Thread Number: 50979
Vintage Stove - 30" wide'flush front' 220v 1957 GE stove/oven/range in 'Butter Yellow' - $340 (cupe
[Down to Last]'s exclusive eBay Watch:
scroll >>> for more items
Post# 732890   2/4/2014 at 19:36 (2,419 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

ovrphil's profile picture
Looks a little dirty, but maybe I'm being over-critical?

Ad reads:

" This rare and wonderful stove has low miles, is in great shape, clean, and ready to adorn your mid century modern home. Oven door is shiny stainless inside. Cool! Good luck finding another range of this vintage and quality for your electric kitchen.

Standard 30" width, SHALLOW DEPTH! That's right, the front of this baby sits flush with your cabinets. Try buying one like that today! Standard 220v, plug it in and start channeling your inner Julia Child. Push button stovetop controls show different color lights depending on heat level. Remember the push button automatics on the 50's Chryslers? Sweet.

Works great, even the clock works and keeps great time. It's as if time stood still, its 1957 again with all the chrome and beautiful details. And the gorgeous Butter Yellow color truly makes it one of a kind.

GE model# J-304, made with pride in Louisville, Kentucky. Standard size burner elements never go out of style, and are always available. Even the original brochures are available for download. Check it out: Electric~RA

Still plugged in, come see it work. I originally listed this for $500. Hurry! First $340 cash gets it, bring your truck, van or trailer.

Easy pick up near 280 and 85 free ways. "

CLICK HERE TO GO TO ovrphil's LINK on San Francisco Craigslist

Post# 732891 , Reply# 1   2/4/2014 at 19:37 (2,419 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Interior Views

ovrphil's profile picture
maybe ...a little cleaner for the photos? :-)

Post# 732902 , Reply# 2   2/4/2014 at 20:06 (2,419 days old) by vintagekitchen ()        

The good stuff is always so far away. I love that buttery yellow of GE's, but you never see it in this area. Which is odd since GE was manufactured in louisville. Guess it wasn't as popular as plain white in this are.

Post# 732976 , Reply# 3   2/5/2014 at 03:14 (2,419 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

For the price they are asking??Can't they clean the stove up JUST A LITTLE???

Post# 733008 , Reply# 4   2/5/2014 at 08:53 (2,418 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        

rp2813's profile picture

I posted this same stove a week or so ago.  The seller is going to have to keep coming down with the price, regardless of how rare a model it is.


Phil, I'm counting on you to track down a GE Frost Guard bottom freezer with articulated shelves in my vicinity!

Post# 733025 , Reply# 5   2/5/2014 at 11:04 (2,418 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Actually, GE called it "Sunshine Yellow."

Post# 733030 , Reply# 6   2/5/2014 at 11:36 (2,418 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

danemodsandy's profile picture
The seller is being more than a little optimistic about the burners!

The three "regular" burners aren't something just sitting on the shelf at Home Depot - they're old-style wire-in Calrod units.

The parts to fix the Automatic Calrod burner are pretty much unobtanium.

Post# 733033 , Reply# 7   2/5/2014 at 11:44 (2,418 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

gansky1's profile picture

Most of the ranges I've found need a complete take-apart and detail cleaning anyway, but our standards are probably higher than average.  I'd be happy with the as-found state of this range compared to some I've seen.  


Oddly, our Habitat store had a stack of these  wired Calrod elements one day, a few even NOS still in packages.  

Post# 733046 , Reply# 8   2/5/2014 at 12:35 (2,418 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
Even Harder to Find:

danemodsandy's profile picture
If I interpret the sales literature I have correctly, these surface units aren't even Tilt-Lock Calrods, just regular ones that don't hold themselves in the raised position for cleaning.

Greg, is your pink 'un equipped with Tilt-Lock burners?

Post# 733065 , Reply# 9   2/5/2014 at 13:33 (2,418 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
GE Frost Guard - looks like

ovrphil's profile picture
To rp2813 - Ralph : Sure, but what's the exterior look like? I

Post# 733088 , Reply# 10   2/5/2014 at 14:39 (2,418 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        

rp2813's profile picture

Check out this active thread for an example (although they made this type with minor interior/exterior changes into the mid-'60s):


Post# 733089 , Reply# 11   2/5/2014 at 14:39 (2,418 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

gansky1's profile picture

No Tilt-Lock on mine, hold it up with one hand and wipe with the other.  



Post# 733143 , Reply# 12   2/5/2014 at 18:16 (2,418 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Ralph - noted and filed

ovrphil's profile picture
..and I created a folder to's that?

Nice 'frig.

Post# 733150 , Reply# 13   2/5/2014 at 18:32 (2,418 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        

rp2813's profile picture

Thanks Phil.


The hunt is on!

Post# 733425 , Reply# 14   2/6/2014 at 19:51 (2,417 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

GE originally called their color "Canary Yellow". Did they change the designation to "Sunshine Yellow" at a later date?

The Hotpoint yellow is called "Sunburst Yellow".

Post# 733432 , Reply# 15   2/6/2014 at 20:31 (2,417 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        

rp2813's profile picture

I thought the Sunny/Sunshine hue belonged to Frigidaire.

Forum Index:       Other Forums:                      

Comes to the Rescue!

The Discuss-o-Mat has stopped, buzzer is sounding!!!
If you would like to reply to this thread please log-in...

Discuss-O-MAT Log-In

New Members
Click Here To Sign Up.

Discuss-o-Mat Forums
Vintage Brochures, Service and Owners Manuals
Fun Vintage Washer Ephemera
See It Wash!
Video Downloads
Audio Downloads
Picture of the Day
Patent of the Day
Photos of our Collections
The Old Aberdeen Farm
Vintage Service Manuals
Vintage washer/dryer/dishwasher to sell?
Technical/service questions?
Looking for Parts?
Website related questions?
Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy
Our Privacy Policy