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Stove/Range 40"Vintage FIRESTONE ELECTRIC - $330 (Lawrenceville)
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Post# 728729   1/19/2014 at 10:15 (2,260 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Post# 728766 , Reply# 1   1/19/2014 at 14:00 (2,260 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
Doesn't Seem to Need Much....

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If you're into rarity, this is a nice range.

It appears to be 1955-58, somewhere in there, from the styling, and it looks as if it could be GE-based. The oven temp knob appears to be a replacement, and there is something missing from the control panel; you can see an oddly-shaped hole where something is supposed to snap or twist into place.

Aside from those things, she's a remarkable old girl. I never saw an oven temp knob sprouting from the middle of a clock/timer unit before. That must have been fun to fix when it went wonky.

Post# 728770 , Reply# 2   1/19/2014 at 14:26 (2,260 days old) by moparguy (Virginia)        

I think what is missing is the fourth burner control...

It looks like the four knobs that are present are three burner controls, with the oven function knob in the center... and the missing fourth burner control would center that oven knob.

Just my guess.

I agree with Sandy that it appears very GE-esque. And must be pretty rare!

Post# 728773 , Reply# 3   1/19/2014 at 14:34 (2,260 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

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Now that you said that, I think you're right. I wonder if someone stuck that oven temp knob in the middle of the clock dial to conceal a bare shaft sticking out?

So, now we're talking a burner control and a matching knob.

Post# 728776 , Reply# 4   1/19/2014 at 14:45 (2,260 days old) by ultramatic (New York City)        

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What's missing is a knob and switch for either a burner or the oven. Most likely the oven.  As for the knob on the clock, it seems the clock mechanism  was either removed (there are no hands) or they just slipped on any knob that would fit.

Post# 728839 , Reply# 5   1/19/2014 at 17:43 (2,260 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
clock knob

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Too funny. You all have such "eagle eyes" - here's a closeup. It looks like a knob graduated for an oven.

Post# 728843 , Reply# 6   1/19/2014 at 17:50 (2,260 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

This range was available in yellow in 1956 and the model # was 5 C 100. Those were Chromalox units possibly with 7 speed switches. In 1957 they went to pushbuttons.

Post# 728935 , Reply# 7   1/19/2014 at 22:51 (2,259 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
I wonder who??

Made it, I think it was probably someone like Gibson etc.

Post# 729022 , Reply# 8   1/20/2014 at 09:22 (2,259 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

It was obviously made by a manufacturer who had not switched to the wide master oven design and it was not made by one of the big three.

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