Finally! I have finally found my vintage stove! It is a Tappan Deluxe model PHADV 668-7M with serial number 314964. I can tell you, once it got here and we uncovered it, it was love at first sight!
I could go on and on about it's beauty, but pictures can speak louder than words in this case. So here ya go, my new stove. I think I'm going to have to come up with a name for her!
All the lights work!
The back - so pretty! Look at all that beautiful chrome and the gold and red!
Both the oven door and the broiler door have these beautiful chrome handles with the red crest set in a gold background.
The glass in the stove door has the word "Visualite" on it and is surrounded by chrome trim. I really like the lines in the glass.
Here you can see the model and serial number.
The drawers on the left side. The top two are regular drawers, which I will probably put utensils in. The bottom drawer is special.
The bottom drawer is for things like cereal and crackers. It has a thing (like my technical vocabulary?) in it that absorbs moisture to keep things from getting stale. When the crystals in the window turn pink, take the unit out, put it in the oven, and bake at 350 for 1 hour to return it to normal.
I still need to trace down the problem with the oven and have it repaired. I think that I'm also going to rewire all of the electric, just to be on the safe side. I will also have to have the orifices changed as it is set up for propane (LP) and my house is natural gas.
Have a great Thursday!