Antique Kitchen Appliances

Antique Kitchen Appliances

Our vintage appliances have also been seen in major movie productions such as “Spin”, a Robert Redford production. We disassemble each appliance to the frame and install new insulation. We apply special care to each and every part. The result is a fully functional and aesthetically appealing treasure. The quality and pride in craftsmanship of vintage appliances puts them at the top of the line in function, efficiency and convenience. If you’re looking for an antique stove or an antique refrigerator look no further than Antique Vintage Appliances a division of Appliance Plus.
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Antique Kitchen Appliances

Back in 1925, the Findlay foundry began production of the now-famous “Oval” wood cook stove. Today, over 90 years later, the company now known as Heartland Appliances is still building the Oval, virtually unchanged save for a few technological improvements that have come along since Findlay’s time. In recent years, Heartland Appliances has introduced the smaller Sweet Heart and Blackwood wood cookstoves, as well as state-of-the-art gas and electric ranges, refrigerators and dishwashers with the traditional appearance of the famous Oval, built with the same exacting care and coated with the same thick porcelain enamel and genuine nickel trim.
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Antique Kitchen Appliances

click for details This is an antique (circa 1910) coffee percolator from Landers, Frary & Clark Universal. It is one of the last stove top models produced by this company. We have researched that around 1920, the company began production of an electric model of the 789. Our percolator has all of its parts–for those who use their antiques as well as display them.
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Antique Kitchen Appliances

Many objects are easy to identify, but not all. It’s not always clear if a simple box or pot or implement had a particular name or a particular use. A collection of jars (earthenware, stoneware, glass in the 20th century) and boxes (wooden, tin) was needed when food was stored at home and groceries were sold unwrapped. Households had different beaters, paddles, and bats – some of them known as beetles – for purposes from tenderising meat to working butter to beating the dirt out of clothes. Simple wooden boards, stirring sticks, and large spoons had a wide range of uses. As it says in the article about pudding sticks linked below, “The most plebeian of kitchen tools are sometimes the hardest to identify.”Lower down the page are excerpts from 19th century housekeeping advice manuals to give some idea of “normal” kitchen equipment then, in the UK and the USA.
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Antique Kitchen Appliances

Sometimes kitchen collectibles are categorised according to what they are made of. Wood (treen), tinware, copper, stoneware etc. Some of the less well-known materials include tôle or toleware – painted tin-plated sheet-iron – and American Agate Ware and Graniteware. (See first link in resources list) In the kitchen these last two describe particular kinds of enamelware, with a finish resembling agate or granite, although both names can refer to ceramics as well.
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Antique Kitchen Appliances

Old or historic kitchen utensils go by various different names from “culinary antiques” to “vintage kitchenalia”. Whether they’re ancient or mid-20th century “retro”, almost all old food preparation, serving, and storage items appeal to some collector somewhere.
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Antique Kitchen Appliances

You may like our new sister site Home Things Past where you’ll find articles about antiques, vintage kitchen stuff, crafts, and other things to do with home life in the past. There’s space for comments and discussion too. Please do take a look and add your thoughts. (Comments don't appear instantly.) For sources please refer to the books page, and/or the excerpts quoted on the pages of this website, and note that many links lead to museum sites. Feel free to ask if you’re looking for a specific reference – feedback is always welcome anyway. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to help you with queries about prices or valuation.

Antique Kitchen Appliances