Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Keeping it in the Family

Photos of another reader's Tappan Deluxe AV-669 model for you.

"Max" was discovered in blog reader Charles' grandmother's basement. It had been untouched for many years since his grandfather passed away. His grandfather had taken apart the thermostat and parts but never got around to replacing them.  Charles was able to replace the thermostat with a Robertshaw 2200 and get the stove hooked up in order to use it for Thanksgiving.

The Robertshaw 2200 is a non-CP thermostat, so Charles is now on the hunt for a Robershaw 2200-s that has both manual and automatic operation.

Max also has a replaced light fixture inside the oven, reconnected wiring to make the light on the top operable, and has newly functioning illuminated burner knobs (thanks to some creative soldering).

On the "to do" list is rewiring the clock. If anyone has tips on rewiring the clock, please comment.

This Tappan Deluxe will eventually be the focal point in a retro/modern kitchen in an renovated apartment in an old sweater factory that was a speakeasy during prohibition  (1931-33).

Charles - thanks for sharing your photos!


  1. Would you like a picture of my 1934 Tappan? It lookes like these, only more primative.

    It is here:

    and you have my permission to put it up here.

    Happy new year!


  2. The concept of keeping it in the family is great..... I use my husband's great-grandmother's Tappan every day. She bought it new, and when Grandma was ready to move out of the house, they were going to get rid of it. Fortunately, I was able to put a stop to that.

  3. Hello- new to this blogsite. My grandmother recently passed and we are assessing some of the home's contents as we prepare to sell. One of the items we want to find a buyer for (we wish we had a place that we can keep it in family but do not) is her Tappan Deluxe AV-669. They purchased it as newlyweds and took impeccable care of it. Amazingly, it is in practically flawless condition and has been in same spot and functional since they moved into the Queens, NY house in 1948. Any suggestions as to who I can contact regarding finding a buyer for the stove? If we leave it there, it will likely be destroyed as home is probably going to be demolished when sold. Thanks, Ken

  4. Can you tell me the width of this stove? We have ours in storage and are designing a kitchen around it, but can't remember the exact width.


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