but not sure ,there is a triangle on the side that says something about trademark. there are some numbers ,730 serial #0009028, 436H, A107719G1.She would like to buy another onr somewhere if anyone knows who makes them.

NORM    Posted 01-12-2004 at 06:10:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a manual for a perfection kerosene-burning
portble-heater mod # 525M. If you would like more
info. contact me.


Ken Jackson    Posted 09-17-2008 at 15:34:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am looking for a manual for a Perfection 525M Kerosene heater.

Derrick Walls    Posted 04-30-2009 at 20:10:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]

John    Posted 02-05-2006 at 18:10:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Would like a copy of the Perfection #525 oil heater manual. How can I arrange for this?

Bob Hoyt    Posted 02-20-2008 at 10:52:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have found a lot of info on the net about the perfection 525m. I have one that is in very good condition and use it my fishing camp. It would be nice to have a manual. Thanks Bob Hoyt 618-220-8898

Rej    Posted 12-29-2006 at 14:30:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I know this notice is old but if you still have the info on the manual I would be very interested in knowing !
Thank You
Rej from Quťbec, Canada.

Monica Wooten    Posted 05-01-2009 at 06:06:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Forrest Brock    Posted 01-29-2005 at 07:53:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I would very much like to have a copy of that manual. I have a Perfection 525M and replacement wicks, but no idea how to change one out. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

Annie Leonard    Posted 04-30-2009 at 21:45:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]

jeff smith    Posted 04-06-2005 at 00:41:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
can i get that infomation from you! Its very important. I need a copy of that please.

I will pay!
thank you

Lisa    Posted 02-24-2005 at 20:13:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I just found an old perfection heater model #525m-1 in a shed at my grandmothers and I'm trying to find info on it. Do you know what year that model was made?


ryan    Posted 11-12-2004 at 05:28:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
wow! u the only person i no of with a manual! can u do pics with it? need to know install procedures! t's ryan

Eddy Espinoza    Posted 05-01-2009 at 00:18:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]

neil    Posted 09-20-2004 at 08:51:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i have a model 525 they seem very common but the one that has me baffled is a model 1702 perfection with a brass tank and the burner says something about in england 1925. did a englsh company make perfections also. if you could help i would be very grateful.neil

Wade Norris    Posted 04-30-2009 at 14:16:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]

F. Cleo Savage    Posted 06-02-2004 at 14:51:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a Perfection 525M heater. I do not know how to replace the wick or how it adjusts. When I turn the rotating knob nothing happens. I'm sure it needs a wick, but can't seem to find how to replace it. Wouls you be
interested in selling your manual or sharing info on wick replacement?

Renae Tanner    Posted 05-01-2009 at 04:17:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Dewayne Frederick    Posted 10-16-2007 at 15:22:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
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Melvin Rivas    Posted 04-30-2009 at 19:18:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Rhonda Daniels    Posted 09-02-2004 at 07:28:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'd love information on operating my old Perfection. It is a model 525.Any help would be appreciated!
Thank you

clint    Posted 01-17-2004 at 07:52:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have an old perfection heater I am trying tofind out more about. It has 4 legs that look very old and is all black, the trademark is a triangle on the side but no model number is there that I cn see, I am not sure of the wick type but will do some work on that to see if I can find out. Thanks, Clint

ryan    Posted 01-07-2004 at 05:05:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
the 730 may be a perfection stove. The company is out of business and i can only suggest flea markets. Does she have a manual with it for installation of wick with that stove? thanks ryan

beulah    Posted 01-07-2004 at 12:54:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
After doing some more research I found out that it is a Perfection.Sorry no manual,The heater was in the barn on the farm we bought.I have an address for perfection schwank,formerly perfection products. Its box 749 Waynesboro,GA 30830 PH:800-776-8459.

Joseph Melrose    Posted 09-01-2003 at 11:48:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Here is a notification about useing then indoors.

peg lyn    Posted 07-25-2003 at 21:58:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
my husband brought home an old 4 burner kerosene heater. the plate on the front of the stove reads: New Perfection 74 - made in Cleveland, Ohio USA. the burner covers are embossed with part number 671 P stove Co. it's badly rusted but structurly sound. it appears to have all the parts, including a bit of old kerosene in the bottle. i'm in the process of removing the rust, which reveals a black paint underneath. i've been unable to find anything out about the company, past or present.

jeanie    Posted 02-16-2006 at 13:46:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i have a perfection 2 burner cook stove(i think) but it doesnt look like anything i have found on the net. it has a lid that opens from the top and two front doors that pull down. all it has on it is new perfection. PLEASE help me!

signed, frustrated!!!

juanita    Posted 12-16-2008 at 11:30:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I found a New Perfection 74 stove in the house I bought. It has 4 burners and what seems to be an oven box. I would love to hear of any information you may have on this.Thanks.

linda    Posted 07-17-2003 at 15:32:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I also have a PERFECTION Kerosene heater. Also says pyr-o-rey on the glass.
Enameled blue/grey top and bottom with large glass cylinder between with flames in the glass design. Looking to sell this along with some other "near" antiques.

Custodio    Posted 02-13-2003 at 09:44:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am triyng to work with a old kerosene heater from rippingilles model 202XC, Who can help me?

Donna    Posted 03-04-2008 at 08:25:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have one and the manual. What do you need to know?

Steven Lucas    Posted 12-14-2006 at 04:00:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hello, are you still after some information on your heater if so I maybe able to help. Steven.

Jack Coulter    Posted 01-15-2003 at 17:49:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a kerosene heater made by the Huenfeld Company of Cincinatti, Ohio. It is marked "No.8 BOSS". I also have a pamphlet entitled 'Directions for Kerosene-Burning Portable Heater with what I think is a publication date of 4/54. It says ..."For Best Results Use Only Genuine No. 500 Wicks. I have used Perfection 500 wicks in this heater. The pictures in the pamphlet look exactly like my heater. Is there a connection between Perfection and Huenfeld? Do I have a collectible or just an old unsafe heater?

Stormy    Posted 06-27-2004 at 22:45:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
BE CAREFUL! These old heaters are dangerous if used in an area which is not well ventilated.

I have converted mine to burn alcohol. You should do likewise.

Best of luck!


Caroline Vaughan    Posted 05-01-2009 at 05:27:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Yo    Posted 01-02-2008 at 20:52:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Do you have any info on how to convert the Perfection smokeless
heater to burn alcohol? I'm very interested.

Kyle Hall    Posted 10-15-2007 at 08:04:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
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ryan    Posted 11-27-2003 at 07:41:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i'm trying to redo a old perfection heater and can't find any info on them! anyway u can send me a pic of your heater or manual that u have? it's a glass middle and uses a 500 perfection wick!! is perfection company out of business? thanks ryan

Marty Aguilar    Posted 11-21-2002 at 13:54:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hello all! just a while back. I was cleaning out an old shed,and i came across an old New Perfection kerosene stove. I have searched the web on info on this stove,and came up empty handed. if any one out there can give info ,value,pricing rarity,etc. i would appreciate it. Thank You Marty

Marty Aguilar    Posted 11-21-2002 at 13:28:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hello all! just a while back. I was cleaning out an old shed,and i came across an old New Perfection kerosene stove. I have searched the web on info on this stove,and came up empty handed. if any one out there can give info ,value,pricing rarity,etc. i would appreciate it. Thank You Marty

ryan    Posted 11-27-2003 at 07:44:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
in the same boat!! did u find anything yet? all i no is they were in cleveland ohio. thanks for any info u have. email me and will let u know what i find. good luck! ryan

Tammy M.    Posted 11-09-2002 at 12:33:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We purchased an old Perfection Keresone Heater from a garage sale several years ago. Would like to use it as a heater, it is in good shape, but are afraid to use up the wick. It says Perfection 500 Wicks only. Does anyone know where to find these wicks?

Thank you!

Odell Stevenson    Posted 04-30-2009 at 19:35:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Supacop    Posted 11-17-2005 at 20:18:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
they have the wicks for perfection heaters at

ryan    Posted 11-27-2003 at 07:48:47       [Reply]  [Send Email] #NL3002 any idea where i can get a manual for these old heaters? mine has a middle glass globe and in good shape but need a maunal to make sure i install wick properly. thanks for any help. Ryan

PATRICIA KILLAM    Posted 08-17-2002 at 18:04:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I bought a 525 model perfection kerosene heater at a antique store.Could someone tell me the year date of this model. The store owner said 1950 - 1960 with no details. appreciate any info on this

Debbie    Posted 06-04-2003 at 12:11:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Looking for info on perfection 530 model smokeless oil heater

Joe Weaver    Posted 09-28-2006 at 20:48:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have the same one and don't know anything about it.
Do you have any information you can pass on?

Lilith Yepes    Posted 01-03-2006 at 11:09:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'm looking for some information about a Perfection Oil Heater # 530. Any information will be appreciated. Thanks Lilith

Cookie    Posted 05-19-2007 at 12:04:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am also looking for info on the #530. Just purchased one and I am restoring it.

Dino Horne    Posted 04-30-2009 at 15:58:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]

john    Posted 01-23-2008 at 18:25:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
any information on a perfection heater #530
just bought one to heat a maine porch can i still find a replacement wick?

gaynel    Posted 09-01-2006 at 12:03:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi, did you every find out anything on your Smokeless 530 oil heater? I just bought one at auction and know nothing about it -

Matt    Posted 08-03-2002 at 12:22:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I believe that the company your are looking for is now called Perfection Schwank, formerly Perfection Products Company, located at Box 40, Waynesboro, Georgia, 30830. I know that back in 1985, their model 770 had a recall option that cost about $15 to adapt a cutoff switch through the factory, forced by the federal gov't. Apparently there was concern that when they tipped over, they would start a fire. I have a model 730.

ryan    Posted 11-27-2003 at 08:06:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
did u have any luck reaching this company?? I need a manual on a perfection heaters and can't find anything. mine says use 500 wick which i can find. i need a exploded view to make sure i'm doing it right!! thanks for any info u might have, ryan

Salmoneye    Posted 06-18-2002 at 09:39:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I Dabble in 'junk' and have seen many Perfections ruined by some dufus by putting an electric light fixture and a bare bulb.
I have also seen many with the glass painted black for some insane reason.
Never did look and see where they were made, but I will now.

By FAR the best kero heaters ever made were the Aladdin Blue Flames.
Got my last one 4 years ago for $10 at the flea market and am still on the original wick...

ryan    Posted 11-27-2003 at 07:56:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
got any old manuals on the old glass middle perfection stoves or where i might get one!! thanks ryan

Nancy Gooch    Posted 08-20-2002 at 12:51:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I just bought a Perfection Heater model 500 at a yard sale. Did anyone ever find out where/when they were made? I hope that my works as I intend to use it

E. Gil Ross    Posted 03-29-2003 at 06:22:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Need some info on a Perfection Model 525.
Got one in a yard sale in Sacramento, CA. in 1955
and still have it .. in good condition.
Does anyone know when these units were made and
what the current value is for one in good condition.
Thanx for your help.

screaminghollow    Posted 06-18-2002 at 09:20:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I recently bought a "New Perfection" three burner kerosene stove. The side plate says it was made in 1938 by the Perfection Stove Company, Cleveland Ohio.

Ken    Posted 10-08-2007 at 11:46:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
This guy knows everything to know about Perfection Kerosene Heaters. Give him a shout.
Also you can find him here.

Eileen    Posted 08-06-2002 at 20:21:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]

I was just given a Perfection Smokeless Oil Heater, model 150. Made in the USA is all it says on the side plate, no date. Anybody know anything about it?

Robin Lauhoff    Posted 07-13-2003 at 16:06:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I found an old perfection oil heater patent # 530 and would like to know if it is worth anything?

Rudy    Posted 02-21-2007 at 09:45:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
My boss (sometimes known as girlfriend) has an old "Perfection" kerosene heater that seems to be in perfect (pun intended) condition. We have the correct wick and she has asked me to get it back to operating condition for heating the garage.

While the thing seems simple enough, I know nothing about the realities of these gadgets except to know you can mess up. How should the wick be adjusted? What color flame so you're not putting out CO?

Also, the wick refuses to go up and down by turning the wick adjustment. Is it just too tight? Need to be lubricated w more kerosene?

I one of the people who have a manual can send it to the above e mail, it would be appreciated, and advice on how to get the wick moving would be really nice.

Thank you

Ken    Posted 10-08-2007 at 11:45:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
This guy knows everything to know about Perfection Kerosene Heaters. Give him a shout.
Also you can find him here.

Charlotte Rodas    Posted 09-09-2007 at 05:05:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I also just purchased a Perfection Smokeless Oil Heater; Req. U.S. Pat.530 - Did you find any more information regarding this? I would like to know the year of Pat and value. Thanks

Rudy    Posted 02-21-2007 at 09:46:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
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Kelly Watson    Posted 04-30-2009 at 17:53:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Bryan    Posted 02-21-2007 at 19:16:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I hate it when people are so selfish.

Ok here is the procedure for re-wicking a Perfection No.525 Kerosene heater.
First make sure your wick is for the 525. I know nothing about using any other wick.

First, unlatch the stack on the side of the stove just above the base and gently lay it over to the side on itís hinges.

In the center of the pot that you have resting on tabs inside the base you will find two removable pieces. Remove them both. Ensure that they are clean because the wick slides up between these two pieces.

You will notice that you are looking down into the now open top of the fuel tank. You can see where the wick adjustment shaft enters the tank and on the end inside the tank it has two rows of little teeth. Now take a look at your replacement wick. See the little slots on the side of the metal? You will need to align the slots on the wick with the teeth on the adjuster.
Now comes the fun part. (not) You should see two retaining wires on opposite sides from each other (mine are broken off). You need to carefully stuff the long part of the wick down into the tank between the inside of the center of the tank and these two retainers. The use of something like a screwdriver will work. Be gentle with it. IF you donít have retaining wires, just stuff the wick into the tank.

Hereís the sticky part. You will need to work the wick material down past the wick adjuster, between the adjuster and the inside center of the tank. Go slowly and carefully slide the wick downward until the adjuster teeth align with the tiny slots on the metal part of the wick.

Carefully poke the wick into the tank while keeping the wick strands out of the teeth of the adjuster. Once you get the slots and the adjuster teeth lined up, you can now use the adjuster knob to roll the wick down into the tank.
Take the larger of the two center pieces that you removed earlier and place it over the wick and the center piece of the tank. Seat it firmly into the tank opening. Make sure the wick is cranked down as far as it will go. It will stop by itself. If it is binding, investigate why. It should have resistance but should not require a great deal of force to move the wick up and down.
Now take the top most center piece that you removed earlier and sit it down in the middle of the opening in the last piece you inserted.

Run your wick up and down to ensure that it will move freely and also to get the top edges of the wick straight. If one side of the wick remains higher than the other even when moved up or down, then trim it evenly across. Trim just enough that the center top piece will rest squarely on the top edge of the wick. Go ahead and crank the wick up a bit to ensure the center top piece will rise without binding. If it rises with the wick, you have successfully replaced the wick.

Hopefully your tank is sealed. Mine was full of rust and pin holes. I discovered this when I filled it. Dugh!

When the wick is saturated with kerosene raise the wick up with the adjuster knob till you can see about a quarter of an inch of wick under the top piece that rests on the edge of the wick.
At this point you can light the wick. Light it on several sides so it will burn evenly quickly. It likely will smoke a little until you raise the stack part of the stove and clip it into position. There will be no more smoke and you can adjust the wick up or down as you desire. To put it out, just lower the wick all the way down and it will be extinguished.

Someone earlier asked the color of the flame. It will be yellow.

I hope this will help some of you. Iím sure it will sound confusing to some. I tend to over complicate instructions.
Iíd like to say that I have provided this information solely for the purpose of helping others. I donít want to answer a lot of questions, I am no expert on these stoves. I will not be responsible for damage to your stove if you use these directions. It works for me, it should work for you too. If you have problems please donít blame me. Iím just trying to be helpful.

Best of luck!

Todd W. White    Posted 01-21-2008 at 17:08:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I just purchased a Perfection Superfex Model 1137 Oil Heater.

It uses no wick at all - has a reservoir on the back with a gravity feed and a burner inside, but doesn't use a wick.

Anyone know where I can find info on it?


Paul Norcross    Posted 10-05-2008 at 18:20:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I just found a Perfection "SuperFex" Model 1119, dated 1932. It's in great shape -- and it seems to not require a wick. Is this the case?

Also -- I'd like to use it to burn waste oil, or vegetable oil, perhaps cut 50/50 with kerosene. Does anyone do this successfully?

Thanks -- Paul

Todd W. White    Posted 12-01-2008 at 09:15:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]

I used my SuperFex Heater all last winter with good success. I used K-1 Kerosene in it.

This year, I plan to try filtered waste oil, too. I'll let ya'll know how it does.

Oh - be sure to vacuum out the burning chamber occasionally, as it does get ashes in it.

Stay warm!

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