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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Mid-Century Tappan Wall Ovens

Last week I posted photos of Mike's 1959 Tappan stainless steel wall oven and cook top.  Mike was hoping someone might have a copy of an Owner's Manual.

Well, no Owner's Manual has surfaced yet, but I did receive a September 1955 McCall's magazine article that introduced the "latest and greatest" of new stoves from Joe M.  And the ad includes a stainless steel wall oven and cook top.

15 comments:

  1. I have the twin to your 1950's Ranch kitchen wall oven. I am trying to find the model # but am having difficulty as the plate is quite worn and hard to read. I need to replace the bottom heating element in the top oven. It only works on broil. I would hate to have to replace the oven. My husband bought this 1960 Brady Bunch house from his parents when they retired and we are renovating it. I love the oven as it gives the kitchen character and shows the history of the house. Can anyone help me out?

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  2. help! i cant find any info on my stove. serial number 32357. no oven window,no pilot on oven,burners have pilots,the light has a pull chain and a timer. the light is like a petalstool. oven on right,broiler below.storage on left. a bigger drawer and a smaller one below. anybody help me?

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  3. This is in response to Anonymous's question Oct. 15, 2010 2:16 pm about the heating element for hgis 50's ranch wall oven. I have a model from late 50's early 60's #11-055608 that needed a replacement heating element for the upper oven. I eventually found one under "frigidare". It was the exact one (shape, measurements 14 1/4"w x 17 5/8" L. distance from mount to terminals = 1 7/8", etc). I did not reattach the shield to the element because it was not in suitable shape to do so. I found it via appliancezone.com. Hope this helps.

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  4. I have a 1950 Tappan wall unit, similar to yours but with color. I have the original owners manual, (which also contains the stainless steel unit you were talking about). I don't want to get rid of it, but would like to know its value. It is in perfect condition and works great, unit is electric. My email address is kevinlong1987@gmail.com if anyone has any information on this. Thanks.

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  5. I have a house built in the forties. I have a double oven that we really do not want to replace. If we replace the oven that starts the cascade of kitchen remodeling. And we do not have the money to redo the kitchen. So I am asking is there any place that sell retro fit parts? See I need the temp controls and the heating elements. I can do the work IF I can get the parts.

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  6. Bill - few random resources.....

    If you are looking for parts, try ebay. If you have a Fabulouse 400 or midcentury stove, look for a seller names "54monroe."

    Here is another resource:

    http://www.antiquestoves.com/toac/

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  7. Mike- I just purchased a home that has the same wall unit and came with the owners manual. Are you still looking for the model #?

    Patrick

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    1. Patrick, Can you send me the model#? I am trying to get a copy of the owners manual. Thanks. Maribeth carrollmb@gmail.com

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  8. my tappan wall will preheat but it will not bake.;do I need the bottom uinit?

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  9. i am looking for the model number on my aunts tappan wall oven unit. i have a verry long number i found on the side near the door opening but i didn't see any aphalabet letters with it and so the parts suppliers can't figure out what part of the number is the model. i need a right hinge assembly as the roller bearing s' inner race is frozen and jams the door upon opening. the unit is in good shape and better made than newer ovens so she doesn't want to replace it. thanks

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  10. Yeah, I've been hunting to fix the same problem with the door rollers for about five years now (off and on) still no luck. Closest I've came is a sliding door roller. My oven's missing the front plate that lists the model number.

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  11. I'm looking for two tempered steel springs for my oven door hinges. It's a 1957 Tappan Custom Visualite wall oven - 24" wide and stainless steel inside. The oven is usable, but we have to use slim wooden shims to keep the door from falling onto the floor. I've been looking for these springs for 12 years. Not giving up yet.

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    1. I just fixed the same problem for a customer. The springs broke at the bracket side and I simply heated them up with a torch and re-bent the ends to fit. Worked perfectly..

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  12. I have what I believe to be a mid 1940's tappan Youngstown built in oven. The problem is it stays lite for just a day or two then goes out, I think it might be a thermal couple issue, but finding parts of getting it fixed for under 300.dollars is near impossible.,! Any ideas out there?

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  13. My architect must have thought he was putting in the best per that McCall's article. Too bad Tappan doesn't keep making wall ovens. If I can find a new oven to fit in the space I hope it also lasts for 60 years.

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