Thread Number: 71728  /  Tag: Ranges, Stoves, Ovens
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Post# 949052   7/20/2017 at 01:33 (363 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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The seller claims this is the exact same year and model as in the Bewitched kitchen.  1959 seems a bit old, but I'm not a Flair expert.  Link has more pix.



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Post# 949067 , Reply# 1   7/20/2017 at 06:18 (363 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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I always thought the Flair was rolled out in 1960, but I suppose someone could have purchased one in fall of 1959. After all, Frigidaire was part of GM back then... LOL


But as to the Bewitched comparason, I thought the Stevens kitchen boasted all Sunny Yellow appliances, no?  


I think this is a common sales tactic on craigslist especially for Flair ranges!  At least they weren't claiming "First electric range ever made" or "1943 model"....  

Post# 949069 , Reply# 2   7/20/2017 at 06:34 (363 days old) by warmsecondrinse (Fort Lee, NJ)        

I actually owned one of these back when I was young and foolish. My then spouse and I had just bought a house and the kitchen was a disaster. I loved the design but couldn't handle the thought of cooking on an electric stove. My other half felt the same way and insisted the ovens were too small.

With some help we dragged the Flair out to the curb. We weren't even half way back to the front door when we heard a commotion behind us. We turned around to see the stove sitting in the back of a pick-up which was speeding away as if leaving a crime scene. Had I known then what I know now I'd've separated the bottom cabinets, set the upper half into the counter and installed two gas burners on the side.

My only consolation is that I know the stove went to a good home.

Post# 949078 , Reply# 3   7/20/2017 at 07:25 (363 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
1960's Looks

like the Stevens range to me too.

Post# 949080 , Reply# 4   7/20/2017 at 07:39 (363 days old) by panthera (Rocky Mountains)        
It's possible

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We're working on a top-of-the line in Sunny Yellow from '60 and it has several parts with 1959 date codes, and one with '58 (the Telechron). It also doesn't quite line up with any of the service manuals on several really important points such as the drawer mechanism. The chains are run a bit differently.

Post# 949083 , Reply# 5   7/20/2017 at 08:05 (363 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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It's close to the Bewitched range, but not exactly the same model. Splitting hairs, but that's what we do with appliances here... lol

Other kitchen shots for era/model year reference -


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Post# 949089 , Reply# 6   7/20/2017 at 09:19 (363 days old) by steved (Guilderland, New York)        
All 1964 models

First season had all 1964 Custom Imperial models, which were upgraded next season to 1965 "J" models. The Flair in the original post was from 1960.
Notice how they taped over the Frigidaire name.....

Post# 949113 , Reply# 7   7/20/2017 at 12:50 (362 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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I just realized that I made the same old mistake I thought I had overcome, and posted this in Super instead of Shoppers Square.   It had been a long day.  Whatever.  It was more about the seller's claim than alerting people to an item for sale.

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