"I found Tappan Talk today as I was waiting for the delivery of the Tappan I purchased.Maureen also sent me a follow-up email with some VERY interesting info. that she discovered (and agreed to let me post). Watch for this in an upcoming post :)
[...]The Tappan I have is model TV63X16 serial number 203049. It has red rings around the knobs, I wonder if these are supposed to light up. The clock doesn't work, but it looks cool. It is not a CP model so the oven has to be lit each time.
It was built in Mansfield, OH. I bought it yesterday from a used appliance dealer in the West Park neighborhood of Cleveland, OH. I think he got it from an estate sale.
The stove is a replacement for a 1948 Magic Chef which I had since 1976. It finally needed a new thermostat and I am hoping that my money was better spent in getting this Tappan. It now is in the kitchen of our 1929 house - not a bungalow. There are plenty of beautiful bungalows in our neighborhood. Our is more of an English shingle covered tudor (I guess). We've been here since 1986 but are still not finished.
The Tappan has a pull chain for the top light, which works. The oven light works, too. The oven is enamel. There is on wire shelf in the left storage space, and no shelves or racks in the right storage space. It has red glass rings behind the control knobs, but they do no light up. I don't think they were ever intended to light up - I took off the manifold covers and there is no sign of wiring, a switch or a light. I guess it is a 60 series - so it must be late 40s or early 50s.
I think my Grandmother had one like this - I kind of remember it. I need to look through old family photos to verify.(That would have been in the early 1950s.)"
Thanks Maureen for sharing your photos.....and the upcoming surprise!