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Post# 760734   6/1/2014 at 11:14 (2,092 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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A very nice Kenmore electric range with a not so very nice price. You have to admit it looks like a clean machine. "Ful-Vu" oven door is kind of fun too.

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Post# 760735 , Reply# 1   6/1/2014 at 11:23 (2,092 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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What a beautiful and well-maintained range.

lawrence


Post# 760750 , Reply# 2   6/1/2014 at 12:28 (2,092 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
I like these Kenmores..

That is the first one I have seen that was taken care of!! I had a 30 inch similar but no where near as fancy, good stove but needed new oven door hinges, This one I would have in a minute!...but too rich for me!!LOL..Funny, these baked only with bottom heat but consumer reports rated their oven one of the best??LOL

Post# 760757 , Reply# 3   6/1/2014 at 13:05 (2,092 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
One of us..

Could use that the rest of our lives!

Post# 760776 , Reply# 4   6/1/2014 at 14:52 (2,092 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Oh my!! High-end, high-brow beautiful presentation/style/design. Very fancy.

Post# 760819 , Reply# 5   6/1/2014 at 20:03 (2,092 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
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Here are all the photos.

Because you will never see another in this condition in your lifetime.


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Post# 760825 , Reply# 6   6/1/2014 at 21:15 (2,092 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
My sentiments exactly!

They made a beautiful range!

Post# 760856 , Reply# 7   6/2/2014 at 07:13 (2,091 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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holycrumbcakes - that's amazing; all the above adds more weight to "like new" condition...a real pleasure to view.

Post# 760858 , Reply# 8   6/2/2014 at 07:24 (2,091 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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Who actually manufactured this for Sears?

Post# 760865 , Reply# 9   6/2/2014 at 08:02 (2,091 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Have never seen a Kenmore range this clean before, what a find!


Post# 760884 , Reply# 10   6/2/2014 at 09:23 (2,091 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
They were made by

A Roper owned company that only made Sears ranges.

Post# 760887 , Reply# 11   6/2/2014 at 09:49 (2,091 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        
"A Roper owned company that only made Sears ranges."

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Were they by chance made with an eye to keeping cost lower? Ive seen some negative comments here concerning Sears ranges. Was the quality of these Sears ranges as good as Roper of the period? How good was Roper quality at the time?

Post# 760904 , Reply# 12   6/2/2014 at 11:33 (2,091 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
I really dont know...

But for many years they were totally different from a Roper, Some people had a problem with the ovens, but my Great aunt and her daughter both had mid 60s Kenmores and they both turned out beautiful cakes and pies,Aunt Cordias was a fairly tol 67 and Wilmas was a mol 68...Aunt cordia lived upstairs in an apartment over Wilma and her husband,"Next door to my homeplace",and I remember Wilma would carry her pound cakes upstairs to bake them as she said that oven was better.My issue with the 50s and early 60s models was the oven doors had a tendency to get out of line...But I will say this, Wilma could bake the most beautiful and best pound cake I ever have seen....she used a portable mixer and a Sears Kenmore stove!LOL..I watched her mix and bake many of them, Aunt Cordia was my grandmothers Sister and being that they lived next door, I spent a lot of time there.

Post# 760908 , Reply# 13   6/2/2014 at 11:47 (2,091 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        
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Do you have her pound cake recipe? If so please share.

Post# 760954 , Reply# 14   6/2/2014 at 17:31 (2,091 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

The range was most likely made in Roper's Newark, OH plant.

Post# 761009 , Reply# 15   6/2/2014 at 20:43 (2,091 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
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Back at the time this range was made, Sears operated somewhat like Walmart does today - they laid down specifications and a price point, and told manufacturers that they would either make the product to those specifications, or not get Sears' business.

This was the way that Sears offered such great value at that time. A case in point would be Sears' Lady Kenmore washer of 1966 and the competing Maytag A906. The A906 carried a list price of about $429.95. The Lady K's catalog price (exclusive of freight charges) was $239.95 - and the Lady K had more style, more glamour and more flexibility than the A906.

There was a downside. Sears had very little supplier loyalty; whoever was willing to jig to their tune got their business - until someone else was willing to work for Sears cheaper. They were also notorious for not accepting responsibility for their mistakes; if a merchandise item they designed did not sell according to expectations, Sears would cancel orders no matter what. This practice almost put a clothing company my grandfather worked for out of business; a coat produced there didn't sell, and Sears canceled, saying in effect, "sue us," knowing very few companies could afford to take Sears on.

The company my grandfather was with survived, and eventually Sears came around again, dangling an attractive order. But this time, the company's answer was, "Not only no, but Hell no."

Sears did buy into some companies like Whirlpool and Roper, to get additional leverage. I think Whirlpool probably would not be around today if it had not been for Sears and their huge buying power.


Post# 761020 , Reply# 16   6/2/2014 at 21:22 (2,091 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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I think a lot of big retailers push their weight around with vendors like Sears did. Macy's and their sister store Walmart certiainly do, of course they do it speaking Chinese, Korean or Bengali.




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