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Anybody want to be range twins?
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Post# 745143   3/25/2014 at 19:32 (2,369 days old) by classiccaprice (Hampton, Virginia)        

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Very similar to my 1950 Frigidare RM-10, though the burners make me think it's older. I'd love to have a few parts off it, but not for that price. Picture below is of my range.

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Post# 745150 , Reply# 1   3/25/2014 at 19:53 (2,369 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
Help Me Out Here:

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As you know, Will, I've always admired your RM-10, which is the kind of appliance that often gets overlooked by collectors because it's basic. I love it because it's the kind of range so many people in tract houses actually had at the time.

What I'm wondering is - does yours have a storage drawer, or did Frigidaire omit that feature on this model? It looks like it could either be lacking a drawer, or like the drawer has to be grasped from the bottom to open it, saving Frigidaire the cost of a handle on this "entry-level" model.

Can you educate us?

Post# 745153 , Reply# 2   3/25/2014 at 20:04 (2,369 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Smoooth lines

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Your range has restrained elegance; simple lines that remind me of a 50's Speedster, the lines flowing smoothly(though not as rounded as some 50's stoves).

Post# 745155 , Reply# 3   3/25/2014 at 20:13 (2,369 days old) by classiccaprice (Hampton, Virginia)        
Yes and no

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Thanks again for the complement. I really like my BOL range and it cooks great. The bottom panel, which on so many ranges is a storage drawer, is just a delete plate, there is no drawer or tracks for a drawer there. The left "oven" is in fact a storage drawer though and is quite adequate for my needs. So it does have storage, just not where you were wondering. Hope that helps and that someone saves my range's twin.

Post# 745158 , Reply# 4   3/25/2014 at 20:20 (2,369 days old) by classiccaprice (Hampton, Virginia)        

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Thanks Phil. I've always liked the look understated look of my range too. Though perhaps you should have picked a Studebaker as a comparison... Both are Raymond Loewy designs. :). Below is the picture of the Richmond range for the archives.

Post# 745165 , Reply# 5   3/25/2014 at 20:35 (2,369 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

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What's interesting about your range and others in the same time frame is that Frigidaire was already doing "modular" design - using common elements throughout the entire line to save costs.

Here's a photo of the other end of the line - the TOL RK-70. As you can see, it's exactly the same frame and stampings, just more stuff added.

This is standard operating practice today, but it was less common then.

Post# 745166 , Reply# 6   3/25/2014 at 20:44 (2,369 days old) by classiccaprice (Hampton, Virginia)        
The RK's were 1948 models

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I had noticed the modular design, but I hadn't seen that particular image before. My owners manual shows some of the different features of the higher end ranges and I did get some parts off a 1947 RJ-60. I almost feel that the design is too busy with all the added features. I wouldn't mind a little apartment sized version of my range one day though, similar to the RK-3D that was in Kenmore71s photo. Though I am not in a rush for that.

Post# 745169 , Reply# 7   3/25/2014 at 20:54 (2,369 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
Yep, 1948

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The RK-70 was the range I grew up with. The house - a Cape Cod - was built in '49 and the range was still in place and working just fine when we moved in in Summer of '58. It was there until '74, when too many things were wrong with it to keep using it; this was before the Internet made it easier to source really old parts.

I will never forget moving that thing to the curb. And we had a very long driveway. :(

Here's the RK-3D, in a photo originally posted by Mark kenmore71:

Post# 745178 , Reply# 8   3/25/2014 at 21:19 (2,369 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Missed it!

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Will, that's cool - I wouldn't have known..Raymond Loewy, great designer, love his locomotive designs.

Studebaker! That brings back memories. I think my dad had a 1950 Champion Deluxe. It was a light green, not quite as dark looking as the brochure. The upholstery felt like mohair, the ride was quiet...front of the car reminded me of his locomotive designs. Even as a 2-3 year old something, I remember and loved that back window!

How would you like a Raymond Loewy refrigerator to match that stove? Would it look like the one below? long have you owned your stove and where did it find you? :-)


Post# 745252 , Reply# 9   3/26/2014 at 04:32 (2,369 days old) by classiccaprice (Hampton, Virginia)        

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My friends have a 1950 Frigidare refrigerator similar to this one, which I hope to get eventually to have a matched set. Not sure if Loewy designed this one or not....

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Post# 745253 , Reply# 10   3/26/2014 at 04:43 (2,369 days old) by classiccaprice (Hampton, Virginia)        
Suddenly it's 2008...

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In short, my friend, Dave (volvoguy87) rescued it And gave it to me. The whole story of my ranges beginnings was chronicled here on aw in the link below. This was before my 1957 Philco, but that's another story...

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Post# 745396 , Reply# 11   3/26/2014 at 20:08 (2,368 days old) by classiccaprice (Hampton, Virginia)        

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I guess someone did want to be twins! It's gone! Who's the lucky owner? Anyone on here?

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