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Monday, May 31, 2010

Griddle in the Middle

My heart skipped a beat when I saw the pictures of this stove.

Jeremiah and Leah sent the following email along with the photo of their Tappan stove:
"My wife and I received a Tappan range from my grandmother that they bought in 1960.  They only used it for 6 months before my grandfather was transferred overseas and then it sat in storage for 40 years!  I have attached a picture of the stove and of the model number plate.  The model number looks like OK 30-3.  Didn't see any info for this model under the model info on the site.  It has 4 top burners and griddle in the center.  The oven thermostat is a Wilcolator." 
I have heard that the Tappan company was somehow affiliated with O'Keefe & Merrit for a short period of time and produced stoves. I strongly suspect this stove is one of those collaborations. It has all of the earmarks of an O'Keefe & Merrit stove (swoon). I think they used to call them "O'Tappan" stoves as a little joke.

Beautiful, no?



3 comments:

  1. Absolutely Fabulous SH!!!!!

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  2. Hi!

    In searching for replacement oven handles (the center plastic piece) for my Tappan stove, I came across your amazing blog. My stove is identical to that of Jeremiah & Leah (Monday, May 31, 2009 post). I picked up my stove for $350 a few years ago, deciding it would be more appropriate for my house (built in 1915), rather than a more modern style appliance. It works great...but two of the oven handle center pieces are missing. Any help you could offer in locating this would be GREATLY appreciated!

    Much thanks!

    Hope-Carolyn

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