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Vintage Stainless Steel Double Wall Oven by Frigidaire - $250 (Raleigh, NC)
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Post# 774520   8/1/2014 at 00:26 (2,034 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Post# 774534 , Reply# 1   8/1/2014 at 00:50 (2,034 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
This could almost be a Phoenix ad...

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about 2 weeks ago, this same full set plus drop-in Custom 30 range was for sale out here. Also Stainless.

Post# 774537 , Reply# 2   8/1/2014 at 00:53 (2,034 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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I love the vintage stainless; the new stuff just looks cheap in comparison. I'm not surprised though, as I've pretty much lost my faith in any of the new appliances.

Post# 774540 , Reply# 3   8/1/2014 at 00:57 (2,034 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
Because Frigidaire stainless in those years...

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was actually brushed chrome. BEAUTIFUL stuff. And QUALITY.

Post# 774541 , Reply# 4   8/1/2014 at 00:59 (2,034 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
Jason, take a look at PhilRs '63

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Custom Imperial Fridge. Full on brushed chrome doors. I have the same fridge in turquoise and would happily swap doors with him. It's an IMPRESSIVE looking appliance.

Post# 774542 , Reply# 5   8/1/2014 at 01:01 (2,034 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
More of Phil's brushed chrome

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Many pix of it on flickr. search on 1963 frigidaire. You'll find plenty

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Post# 774556 , Reply# 6   8/1/2014 at 01:49 (2,034 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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I've seen it. It's a beautiful appliance. Your turquoise fridge is also swanky. They just really don't put that much thought into appliances any more. It kills me.

Post# 774559 , Reply# 7   8/1/2014 at 01:51 (2,034 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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I just got the same but with a small glass in the upper oven window. Also, it lacks the drip pan at the bottom of the oven, apparently because it's a Canadian model (and I'm wondering why they didn't include this here too!).

 

See the note stamped on the page 16 of the manual (picture 10).


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Post# 774560 , Reply# 8   8/1/2014 at 01:53 (2,034 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
Yeah...a different mindset back then--

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A frigidaire like that in your home back in those days was almost sexist: Dad got the flashy Riviera to drive...Mom got the Custom Imperial for her shopping. But they really gave you something for your money then...

Post# 774561 , Reply# 9   8/1/2014 at 01:54 (2,034 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
Frigidaire manuals...

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are getting scarce, Phil! You've made a nice score there!

Post# 774562 , Reply# 10   8/1/2014 at 01:54 (2,034 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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Here's mine.

20140726_235411

 

And they did bother to translate the whole manual in French for those like me who understand French better but they stamped the exact same note in English on the French side... That's weird!

 

See again the page 16 on the picture 10, sorry for the blurred text, the pictures I scanned weren't blurred but they are when I upload them:


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Post# 774567 , Reply# 11   8/1/2014 at 02:00 (2,034 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
Ha! I wonder...

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If that may not be a rare and valuable "misprint". You may have one of the only ones.

Post# 774571 , Reply# 12   8/1/2014 at 02:20 (2,034 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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I love that the manuals have tips and tricks for cooking. Our manual for the '63 has it too. Well, it's a 1960 manual with an insert detailing the new control panel for 1963.

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Post# 774573 , Reply# 13   8/1/2014 at 02:22 (2,034 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
SO many manuals back then...

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doubled as cook books. I've scrounged some VERY tasty recipes out of old Kitchenaid 4c mixer manuals...

Post# 774576 , Reply# 14   8/1/2014 at 02:25 (2,034 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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Our '92 GE that we replaced (when it broke) had some cooking tips and tricks in it, but nothing like the Frigidaire manual.


Post# 774577 , Reply# 15   8/1/2014 at 02:25 (2,034 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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Phil, your stove is beautiful! 


Post# 774578 , Reply# 16   8/1/2014 at 02:27 (2,034 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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Jason, that's interesting! They show the controls of the 1960 model in the 1963 instruction booklet! I wish I had it for my 1962 range to compare but I don't!

 

Here's the link to the clearer pics of my 1959 manual on Flickr. The link shows the first page but you can scroll by clicking the arrow on the left and see the larger version of each.

 

www.flickr.com/photos/337...


Post# 774584 , Reply# 17   8/1/2014 at 02:41 (2,034 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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I don't think they issued a formal instruction manual for our '63.  I have the '60 manual with a folded double-sided sheet detailing the new '63 RD-39-63.


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Post# 774601 , Reply# 18   8/1/2014 at 03:22 (2,034 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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Jason, I have a 1962 Custom Imperial range that looks quite similar to your 1963 but in mid-1962, Canadian ranges changed and didn't look like US models anymore. 

 

Pictures #1-2 show my early-1962 range, a RCIG-39C-62. The only differences between it and the US version is the color of the porcelain liner for the oven, the added "Surface" light (the US models have one), the lack of the "Speed Heat" which was discontinued here after 1959 and some extra fuses hidden behind the storage drawer. 

 

The pics #3-4 show small parts a RCIG-309-63 (I spotted that one on a TV program recently!). These ranges had the same features as the previous model but a new control panel that doesn't look as nice, a Robertshaw Lux-Time timer and fuses relocated behind an access door on lower part of the control panel. 

The pictures #5-6 show another RCIG-309-63 (note that it says "Imperial", not "Custom Imperial" just like the mid-1962 model which was also identified as "Imperial" but both still have the "CI" in their model number).

Finally, the pictures #7-8-9 show one of the 1963 Deluxe versions. I wish they had kept making ranges like the US ones in Canada as the US models look much better in my opinion.

 

 


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Post# 774602 , Reply# 19   8/1/2014 at 03:40 (2,034 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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Oh wow!  Those are stunning!  I love the glass panel over the dashboard.  I wish ours had it!  The Canadian models look newer; I would have thought those were from '64 or '65.  Interesting!


Post# 774607 , Reply# 20   8/1/2014 at 04:06 (2,034 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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The US Custom Imperials also have the full glass panel. The later Canadian Deluxe and Custom Imperial models both have the full glass panel but they lack the recessed knobs on the Deluxe like yours and the dials under the glass like the US Custom Imperial (or my early 1962 Canadian Custom Imperial). While models with and without a glass in the oven door were available here too, those without the glass are much rarer.

 

Here are some mid-1962 and 1963 Canadian models illustrated in parts lists. Strangely, the mid-1962 got a black background for the timer while the 1963 got a white one (on the US models, it's the opposite) 

 

In the US, the 1964 ranges were completely redesigned but not here! In fact, we kept getting slightly updated versions of these until the factory closed in 1970.

 

The pictures #7-8 show a 1964 Deluxe model in Aztec Copper that I parted out. The two front Calrod burners are not original on this one but some cheaper Canadian models did have 5 heat Chromalox burners instead of 2 wire Radiantubes and infinite switches (example in the picture #4).

 The pics #9-14 show my Turquoise 1966 Custom Imperial range, instruction folder and a picture from the parts list, still the old-style panels but the top has been extended to arrive flush with the oven door and the window was made larger to look like those on the US 1966 ranges (pic #15). 


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