Tobacco curers


Title
Tobacco curers
Description
Gas tobacco curers in the grass produced by the Florence-Mayo company. Date from negative sleeve.
Date
August 31, 1957
Original Format
negatives
Extent
10cm x 12cm
Local Identifier
0741-b12-fd-v12.d.68
Contributor(s)
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
Rights
Copyright held by Joyner Library. Permission to reuse this work is granted for all non-commercial purposes.
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Comments

Kim Hinshaw Nov 03 2012

This is actually a set of kerosene burning curers. The circular chimneys sat on a round "bowl" that held an asbestos wick which soaked up fuel whose level was controlled by a simple float and needle valve "carburetor" located outside the barn. My family held a dealership in Yadkin Co. NC from 1937 untill production ceased in the middle 70's. I helped install a ton of these things before bulk barhs took over. They required close monitoring because they were not thermostatically controlled but were very safe and economical. Beat the heck out of curing with wood.

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