Monday, May 26, 2008

There's a slight chance that the kitchen needs work.


That could be a pretty stove if it were restored, though. I'm guessing it's an antique 60" O'Keefe & Merritt, although I don't know if they did hinged covers like those ones.

6 comments:

Spacehead said...

Holy Betty Crocker! That looks to be the mother of all gas stoves. Judging from the clock and knobs it looks to be a 40's model. The tall compartment on the left is for the built in space heater. This stove could be worth the asking price of the house!

Emily said...

Beautiful kitchen accoutrements! The first house I ever rented had a stove of the same vintage, though much smaller. It was the only thing I wanted to take with me when I left - including all of my OWN belongings.

Theresa said...

Another kitchen I adore!
T

Anonymous said...

That looks like a Chamber's stove! I've never seen one that large though. Probably has multiple ovens and warming drawers, a stove top level griddle and broiler, even a built in well/pot right on the surface. Those old stoves were cast iron, so it probably weighs well over 800 lbs. But amazingly, after 70 years it still works. Can't buy that sort of quality for any money today. My wife would kill for a stove like that.

szarmadzag said...

It IS an O&M. My friend rented his grandparents old shoe box that was built in the 40' and it has an identical stove. Hinged top included...

GeePig said...

I would kill NOT to have a kitchen like that, the only way to prevent my wife killing whoever was insisting first ;)

I can appreciate that it's a fine stove, though, and if I had a servant and that servant loved it then it would be nice to have.