Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Vintage Stove Owner's Manual

I snagged this off of Ebay last night. It's a vintage Tappan Owner's Guide. It covers the 1950's Series 60 line of Tappan gas stoves. I think my stove is a 1950 model 63. From what I can tell, the guide includes descriptions of the stove's innards, maintenance info., as well as tasty recipes.

8 comments:

Greg said...

Amazing. I'm bowing down to my computer right now.

Kathy from NJ said...

Many new appliances and computers don't come with manuals anymore. Whirlpool (microwave) & HP (computer) suggest the internet for any instructions or information. Personally I prefer a manual.

Allison said...

Great find. We had an old 1950s stove, but had to junk it when it started leaking gas. Good luck with yours.

StuccoHouse said...

Greg - Lol. You have a stove older than this up and running in your house, no?

Kathy - It just blows me away how little material comes with stuff now-a-days. I guess they either expect us to send it to them for repairs or trash it. As I wokr on this stove, I'm surprised at how logical the parts fit together.

Allison - Sorry to hear about your stove.

Joe M. said...

I really enjoy your blog & as a result bought myself a 1947 Tappan Deluxe. BUT I can't find this model's manual either on e-bay or elsewhere.

Would you consider selling copies of yours? Thanks!

StuccoHouse said...

Joe M - Give me a few weeks on the manual and I'll see what I can work out.

Fraggle said...

I just purchased a Tappan Deluxe range circa 1950, Model # PHV 64-15. Loving used and cared for, it is in great shape. Any chance of purchasing a copy of your manual?

StuccoHouse said...

Fraggle - Those manuals come up very frequently on ebay for around $10. Keep an eye out. If you can't find one, email me over at my Tappan Talk blog (link on the left top of this page) and I'll see what I can find.

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