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GE Turquoise drop in range
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Post# 941910   6/5/2017 at 15:23 (324 days old) by spacepig (Floridas Emerald Coast)        

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So, I picked this up yesterday. It's supposed to be for someone else, but if she decides she doesn't want it, I guess I"m stuck with another turquoise stove--lol. I'm having trouble determining the year as the badge is fairly hard to see. The model number starts with JM and the serial with JA.

Per the website that helps you identify your stove, there is no month listed for "J", and I'm guessing of the years listed for "M", that 1971 is probably accurate and "A" would be 1977. Is the stove that new, or am I reading the site wrong?

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Post# 941911 , Reply# 1   6/5/2017 at 15:28 (324 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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'A' could also be 1965 which would make sense - turquoise was still in production then.  GE had discontinued it in 1966 so a 1971 or 1977 range would not have been available in turquoise.  

Post# 941943 , Reply# 2   6/5/2017 at 18:00 (324 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        
Awsome Stove

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That's a great little range - turquoise showed it off perfectly.  Paul is correct; turquoise was phased out during the 1966 model year and replaced by avocado.


It should clean up very nicely.



Post# 942029 , Reply# 3   6/6/2017 at 08:09 (324 days old) by panthera (Rocky Mountains)        
As others here have noted, that's too late.

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The beautiful colors were gone by then - and we had the most awfully ugly palette imaginable.


These stoves are of an unusual size, but they were of outstanding quality, easily better than anything you can buy today for any amount of money. If she doesn't want it, I'd definitely keep it. This was pretty much the end of great colors, good design and great function. 

Post# 942040 , Reply# 4   6/6/2017 at 09:39 (323 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

A neighbor had that Mark 27 in her kitchen, in white, and, when she went to replace it with a new one, she was rudely shocked at the cost so if you can afford to keep it and periodically list it on some mid-century site, you could sell it. If you are willing to sell it for a reasonable price, you will probably be able to get rid of it.  Too many people think that if they have something turquoise, it is worth a fortune and you know better.

Post# 942149 , Reply# 5   6/6/2017 at 20:40 (323 days old) by spacepig (Floridas Emerald Coast)        

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Thank you all for the information. I did not know the timeframe of the turquoise phase out, so that's useful info to go by.

The guy I got it from says it was working when it was pulled out, and judging from the age of the house, it was probably the original stove to the home. It appears to be in good shape for it's age, with a couple of dings in the porcelain. Since it's not mine(yet), I just gave it a basic cleaning, but it does need more.
Sadly, only the stove and a newer refrigerator was saved--everything else got thrown out (house is MCM and is being gutted and flipped). There was a lonely little MCM light fixture in the bathroom that didn't get tossed, so the guy was kind enough to give it to me.

Post# 942167 , Reply# 6   6/6/2017 at 21:30 (323 days old) by panthera (Rocky Mountains)        
I'm so glad

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you shared this with us. I'm quite partial to this color!

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