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 dec
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