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The plant from the road

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The plant floor

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A 5 burner range, one of five being assembled and crated for shipment the day I toured the plant

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Three burner tops, fresh from the porcelain company.

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A two burner shell

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Wick Socks

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The machine that inserts the socks into the cages

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Feed tray for the cages.

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Wicks awaiting charring.

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Empty cages fresh from the punch.

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Wick cage installer and crimper.
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Cage punch press. Note the wheel on the left side. That is where the drive belt used to go when the press was powered by a steam engine at the Perfection plant 75 yrs ago.

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Cages, fresh from the punch press. Note the bottoms are still solid.



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This press, drives out the bottom of the cage and creates the folded ears as shown below.

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A bucket full of cage bottoms.

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All the parts necessary to build a "High Power" burner.

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Fresh from the solder assembly station.

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Baskets of burner parts.

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More burner parts.

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Finished burner assembly.

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Original Perfection factory ceramic shaper. Note the acetylene burner head to heat up the shaper.


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Schwartz constructed the holder for the ceramic shaper.

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Properly charred wicks. Note the chisel shape as required for a 331-X wick in a "High Power" burner, circa 1931.

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Burner testing area. Every burner is fueled and fired to check build quality.

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Parts necessary to test burn a "High Power" burner; collar, flame spreader, and chimney. Note the Vice-Grips holding each burner onto it's fuel port on the fuel pipe. Also note the new spun one-piece chimneys, next to the Perfection three-piece chimneys.

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One-piece, spun chimneys, made in-house at Schwartz.

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Two-piece spun fuel tanks. Also made in-house at Schwartz.

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