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Post# 776606   8/10/2014 at 17:55 (2,021 days old) by cadman (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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Now here's an interesting Hotpoint all-pushbutton range. Anyone know what year?

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Post# 776625 , Reply# 1   8/10/2014 at 19:44 (2,021 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
I think...

That is the FIRST pushbutton Hotpoint...I think it came out in 48 or 49.

Post# 776652 , Reply# 2   8/10/2014 at 22:42 (2,021 days old) by moparguy (Virginia)        

I agree, both it is a pretty stove, and with Hans' estimate of 1948-49. One of the many neat features on these is the 'built in' salt and pepper shaker, on the left side of the control panel.



Post# 776699 , Reply# 3   8/11/2014 at 09:26 (2,020 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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Hey, there's the address of the Hotpoint plant! (that I believe has been demolished.)

 

5600 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL.


Post# 776852 , Reply# 4   8/12/2014 at 05:58 (2,020 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

The "keyboard" controls were the wide white ones mounted horizontally with the colors at the back of each button in GE ranges. The wide button idea migrated to high end models with slanted control panels in both Hotpoint and GE, but without the lighted colors for the heats. These clear buttons glowed with the color for each heat. Hotpoint was so out front with flair and gadgets. Unfortunately, this also began the era of hidden bake element foolishness for Hotpoint, I believe.

Post# 776893 , Reply# 5   8/12/2014 at 10:26 (2,019 days old) by cadman (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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Thanks Tom,

I realized after posting that 'keyboard' wasn't the correct nomenclature, that's what I get for being in a hurry! Such a stunning stove, too. -c


Post# 776901 , Reply# 6   8/12/2014 at 11:02 (2,019 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Color and light are such wonderful things among the delights of the senses.




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