Here are some close up shots of my new (old) Tappan stove. I spent much of the weekend detailing the stove. Happily, most of the 58 years worth of crud you see in the photos was easily scrubbed away.
Great looking stove! It looks like your long hunt was finally rewarded. Once you get the stove cleaned up, an old chrome toaster would look great plugged in one of those outlets on the stovetop.
Thanks for sharing pics! I love it.
hey, Nothing like a vintage stove is there? I also check, mostly out of curiousity, the craigs list here in Mpls. for vintage stoves. I noted in the free section someone in Coon Rapids has what appears to be same model, maybe a couple yrs earlier, listed as 1947, but it's free, did you need any spare parts? might be worth the move to have it...http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/zip/715130756.html
Eric - I did see the Tappan stove on Craig's List for free. I still search every morning (old habits die hard). Someone snatched that up pretty quick. Hopefully it went to a home that will restore it or needs the parts. My stove's parts are all in good condition. There are a few that I'll send out to be rebuilt/recalibrated by a pro.There is now a Tappan for sale for $750. That will be interesting to watch. I looked at quite a few stoves in the $250-$500 and without exception...they were relisted a few months later or the person contacted me offering a lower price. I think sometimes people hear that restored stoves go for a lot of money and think they will get the same for their unrestored stove.....and underestimate how much work/money it does take to actually haul & restore a stove.
I HAVE A STOVE THAT IS VERY SIMULAR TO THIS STOVE. IT NEEDS TO BE RESTORED AND I AM TRYING TO FIND OUT WHAT IT IS WORTH AS IS.
Kelly - I paid $100 for my stove. I paid another $150 to have movers take it from the basement of the old owners house and move it to mine. I'd consider my stove to be in excellent condition, but if you have followed my posts you know how much time it takes to deep clean and get it back in really good condition. I'm guessing I'll probably spend another $500-750 in sending parts out to pros. The guy who sold me stove said I was his only call.I think it also really depends on where you are located. If you are near companies that handle restoration, you no doubt can ask more. Also, would depend on what brand....it's easier to locate parts for the better known brand names.My ballpark price in looking at stoves was $50-$300. Good luck!
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