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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

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General Category History

Category Household Items


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date SEP 4,2015


Location Hardware Store

Object Date

Start Year Range

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.


Approx Collection Date

Height 3.75

Length 5

Width 5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Quantity 0



Site Details

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


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Image Caption CMY3185a-b



Date SEP 4,2015

Summary Fair

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.