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Vintage Philco electric range - $1000 (Sarasota)
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Post# 994208   5/14/2018 at 22:43 by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Crazy money. And only 3 of the 4 burners work. If all four worked, I guess the price would begin to get expensive. LOL!

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Post# 994210 , Reply# 1   5/14/2018 at 23:16 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
One of my dream stoves

But if it is yellow like it looks I wouldn't take it for free!

Post# 994211 , Reply# 2   5/15/2018 at 00:00 by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Hans, if it isn't too far away(which it often is), it's yellow.

In this case, it's yellow. But really, for free, it wouldn't be expensive to have it painted.

I'm not suggesting!!!

Post# 994228 , Reply# 3   5/15/2018 at 07:52 by moparguy (Virginia)        
Love it in yellow!

Hans, you go and get this yellow range (good luck on the price!) and I'll trade for a white one, lol.

Post# 994328 , Reply# 4   5/15/2018 at 20:57 by Philcoford (Maryland)        
I have one in White as well

I never dug into it, the burners only work on every other setting, but it looks good and the oven works, just off on the thermostat setting a bit. Looks good lit up, has the different colors for the heat levels like a lot did back in 56. Price seems way too high to me.

Post# 994348 , Reply# 5   5/16/2018 at 07:39 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

They are trying to finance a remodel job.

Post# 994395 , Reply# 6   5/16/2018 at 19:27 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
If it works on every other heat

It probably needs new units, a easy fix.

Post# 994396 , Reply# 7   5/16/2018 at 19:44 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        

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If the elements work only on every other setting it could be one of the two elements in the MonoTube element are bad as Hans suggested, but just as likley one of the three current carrying wires connecting to the element is broken off and just needs to be reconnected.


John L.

Post# 994439 , Reply# 8   5/17/2018 at 11:22 by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        

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Does anyone here know the history of the Philco brand? I used to think it was just an adjunct of the Ford Motor Company the way Frigidaire was with GM, but it seems to go back much further than that. To think of it, I wouldn't be surprised if Frigidaire existed before GM assimilated it but I don't know that either. It seems like Philco was one of those many brands of appliances that just disappeared sometime after 1969.

Post# 994447 , Reply# 9   5/17/2018 at 13:41 by moparguy (Virginia)        
Philco brand

Ford bought Philco in the early 1960s. I think that Philco had started life as a radio and battery company in Philadelphia, and didn't get into major appliances until some time in the 1940s. It's sad that they are another company with history that is now just a name owned by another company. They made some great appliances (and continued to make radios and televisions, and of course Ford car radios!) after Ford bought them.

Post# 994483 , Reply# 10   5/17/2018 at 19:42 by Philcoford (Maryland)        
Thanks for the fix it ideas

I might make it a rainy day project, it would be great to get it working again.
Thanks Hans and John

Post# 994653 , Reply# 11   5/19/2018 at 16:53 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
Philco ranges

Were based on the old Electromaster ranges, in fact the first Philco ranges said, Electromaster division, MtClemens Michigan.

Post# 994959 , Reply# 12   5/22/2018 at 17:13 by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Mt.Clemens? There's another town not far from my hometown. There were a lot of appliance manufacturers in Michigan and Ohio at one time.

Electromaster - like that identity.

Phil (not PhilCo).

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