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When 4 isn't enough - American Crown Vintage Gas Range (Stove, Oven) - $350 (White Plains)
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Post# 737082   2/22/2014 at 23:47 (2,194 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Long ad: " ffered for sale is this vintage American Crown gas range in clean, working condition.
American Crown was a fairly high-end range back in the days before Viking, Wolf and other commercial-style range manufacturers.
These are still sought after for their quality, as well as their versatility - it isn't easy to find 6 burners, 2 full size ovens and 2 broilers - all in a 40 inch range. Great for ambitious cooks, caterers or large families.
I have even read online that Martha Stewart's personal cook uses one of these American Crown ranges, but I have no way of verifying that! However, I have personally seen American Crown ranges fully restored and offered for sale in better-than-new condition (and at great expense) at places like Belgrove Appliance, alongside more common vintage stoves from Chambers, O'Keefe & Merritt, Wedgewood, etc.
This stove belonged to the prior owners of my house, and they used it regularly. I thought about restoring it, but in the end decided that it didn't fit the decor of my kitchen remodel. I used it a few times, and can verify that it is in working condition. There was masking tape over one of the burner knobs, but I am not sure why because that burner seemed to me to be working. The ovens work. I never tried the broilers, but I suspect that they are also in working condition. The range is in pretty clean shape for a vintage appliance. The electric clock seems to need attention - it is noisy and doesn't keep accurate time.
The range is sold strictly "as is." As with any vintage appliance, you should have it thoroughly inspected before using it. It is my belief that this range is in usable condition. I suspect that whoever buys it will want to use it as a basis for a partial or complete restoration.
The range has been disconnected, removed from my kitchen and stored in my garage. Buyer is responsible for loading and transporting it. It will be quite easy to pick up because there are no stairs involved - just pull up with a truck or van and load it up.
I am not an expert, but I will try to answer any questions you may have as best I can.
First $350 cash takes it home."


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Post# 737083 , Reply# 1   2/22/2014 at 23:48 (2,194 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
American Crown - top view

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six burners - for the busy homemaker

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Post# 737137 , Reply# 2   2/23/2014 at 09:41 (2,194 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

An acquaintance from Atlanta bought a 1950s home off Briarcliff Rd. near that big TV station (Channel 5, maybe?). The kitchen had GE woodtone brown appliances including the mid-50s TOL range. He did not like electric cooking, although he did not cook much himself. When a relative died, he spent a lot of money redoing the house in the late 70s and he put this range (in coppertone) in the kitchen along with installing the KDI57 with its chopping block top.

Because the factory burned down, there are no new replacement parts for Crown ranges. Fixing the timer should not be much of a problem and this range does not have a burner with a thermal control to get out of wack.


Post# 737155 , Reply# 3   2/23/2014 at 10:42 (2,194 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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That is one helluva beautiful range.

Post# 847790 , Reply# 4   10/26/2015 at 19:56 (1,583 days old) by stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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Not nearly as wonderful as the 6 burner above but worth a post anyway:


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