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Interesting gas range (Huntsville, AL)
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Post# 754534   5/2/2014 at 19:47 (2,125 days old) by cornutt (Huntsville, AL USA)        

I can't quite make out the brand name on the badge at the left. It apparently does still have the pot that goes in the deep-well cooker. Note the overhead light above the backsplash.

Post# 754536 , Reply# 1   5/2/2014 at 19:50 (2,125 days old) by cornutt (Huntsville, AL USA)        
Double check on the location

The listing doesn't actually say... it was posted to Huntsville Craigslist, but the listing doesn't give the location. Actually, I'm getting a bit suspcious because no phone number was given either.

Post# 754549 , Reply# 2   5/2/2014 at 20:48 (2,125 days old) by hydralique (Los Angeles)        
Hmmm . . .

A gas range that even Tom and John could love, lol.

Post# 754644 , Reply# 3   5/3/2014 at 05:55 (2,125 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
Me Thinks

A VERY early Frigidaire.

Post# 754683 , Reply# 4   5/3/2014 at 10:48 (2,124 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

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It's a Frigidaire. Looks like late '30s/early '40s, but we need an expert like Mark kenmore71 to tell us the exact year.

This one is pretty high up in the line; it has an automatic oven and the Thermizer; the Cook-Master clock/timer unit is mounted in the backguard as was Frigidaire's practice on high-end ranges, not in the light tower as they did for cheaper models (where the Cook-Master was an optional accessory). However, it lacks the salt and pepper shaker set mounted on the light tower of TOL models I've seen from this time frame.

Post# 754686 , Reply# 5   5/3/2014 at 10:56 (2,124 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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art deco with that light posted high above - kind of a cool looking stove, no frill looking.

Post# 754691 , Reply# 6   5/3/2014 at 12:08 (2,124 days old) by Kenmore71 (Minneapolis, MN)        

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That is a 1939 Frigidaire B-60-39.  Top of the line for that year.  Left side was a warming drawer, right side a regular oven.  The front two surface units have been replaced.  Interestingly, they must have been replaced pretty early on since they are the thin 2-piece readiantubes that were used from 1941-1948 instead of the much more common wide monotube radiantube introduced on the 1949 line. 

Post# 754709 , Reply# 7   5/3/2014 at 13:34 (2,124 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
That Explains It....

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I was thinking this wasn't quite TOL, because of the lack of a salt and pepper set. As you know, Mark, the 1940 line had those on TOL ranges. But this is a year earlier, and they evidently hadn't come up with that idea yet.

That would be a very, very cool range restored. Very 1939-40 World's Fair.


Post# 754772 , Reply# 8   5/3/2014 at 18:28 (2,124 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        
Neat Range

I'm not sure that the front units look like the first Radiantubes. They look like later units, possibly generic units of the Corox design. I have a range with the first of the thin Radiantubes and these lack the distinct loops at 11 o'clock on the outside and at 1 o'clock on the inside of the units. In the 50s, many of the manufacturers of surface units made replacement kits so that Calrod elements, for example, could be installed on any brand of electric range. I think Chromalox was the last to offer that. I used those to replace the front Radiantubes on the 1954 RT38 for some speed.

Huntsville and surrounding areas would be a good place for electric ranges, just like the Pacific Northwest. With the coming of TVA power, many homes went from solid fuel ranges to electric. A friend who grew up in Huntsville told me that before they got an electric refrigerator they could only have Jello in the winter when it was cold enough outside to make it set up. The rest of the year, the icebox did not get cold enough.

Post# 754781 , Reply# 9   5/3/2014 at 19:21 (2,124 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
In Case Anyone's Interested:

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Here's a link to the CL ad.

Asking price is $350, which is not the most unreasonable asking price I've ever seen. The seller says, "The stove needs some TLC, as in the structure is solid but knobs, etc., could stand to be resurfaced." The range is claimed to be one-owner.

There was also one additional photo, of the Thermizer, which appears to be in good shape.

P.S.: Is it just me, or does the Frigidaire badge on the backsplash behind the Thermizer bear an uncanny resemblance to the Batsignal? :)

CLICK HERE TO GO TO danemodsandy's LINK on Huntsville Craigslist

Post# 754796 , Reply# 10   5/3/2014 at 21:35 (2,124 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Thanks for the close up, Sandy. Those are definitely two tube, 3 wire Chromalox units on the front if both are like the one in front of the Thermizer.

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