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Barler, Boss, New Process, Nesco, Tropical #015 Oil Heater,
United States Stove Co. US-89A,
Magic Chef model MC 89- P, Valor 525,  Savoil D-81 and
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Kerosene Heater Wicks, and
Sears "Oil Heater" wick #42-70005 for Sears and Kenmore Oil Heaters Models A 600,
C600, KC 600 KD 600, A 601, A 602, C 602, 103.75000, -7600, -76002, -76003,
-76010, -76015, -76016, -76020, -70001, -70018, -70019, -76016, -76017, 864.76015 & 864.76016.

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In the period between World War I and World War II, quite a few heaters were manufactured which were in fact basic clones of the Perfection 500 heater.  The actual font arrangement was virtually the same as a Perfection 500, and the heaters used the "500" wick.  In many cases, the actual cabinetry of some of these heaters, such as the Barler, had sturdy cast iron tops and legs, and were actually far superior to the Perfection brand heater.  

There are some heaters which use a Perfection-size wick but NOT the Perfection wick carrier:   The US Stove Co. #US-89A is one of these, as are Miller and B&H "Smokeless Oil Heaters." Use wick #3L below for these heaters. (The "United D-81" is like the Wards "Porto" heater - no wicks are availble.)

The Perfection heater design was a scaled up circular draft flame spreader lamp, which is what the company produced when founded in 1888.  The 1913 Perfection patent was for the movable flame spreader, not the heater, and even the flame spreader patent was shaky, so other manufacturers simply duplicated the Perfection fount, gallery and flame spreader.

So many Perfection heater clones were sold that some manufacturers had their own brand name on heater wicks.  Above left is an original NOS NESCO wick.  The cute little round box is marked "Number 348.  8 1/2" circumference - for use in all Standard Size 3 and 4 quart founts of Nesco De Luxe Oil Heaters, Numbers 30, 40.  Also for Nesco Tropical Oil Heaters, Numbers 012, 015.   To trim, rub with cloth or paper."  Above right, a US Stove Co "500" wick.   Click photos to enlarge.

For more information on how to operate or replace the wick on a Barler, Nesco, New Process or other Perfection clone, the information pages on Perfection heaters are applicable.

www.milesstair.com/PERFECTION_HEATER_WICK_INSTALLATION.html
www.milesstair.com/FLAME_SPREADER_LAMPS_AND_HEATERS.html
www.milesstair.com/regular_maintenance.html
www.milesstair.com/by_make/PERFECTION_Kerosene_Heaters.html
US Stove Co. #89P Owner's Manual

I have the best Perfection 500 wicks available - made by Hattersley in England!  Each wick is pre-charred on top, with long "tails" for great capillary action and will last considerably longer than the cheaper generic Korean wicks.

Wicks for Perfection 500 clones

Please e-mail me for additional information.

 

2T

Barler #50,  Wick carrier 1 3/4" in diameter, 2 3/4" long.  Wick is 2.5" wide when measured flat. Wick fits into your existing wick sleeve.  The W44 wick sleeve will not fit the Barler #50, so treat your old wick sleeve with care as there are no replacements.

$9.95

500

Standard wick for Perfection 500 and clones, such as the NESCO 4215, Barler Ideal #2, Blue B-602 and US Stove #89-P (not the #81).  The wick is 2 1/2" in diameter and the wick sleeve is 2 3/4" in diameter.  [Not for the Florence H-124, which had a central air pillar of 3 3/4" and a wick sleeve diameter of 4 1/4".]  {Out of US delivery requires extra postage.  See below.}

$11.95

500

Wick #500 for Canada and overseas delivery only.  Postage costs, especially for packages, took a huge jump in price on Jan. 27, 2014 for boxed packages.    I will not raise postage costs for all other wicks just to cover the cost of boxed wick postage for out-of-US delivery.  $3.00 per wick required for delivery. Perfection 500 wicks for out-of-US delivery MUST USE THIS ADD-TO-CART BUTTON.

$14.95

 

For out-of-US delivery

#3L ALTERNATIVE:  This wick works perfectly with the perforated steel sleeve in all Perfection heaters and many clones such as Wards; Barler #3 & 10; Buhl No. 11; Chautauqua, New Process No 208I (NOT the 40B); Valor; Savoil D-81 (Ypsilanti, MI); Valor 525; Ward's Windsor no. 760 and others. When measured flat, wick is approx 4 3/16" wide and 9 1/2" long.  Installation Instructions are included with the wick.  EXCLUSIVE!  Wick specially made for me by Hattersley in England.  NOTE:  The US Stove Co. #81 has an inside sleeve.  Use this wick with your existing sleeve. (Will not fit Wards D86 "Porto or United D-81.")  (No extra postage needed) $10.95

#3L

Florence 181-A replacement wick, wick only, for use in your existing wick sleeve.  Florence models 81-21, -24, -25; 82-21, -24, -25; 83-12, -24, -25;  H-81, -82, -83 -84, -85, -86 -87, -88. [Not for the Florence H-124, which had a central air pillar of 3 3/4" and a wick sleeve diameter of 4 1/4".]   See instructions below.    (Note:  Some Florence stoves and heaters used kindler wicking.)

$10.95

124

Florence H-124, which had a central air pillar of 3 3/4" and a wick sleeve diameter of 4 1/4".  Custom sewn by hand using quality wick material (This wick and those below). 

$17.95

#33

Marshall Wells HDWE CO. No 33 heater, Patn Oct 26, 1897. Wick sleeve 4 3/4" ID.  Replacement wick, wick only, for use in your existing wick sleeve of 3 3/8" diameter.  Sewn to wick sleeve as with Florence wick above.  Custom sewn by hand using quality wick material (This wick and those below). 

$17.95

40B

New Process Stove Co. Standard 40B; replacement wick, wick only, for use in your existing wick sleeve of 3 3/8" diameter.  Sewn to wick sleeve as with Florence wick below.  Custom sewn by hand using quality wick material.

$17.95

800

Superior 810, 815, 840 heater, 8" replacement wick, wick only, for use over your existing wick sleeve of 2.55" diameter. Custom sewn by hand using quality wick material. 

$17.95

900

Superior 910, 915, 920, 15" heater replacement wick, wick only, for use over your existing wick sleeve of 4 3/4" diameter. Custom sewn by hand using quality wick material. 

$17.95

  Perfection Cook Stoves and CLONES

331X

Cook Stove, 331X; Ivanhoe;   New Perfection Model 810. Also Perfection clones such as Puritan, Clark-Jewel; Direct Action; New Process; Diktator; New Favorite; some Sears and Wards; Dangler; Savoil; some Quickmeal; Miller; Windsor; E-z-est-Way.  [3 1/4" diameter, 2 7/16" high steel carrier, wick does not extend below the carrier - see photo]  -- New Wicks made with the original equipment to original specifications.  Perfection Appliances - the 331X wick (Catalogs, info)

$14.95

331X

Cook Stove, 331X for Out-of-US delivery

$17.95

  Florence Heaters (models 81-21, -24, -25; 82-21, -24, -25; 83-12, -24, -25;  H-81, -82, -83 -84, -85, -86 -87, -88.) 
                       (Note:  Some Florence stoves and heaters used kindler wicking.)

Remove the old wick by removing the three pins holding the wick in the wick sleeve: those pins are shown in the photo at far right laying on the wick.  Slide wick #3L into the wick sleeve so that 1 1/2" of the top wick is exposed above the wick sleeve and the "tails" of the wick are below the wick sleeve. Cut the tails to have 4 tails, as shown at far right.  Using a button hole stitch, tack the wick into the wick sleeve, making sure the wick is smoothly against all sides of the inside of the wick sleeve.  Reinstall the wick and wick sleeve in the heater by pushing down the sleeve until it contacts the gears.

Miller #451 Heater

The Miller 451 heater used a wick sleeve very similar to the Florence above.  Wick #3L is installed in exactly the same way.  Earlier Miller heaters were literally slightly modified "store lamp" fonts, some even with the gallery with chimney fingers, others without chimney fingers, and used wick #3L without a wick sleeve.  Wick installation was easier with the removable wick sleeve.   Click the photo at right to enlarge it.

The Clones which DO NOT take a 331X wick or Perfection 500 wick

There were some stoves made which resembled the Perfection cook stove (Ivanhoe, etc), but they did NOT use the Perfection 331X wick OR the Kerogas #20 wick.  If you have a stove which requires a Kerogas or Miller "666" wick, the stove is in good condition and you have good wick carriers (as shown below), you can sew a wick into the carrier and have a working stove.  My 3 5/8" x 24" flat wicks have enough length of material to make two wicks.

The Wards "Porto" heater appears to be a variation of the Perfection 325 fount, but it was actually unique unto itself.  The Porto Heater has wick sleeves of 2.80" (outer) and 2.52" (inner), for an average wick gap of 0.140".  The 325 wick itself has an outer diameter of 2.86" and inner diameter of 2.50" - the 325 wick will not fit the Wards Porto heater because the 325 wick is wider and thicker than the Porto's wick gap.   There are no wicks available for the Wards "Porto" heater.  None. Not even wick #3L. The "United Stove Co. D-81 is a mirror of the Porto heater - NO WICKS AVAILABLE.

 

Wards Porto fount with gallery removed

Above left:  Perfection 331X wick

Carrier width: 3 1/4"; height 2 3/8"
 Wick height: 3 9/16"

Above middle:  Kerogas #20 wick

Carrier width:  3 3/8"; height 2 5/16" Wick height:  3 3/8"

Above right:  Miller "666" wick

Carrier width:  3 9/16", height 2 1/2" Wick height:  3 5/8"

The three wicks above are NOT interchangeable.  The Kerogas and Miller wicks have not been manufactured in decades.  The stove model brand names they fit are listed below.   Note that the same brand name "cloned" stove makers also sold models using a glass bottle to feed an edge-burning wick via gravity flow, an entirely different principle of operation with different wicks.

New Process Stove Co. Standard 40B

The New Process was made by Standard Lighting Co in Cleveland. They also made the Globe Incandescent lamps. http://www.milesstair.com/lamps/Standard_Lighting_Flame_Spreader. jpg


"The Standard Lighting Company, of Cleveland, Ohio, advertised No. 2 and No. 3 Globe-Incandescent lamps. The fount and burner were primarily sold for "New Process" heaters and a mammoth hanging lamp. However, the fount was also fitted into decorative cast-metal stands and sold for table use. Some stands to use lamps on the table were a modified heater base. The table and banquet lamps were large due to the sizes of the founts and burners. The company advertised its Incandescent lamp as "the original large coal oil lamp," holding oil for eight hours of burning. Large catalogs, published from the mid-1880s to late 1890s, illustrated vapor street lights, wall torches, and an increasing number of New Process stoves and ranges. It seems the company first produced lamps and torches, branching into cooking ovens, heaters, and more elaborate stoves about 1897."

"The company changed its name from the Standard Lighting Company to New Process Lighting Co. about 1900. Thomas J. Little, Jr., assigned patents to the company for gas lighting improvements in 1902. Little went on to assign patents for city gas lamps to the Welsbach Light Company, Gloucester, New Jersey, after 1909. Courter, Center Draft Lamps.

"The Standard Lighting Company, of Cleveland, Ohio, advertised No. 2 and No. 3 Globe-Incandescent lamps. The fount and burner were primarily sold for "New Process" heaters and a mammoth hanging lamp. However, the fount was also fitted into decorative cast-metal stands and sold for table use. Some stands to use lamps on the table were a modified heater base. The table and banquet lamps were large due to the sizes of the founts and burners. The company advertised its Incandescent lamp as "the original large coal oil lamp," holding oil for eight hours of burning. Large catalogs, published from the mid-1880s to late 1890s, illustrated vapor street lights, wall torches, and an increasing number of New Process stoves and ranges. It seems the company first produced lamps and torches, branching into cooking ovens, heaters, and more elaborate stoves about 1897."   Courter, Center Draft Lamps."

There are no parts for the New Process 40B heater more than one hundred years after they were made, but if all the parts are there I can make a wick to fit the New Process 40B heater.  See the listing above to order a wick.

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