Thread Number: 73515  /  Tag: Ranges, Stoves, Ovens
Appliances used on the set of Mrs. Maisel
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Post# 970881   12/1/2017 at 03:28 by MattL (Flushing, MI)        

Anybody watch the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel?  It's on Amazon and set in 1958.  I think they did a decent job with period pieces but the one thing that stuck out to me was in the pilot episode there was a wall oven that really said 60's to me.  Wondering if that style was used as early as '58.  In the parents apartment set they used a more appropriate stove with dual ovens and the round windows  believe it's a Western Holly range.

 

Not really appliance related but I did spot a few things that were out of place.  A number of the lamp shades were obviously plastic with the pleated material on them very 2000's.  Also a moderate use of the word "nerd" not sure it was in the vernacular at that point in time.  Overall pretty well done, costumes looked great as did the sets.

 

BTW, not sure were to post this, kind of vintage appliance kind of not...





Post# 970928 , Reply# 1   12/1/2017 at 10:25 by countryford (Phoenix, AZ)        

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I have not seen that show, but did see the previews for it. Did you take a picture of the wall oven? Might be helpful to those who don't watch tv online.

I kind of enjoy trying to pick out the discrepancies on shows that were filmed in a previous time.

As far as the word "Nerd" is concerned, here is what I found on Wikipedia.

 

The first documented appearance of the word nerd is as the name of a creature in Dr. Seuss's book If I Ran the Zoo (1950), in which the narrator Gerald McGrew claims that he would collect "a Nerkle, a Nerd, and a Seersucker too" for his imaginary zoo.[3][5][6] The slang meaning of the term dates to the next year, 1951, when Newsweek magazine reported on its popular use as a synonym for drip or square in Detroit, Michigan.[7] By the early 1960s, usage of the term had spread throughout the United States, and even as far as Scotland.[8][9] At some point, the word took on connotations of bookishness and social ineptitude.[5


Post# 971022 , Reply# 2   12/1/2017 at 20:38 by MattL (Flushing, MI)        

Ok, grabbed a screen shot.  Anyone identify year of oven? looks to be a GE.


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Post# 971088 , Reply# 3   12/2/2017 at 06:32 by Countryford (Phoenix, AZ)        

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It does look 60s.

Post# 971105 , Reply# 4   12/2/2017 at 08:03 by westingguelph (Guelph. Ontario Canada)        

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The fridge looks like a Westinghouse. There is a pretty long name above the center chrome (right)strip in writing...typical for WH.

Post# 971143 , Reply# 5   12/2/2017 at 12:45 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        

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GE Wall Oven is late 60s




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