This post will interest the Tappan history buffs out there. Tappan Talk reader, Maureen, sent me me an email containing some research she did (and agreed to share with us). Attached to her email were scores of original patent applications submitted by the Tappan Stove Company to the US Patent Office.
I'm going to start us off with a 1949 patent application for the ornamental design of an early Deluxe model. Over the next few months, I'll post more...some dating back to the early 1930's.
A huge thanks to Maureen for all of her research!