Object ID 003564
Object Name Perfection giant wick containers
Object Desc 2 red, black, and yellow contaners with a triangle logo.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY003185a-b
General Category History
Category Household Items
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date SEP 4,2015
Location Hardware Store
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End Year Range
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords Percetion wicks,giant wick,burner,cooking,Cleveland,
Title Perfection giant wick containers
Description 2 Percection Giant wick containers. Red and black checkered background along the sides. Lettering is either black, red, or yellow. No. 441. Still have the giant wicks inside of the container. Has directions for use and rewicking on a side. Has a Firelight ad on the bottom of the box.
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Place of Origin
Maker Perfection Stove company
Maker Details Located in Cleveland, Ohio. Company has been around in some form since 1888. In 1922, 3,000,000 homes had Perfection wicks in use. Were in use during both World Wars.
Maker Mark red triangle with smaller black triangle inside
Date SEP 4,2015
Assessor Rachel Niswander
Notes CMY3185a has writing on the lid and on the side. The corners are slightly worn and one is bent in. Some discoloration on the lid and bottom. CMY3185b has discoloration on the lid. the corners are worn as well. Crease on one side of the box. There is writing on the lid and one of the sides. Some discoloration on the bottom.