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Monday, August 12, 2013

1937 Detroit Jewel

Looky what I picked up for $50



Only electricity is for the top light. And that can be converted to batteries. All the original pieces are intact, and it was in use up until 2 months ago. Very little porcelain damage, no rust. Two owners. Even had the illegal plums in the back. We have the legal kind for it now. All that's left is to convert it to LP and check for any small leaks. 

I think it will look wonderful in my small cabin in the woods.  

16 comments:

Warlock Sundance said...

that will look dang fine in ya'll cabin in the woods.....

mohave rat said...

damn that is a deal! is one of them drawers a bread warmer? I think my grandma had one similar to that. get somebody in the know to drill the orifices for the LP conversion. be safe. the rat

macbew said...

It's beautiful!!! Does it have more than one oven? As for the little bit of porcelain damage, I know they make enamel paint but does anyone make a porcelain paint or something similar?

Phelan said...

I agree Sundance! :D

Rat, I don't think so. It has the oven, a broiler, and two drawers that look like they are to store pans in. We will be careful.

Macbew, they have porcelain repair kits. I need one for my claw foot tub as well. Someone tried to cover with latex paint on the front of the stove. That should come right off. I think it is two drawers, an oven and a broiler. I am having a hard time finding out much about it though. Not many out their.

Sandy said...

Phelan,

Now I call that a great deal!!! It's a beauty, and will work great for your cabin.

Stephen said...

Beautiful...who made it? Or did I miss something. I love old stoves.

Phelan said...

Stephen, the Detroit-Michigan stove company. They were bought out in 1955.

Sandy, :)

Shawn said...

Wow! What a find! Looks gorgeous and for a steal of a price! Love your blog!

Trish Grelot said...

That's awesome! What do you mean by LP conversion?

Phelan said...

Shawn, thank you.

Trisha, LP stands for propane. This is set up for natural gas which uses smaller orifices than propane. I have to fit it with larger ones for it to function properly.

Phelan said...

I really wrote Trish, not Trisha. Autocorrect goes insane just as I hit publish. :) sorry.

jules said...

OMG!! What a great find, and in such good condition too! Way to go, I LOVE it!

SciFiChick said...

What a beauty! Now I've got some serious stove envy. Especially with that very cool price tag. lol

Anonymous said...

I LOVE it.

Practical Parsimony said...

That is a real find and a great price. Did you get it at auction or ad in paper? I would not worry a lot about a few cosmetic imperfections.

Denise said...

Love that stove! We're getting a woodburner for the winter and then a propane stove to use in the summer. Hope I can find a steal like that one though.

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