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Post# 759887   5/27/2014 at 20:10 (2,137 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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this is very clean!

AD: "If you want a vintage stove but cannot afford $1000's restoration here is your chance! This electric stove is all original and in excellent condition. The person we bought it from said it was in a pool house of an estate and very rarely used, the condition it is in is amazing. We purchased it to use in a home remodel but our plans changed. Can be seen in Joplin. $400 firm. Contact us at...."

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Post# 760792 , Reply# 1   6/1/2014 at 16:39 (2,132 days old) by mikael3 (Atlanta)        

What year is this one?

I can't find any users' manuals for the 40" models from the early '50s, which is frustrating, because I like the Loewy look better than the later, more angular design. I'm guessing this is 1954, but how would I know? Was the RO-70 the TOL at that time?

This stove really tempts me, even though I'm nowhere near Joplin.

Post# 760800 , Reply# 2   6/1/2014 at 17:38 (2,132 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

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Frigidaire model numbers of that era give very exact information if one knows how to read them.

The "RO" prefix is for the model year 1951. The prefix changed each year.

The "70" model designation is for a TOL 40-inch range. The model designation did not change each year. For instance, I grew up with a 1948 Frigidaire RK-70 range - "RK" for 1948, but still "70" for a TOL 40-incher.

So, the answer to your questions is easy to determine. Of course, none of us would know this stuff if it weren't for pioneering members like Ben swestoyz and Mark kenmore71, who collected literature way before all this vintage appliance interest became cool.

Post# 760831 , Reply# 3   6/1/2014 at 21:48 (2,132 days old) by mikael3 (Atlanta)        

I really wish there were some sort of FAQ section for this information.

I think the last year Frigidaire had this Loewy-ish design was 1954. I'd like to have the latest version of that look, if I can ever find one. My other choice would be a 1963 Custom DeLuxe, which is the simplest of the post-Loewy looks, to my eyes. It was also basically my great aunt's range, although hers was a 1963 plain DeLuxe.

Post# 760875 , Reply# 4   6/2/2014 at 08:51 (2,131 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

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Doing an FAQ would probably be a very intensive effort. Not only are there many different types of appliance, there are many different manufacturers.

There is also the question of exceptions. Every time you "decode" model and serial numbers, you run into exceptions, which can mean that a model number doesn't run true to the usual sequence used.

Fortunately, there is the Super Searchalator here on AW, to which you have access as an upgraded member. If you had put "1951 Frigidaire range" into the Searchalator, you'd have seen the RO-70 as the second result. Searches on other years would also yield information and photos. It is not as fast as an FAQ section might be, but at least for the time being, it's the best we've got.

Post# 760899 , Reply# 5   6/2/2014 at 10:40 (2,131 days old) by mikael3 (Atlanta)        

Thank you for that information. As you can see, I'm new here and I'm already messing up posts and being ignorant.

FAQs are a tricky business, no doubt about it, especially for volunteer organizations. But they sure are nice after they're finished.

Post# 760902 , Reply# 6   6/2/2014 at 11:02 (2,131 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

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I've looked through your posts, and I don't see anything "messed up" or "ignorant."

You're FINE. And I for one am glad you're with us. It's nice to see someone your age who appreciates the Loewy Frigidaires, and even nicer to see someone so new to the hobby who has already figured out the difference between those and later models.

Post# 761510 , Reply# 7   6/4/2014 at 18:29 (2,129 days old) by mikael3 (Atlanta)        

This thing keeps catching my eye and it hasn't sold yet. It's really clean looking, and it's just about exactly what I want--except it's white, and I really want yellow, but that means a '54--but maybe a '53 is what I really "need"?!?!

One big question. What kind of element is in the stove, and what do I need to know about it? The surface burners are familiar to me, but not that stove.

And I'm in ATLANTA!!! I'd make the trip if I knew more about what I was getting into.

Post# 899433 , Reply# 8   9/19/2016 at 11:55 (1,291 days old) by jthorpe (Raleigh)        
Frigidaire Range model RO-60

This is a 1950 Frigidaire Range I bought in Ohio in late '80s. It has been
stored in my garage since then. I never used it so I don't know what works
although everything seems to be in excellent shape. The minute hand on clock
is loose and there appears to be some minor touch up paint in a couple of

This is a Frigidaire Electric Stove with Deluxe Model Number RO60. This is
in very good, condition. Measures 49" tall, 40" wide and 26" depth. The
drawer on the right is a warming drawer or can be use for storage. The
large bottom drawer is for your pots and pans. This is also equipped with
two electrical appliance outlets for your small appliances. The regular
outlet is located on the right side of the lamp base and an automatic
outlet built into the left side of the lamp base.

Asking $325 cash. This item is for pickup only or buyer arranged shipping.
This item can be seen on Ebay search for Frigidaire Range model RO-60 or
contact me at

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Post# 899451 , Reply# 9   9/19/2016 at 13:42 (1,291 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
That Tempts me!

I'm only about 2 1/2 hours away......A little much for my budget though!

Post# 899633 , Reply# 10   9/20/2016 at 11:30 (1,290 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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Is this your truck?  Love, love, love the font of the lettering.  The vehicle is a 1937 Packard panel truck.



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