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Manufacturers Index - Perfection Wood Steaming Retort Co.

Perfection Wood Steaming Retort Co.
Parkersburg, WV, U.S.A.
Manufacturer Class: Wood Working Machinery

Last Modified: Jan 22 2018 12:06PM by Jeff_Joslin
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This firm appears to have been established about 1908 to manufacture a patent wood-steaming retort in preparation for bending. The retort used steam and pressure to more effectively soften wood. The company lasted into at least the early 1920s.

The patent for the company's initial design was granted to William E. Curry, and he is our best guess for company founder. This patent was applied for in mid-1908 and granted in 1911.

Information Sources

  • Ad in 1914 issue of Wood Craft.
  • Ad in 1920 issue of The Wood-Worker.