I have an old Kenmore electric stove c. 1940s, early 50s. The thing looks
cool and is built like a tank - white porcelain, double oven, griddle. It
works great, aside from one of the elements needing a rewiring. Is there a
market for an old stove like this? We're remodeling the kitchen and the
thing is too big and my wife wants a modern stove.
Thanks for any insights.
If you don't need a new recliner, go to
and scroll down to "Solarbotics Oven Timer Unit Modification".
The little gearbox in the electromechanical oven clock just needs a pager
motor with the eccentric weight removed. Then the low voltage motor
produces a lot of torque.
The other pages on that website have plans for several mini solar robots you
can make with it. They will take up less room than the oven in your
basement. Kids like them better too.
Only thing is, I haven't seen that type of gearbox in pre-1960 ovens, but
I've only looked into a few ovens that old.
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zero, and remove the last word.
There is a market for most old things, and kitchen stoves are no exception.
A friend asked me to help find a home for a stove in a house he'd bought and
was remodeling. He got $700 for it, so not bad. Google on 'vintage stove'
and you'll find plenty of information, and an idea of what's valuable.
Here's one site I just found, but I got 132,000 hits. This place has a 1952
stove listed for over 5K.
Good luck, and let us know how you make out.
I'll bet there is.......we had the gas version of same stove. My folks'
Kenmore was replacement for old green/cream
gas range on tall legs. Heck, I'd like to have either one of them now!
The Kenmore had two ovens.....I think
the broiler was in one drawer below oven, and other drawer was for
storage? Five burners, one in center
was with griddle. I think the Kenmore came just after the Philco fridge
that replaced our ice box. The Philco was
still in use about three years ago, with the door duct-taped to keep it
People are going crazy for fifties' crap - can anyone remember
chartreuse "frisbee" stuff? Ick!!!!!
BULLSHIT! Don't sell it for a dime until you find out what it's worth. You
might be selling a thousand dollar stove for fifty bucks. If you do find
out it's worth fifty bucks, it's better to know BEFORE you sell it.
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