One thing that caught my eye it that the previous owner said the stove was purchase in 1958. The model number on the Tappan Deluxe is TV62-28 with a (perfectly working) Robert shaw thermostat. If you look at the burner grates, they match those of the later PHADV stoves we have seen from other readers (burner grates). The burner knobs are either replacements or a newer version for the later Deluxe stoves. This stove has a Telechron clock. It would be fun to see a Tappan stove in a custom color. The Chambers stove owners currently have a corner on the colored vintage stove market.
I also obtained a Tappan Deluxe range so now I have the 2 stoves. The Deluxe came from a house in New Orleans where the owner stated that his parents bought the stove in 1958. It is in great condition and I can't believe how clean it is for it's age. I brought the burners, burner valves, and the clock to a place about 30 miles from me that restores antique stoves. I also bought replacement knobs from them. The place is called "Hugh's", and they have a website. I am thinking of restoring the older one also and put it in my outdoor kitchen. I would like to know if you have ever had experience with having an old stove reporcelained by those people who refinish bathtubs. I spoke with someone who gave me a quote of $250.00 and guaranteed the finish for 5 years. I am thinking of doin that to the older one, and changing the color from white to apple green or poppy red. Maybe even thinking of purple and gold LSU colors since this is an LSU crazy town. That would be the one for the outdoor kitchen. I just think that I need to really coat the finish inside and out with something durable if it is going to be exposed to heavy humidity.