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The plant from the road

The plant floor

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

Three burner tops, fresh from the porcelain company.

A two burner shell

Wick Socks

The machine that inserts the socks into the cages

Feed tray for the cages.

Wicks awaiting charring.

Empty cages fresh from the punch.

Wick cage installer and crimper.
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.

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

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


A bucket full of cage bottoms.

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

Fresh from the solder assembly station.

Baskets of burner parts.

More burner parts.

Finished burner assembly.

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

Schwartz constructed the holder for the ceramic shaper.

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

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

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.

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


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



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