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Post# 1060543   2/14/2020 at 14:34 by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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Looks like it's in good shape, but in much need of cleaning.



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Post# 1060548 , Reply# 1   2/14/2020 at 16:37 by appnut (TX)        

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Reminds me of a 58 Westinghouse Imperial Washer.  

Post# 1060560 , Reply# 2   2/14/2020 at 17:55 by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

This is likely a '57 or '58 model. It was made at the Estate range factory in Hamilton, OH, which Whirlpool acquired a couple years earlier.

Post# 1060563 , Reply# 3   2/14/2020 at 18:05 by stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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Was this made in America, or imported?
Kind of thing youd see in a small studio apartment in Paris or Tokyo.

Post# 1060566 , Reply# 4   2/14/2020 at 18:28 by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        
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Has detailed info regarding where this was made.

Post# 1060573 , Reply# 5   2/14/2020 at 20:12 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

You would have trouble getting this into a studio apartment in many European cities and this is the size of some lodgings in Tokyo, like those hotels where you have to crawl into the room.

That chicken fryer in the Bar B Kewer looks like a piece of 1950s West Bend cookware. Hans probably knows this cookware; fine, mid-weight aluminum. The appliance department of our branch of Rich's Department Store had a few pieces of this painted a glossy salmon color. They sat on a couple of the ranges as props. They had a small hole drilled through the center of the base, maybe so that no one would attempt to use them, but I remember the nice weight of the pans, the 10 inch covered skillet and a 2 or 3 quart covered saucepan and how nicely the lids fit down inside the rim around the top of the pan.

Post# 1060602 , Reply# 6   2/15/2020 at 06:28 by Launderess (Quiet Please, Theres a Lady on Stage)        
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There is no way that range would be normal or commonly seen in most urban European kitchens. Maybe a private town house, home in suburbs or in the country, but that is about all.

Post# 1060609 , Reply# 7   2/15/2020 at 08:00 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
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This size and style range was in nearly every house and apartment in Paris and Tokyo by the late 50s, 


NOT, Hi Robert I assume this was an attemp at humor, LOL


John L.


Post# 1060629 , Reply# 8   2/15/2020 at 10:57 by stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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I believe they were often chosen in applications when many flights of narrow stairs were involved in moving the the appliance into position for use.
Relatively small size, and with light weight metal alloys and plastics used throughout the stove, made for easy maneuvering or transportation of the unit in compact automobiles of the day.

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Post# 1060759 , Reply# 9   2/16/2020 at 19:47 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
RE Cookware

That is West Bend First called Deluxe then in the early 50s FlavoSeal, It was given away with Hotpoint ranges in the early 50s with anodized colored lids , I have the plain set with polished lids My set had never been used until I got it from my friend the late Ron Jones, he found it new in the box, 1948, I know how to treat aluminum so it stays looking new, ONLY wooden spoons, no soaking in water and NO dishwasher ever.

Post# 1060766 , Reply# 10   2/16/2020 at 20:41 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Thank you, Hans, for the information on the cookware. I was hoping it was West Bend. The last time I remember seeing it was the late 50s or maybe very early 60s.

I only use Melamine, wood or nylon tools in all of my cookware. I still have the Mepal Ware Melamine tools in all different colors including purple that I bought in the 70s. I, too, keep all of my cookware unscratched and new looking.

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