I must be nuts (Part II)

In case you missed it, you can read the first part here.

I have just agreed to buy this:
It's a 1941 Chambers Model B stove. I went to see it this weekend and fell in love. It's fully functional and can be used as-is. I'm going to do some cleaning, repaint the interior metal frame, have the top rechromed, and reporcelain the burners. Total cost, including the stove, should be less than $900.
So, there's more cleaning and painting in my future. And disassembling an appliance I know virtually nothing about.
I must be nuts.


Josh said...

Nice find! I had an appointment to view a 1923 Roper gas stove yesterday, but I canceled after my wife suggested I shouldn't take on another project until I finish the ones I've started.

I'm looking forward to hearing more about your work with this stove, since it will probably be awhile until I can get one of my own to tinker with.

Jennifer said...

Very nice! I love those old stoves.

sarah said...

Lucky lucky you! I'm stuck with my new-ish modern wall oven, otherwise I'd be surfing ebay prodigiously for an early Garland or Magic Chef.

drwende said...

Gorgeous! Those stoves were meant to last forever. Well worth all your trouble!

Have you double-checked on what cabinet clearance you need with an older stove? The standard for insulation was different back then, so you may not be able to bring cabinets in quite as close as the tiny fraction of an inch that's done now. It's not a big deal as long as you design for it, and the stove will look right with the larger clearance anyway.