LJT ~ 1953 Hotpoint Stove Range Push Button Control

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  • Item Category: Tools
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jan 28, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

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This is a grand old Hotpoint stove that my parents purchased when I was a tiny baby and that I learned to cook on. It has the classic white enamel finish, is built like a tank and is still in perfect working condition. I would love to keep this wonderful reminder of those happy times but simply don't have the space to do so.

This is a 1953 push button control Hotpoint range with deep well fryer purchased brand new sometime between November of 1953 and January of 1954. The story behind this fabulous item goes something like this:

In early 1952, my parents had an 11 year old and 9 year old daughter and a 7 year old son when, low and behold, they found out that I was going to be joining the family. Mother had been cooking for 3 years at this time on an old wood stove. They talked about buying a new stove to make it easier for Mother when Uncle Sam decided that he needed my Father in Anchorage, AK for a tour of duty. So off they all went to Anchorage in July of 1952. It took the government 3 months to get their household goods up t so they made the best of the situation by playing cards and board games. If fact, I believe Mother said they wore out 45 or 50 decks of cards in that 3 months.

So anyway, in November of 1952, I joined the family and we lived happily in Anchorage until October of 1953 when my Father decided to get out of the Army and go back to the old homestead just north of Seattle that , by the way, my Mother still owns and lived in until September of this year. Well, with a toddler who was into EVERYTHING, Mother decided that it was just not safe to have a hot wood stove going all the time. So the adventure to buy a new electric stove began. They found and bought this very stove and taught 4 kids and several grandchildren how to cook on it. When the old farm house was torn down to build their dream house, it went in to the old wareshack, as we called it, for about 15 years until I found it and decided to offer it on eBay.

T are many pictures so I will offer commentary below each picture so you know what you are looking at. You are going to be amazed at the shape this stove is still in at 54 years old.

This is the drip pan above the small oven and under the burners. You can see that it has a slight bit of rust but should be easy to clean up. Being vintage, I wanted to leave any restoration to the new owner.

This is a view of both ovens. The left oven is 16" wide and 10.5" high. The right oven is 16" wide and 18" high. These were wonderful at holiday time for putting the turkey in the big oven and the pies in the little oven.

These are the bottom drawers of the stove which hold a tremendous amount of items including, in the top of the right drawer, the broiler pan. The drawers each measure 15.5" wide and 18.5" deep. More pictures of the drawers below.

This is a picture of the griddle and how it plugs into the stove just below the clock. The last time this was used the clock and the timer did work but that was 1992.

This is just a closer view of the well seasoned griddle. The griddle measures 12.5" wide and 15" deep and is cast iron.

This shows the deep well basket in the back burner.

This is the element for the deep fat fryer.

This shows how the deep fat fryer element plugs in on the left side of the stove.

This shows the deep well pan in the back burner which lowers for use. It also shows that t is one big burner and 3 small burners with the left rear one converting for using the deep well features.

This shows the back burner lowered for use with the deep well pan. As you can see, it is a small burner but with the surrounding metal, is as big as a big burner.

These are the buttons for the small oven and left front burner located on the left of the stove.

These are the buttons for the left rear and right rear burners located in the middle of the stove.

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