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Post# 681442   5/28/2013 at 22:08 (1,332 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        

1955 Hotpoint in either brushed chrome or stainless, someone needs to get this, Pittsburgh!

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Post# 681448 , Reply# 1   5/28/2013 at 22:59 (1,332 days old) by alr2903 (TN)        

My goodness. Like I always say, "just when you think you have seen it all on

Post# 681455 , Reply# 2   5/29/2013 at 00:00 (1,332 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        
Single oven?

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"if it were only closer..."

How many times have we all thought that? This is beautiful! Sounds like they have the fryer and griddle accessories, doesn't it? And $75.

Post# 681461 , Reply# 3   5/29/2013 at 00:54 (1,332 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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THAT is a stainless STEAL!

Post# 681471 , Reply# 4   5/29/2013 at 05:41 (1,332 days old) by customline (pennsylvania)        

I knew they existed but never saw a real live one.

Post# 681477 , Reply# 5   5/29/2013 at 06:16 (1,332 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
Our local furniture store

has three of them,he said they were a special order item and were very expensive new.55 was Hotpoints 50th anniversary.

Post# 681494 , Reply# 6   5/29/2013 at 09:02 (1,332 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        

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Did '55 have the Custom Cooker option that they had in '56? A rotisserie was also available in both '55 and 56 I believe, at least in double oven models, maybe single oven too?

Post# 681496 , Reply# 7   5/29/2013 at 09:04 (1,332 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
is it my imagination...

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or was Hotpoint a more deluxe product than GE at that time? It seems so, at least from appearances.

Post# 681497 , Reply# 8   5/29/2013 at 09:12 (1,332 days old) by moparguy (Virginia)        

What a beautiful stove, I just spoke with them and we have reached a deal and am heading to Pittsburgh to get it! Thanks so much to Hans for posting and making this fabulous stove possible for my stove collection! I will post more photos and detail shortly!

Post# 681500 , Reply# 9   5/29/2013 at 09:22 (1,332 days old) by kevin313 (Detroit, Michigan)        

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So glad this range is going to a good home!!

Post# 681503 , Reply# 10   5/29/2013 at 09:42 (1,332 days old) by joeekaitis (Rialto, California, USA)        
"was Hotpoint a more deluxe product than GE at that time

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It was GE's prestige line at the time, often sold in Hotpoint-only showrooms. Now it's GE's second-from-the-bottom budget line, with the Home Depot exclusive Americana builder's special brand at the very bottom.

Post# 681574 , Reply# 11   5/29/2013 at 19:02 (1,331 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

You have to remember that Hotpoint invented the Calrod sealed element. It was the very first and the thinnest sealed rod surface unit. GE bought Hotpoint to be able to have the Calrod. Maybe it was by some agreement that Hotpoint ranges were generally more fully featured than GE ranges in the bells and whistles way, but GE did introduce the P-7 oven. For quite a while, at least into the 60s, Hotpoint had designers with more flair than GE did. The two product lines were kept very separate for quite a while, but economics sorta started to change that in the 60s & 70s. GE and Hotpoint dryers, for example, were similar in the first models around WWII when they were all based on Hamilton's design, even if the HP did have Calrod elements while the GE had open coils, but they diverged with Hotpoint getting into water dryers and staying with a low air flow design for their vented dryers. The final break in dryer design came when GE introduced their high speed, high airflow dryer in '57. GE never marketed a water dryer and their combos were very different and totally separately designed, even if the HP combo was only available for a year or less.

Post# 682624 , Reply# 12   6/5/2013 at 19:40 (1,324 days old) by moparguy (Virginia)        
Hotpoint arrives home...

Yesterday was a beautiful day for a long road trip... to pick up the Hotpoint! A beautiful and unusual for sure, and overall am very happy, though not exactly in "excellent" condition... Will now undertake some major cleaning and beauty treatment! By the way, it looks like brushed chrome to me... Note the side panels are grey/blue porcelain.

Post# 682625 , Reply# 13   6/5/2013 at 19:42 (1,324 days old) by moparguy (Virginia)        

It is missing its clock knob, lower main oven heating element, and the rear panel behind the dash, and the deep well pot... And the deep well element in particular has certainly had a lot of use!

Post# 682627 , Reply# 14   6/5/2013 at 19:43 (1,324 days old) by moparguy (Virginia)        

But that's what a good cleaning day is for! And how could I refuse this beautiful stove!

Post# 682628 , Reply# 15   6/5/2013 at 19:45 (1,324 days old) by moparguy (Virginia)        

Finally... and apologize that I don't know how to load multiple photos to one entry... it does still have the adjustable rack and rotisserie in the main oven!

Post# 682629 , Reply# 16   6/5/2013 at 19:47 (1,324 days old) by moparguy (Virginia)        
Thanks again to Hans (norgeway)

... for posting this beautiful stove!

Post# 682630 , Reply# 17   6/5/2013 at 19:51 (1,324 days old) by classiccaprice (Hampton, Virginia)        

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It looks nice, Jeff. Congratulations.

Post# 682639 , Reply# 18   6/5/2013 at 20:45 (1,324 days old) by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA - Next Wash-In June 2017 )        
nice find!

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A real gem!....

Post# 683312 , Reply# 19   6/10/2013 at 01:11 (1,320 days old) by alr2903 (TN)        

Congrats Moparguy, it is a beautiful stove.  The Hotpoint has some serious steel in the oven racks. Best of luck with it. alr

Post# 683333 , Reply# 20   6/10/2013 at 07:17 (1,320 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Yay I Will Finely Get To See A Brushed Chrome Hotpoint

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Glad you were able to get this beauty, is it cleaned up for this summers entertaining at Mopar Manor yet? Am looking forward to seeing it this Saturday.

Post# 683477 , Reply# 21   6/11/2013 at 01:55 (1,319 days old) by frontaloadotmy (the cool gay realm)        
It is very nice looking! !

 It will be a show piece when you get it cleaned and refurbed..... 

Post# 683513 , Reply# 22   6/11/2013 at 10:26 (1,319 days old) by sarahperdue (Alabama)        

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So glad you got it Moparguy. Now I can stop drooling. It's bad for the keyboard.

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