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duckpin
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Joined: Sat Jul 05, 2008 7:23 pm
Location: Connecticut

What to do with an old gas stove

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Hi,

This old Florence propane stove is in our basement. My wife's grandparents installed it there in the 1940s or 1950s (they built this house in 1946, and we now own it and have been making it ours) I think to have something if the power went out. I was just about ready to put the stove on Marketplace because we have a solar battery storage system going in that place, and I couldn't even tell you the last time it was used (we just removed the propane tank that was in the backyard because we put in a patio). However, no sooner do I come upstairs after taking the pictures when something told me to repurpose it. It has, after all, been here for at least 70 years.

Any suggestions? It has that surface rust at the bottom but the porcelain looks pretty good, though stained. The bakelite dials still move fine. Got a mouse nest inside one of the drawers but otherwise they're clean with some surface rust.

I don't think I'll ever use this in its original iteration but I don't know if it's worth it to restore it or use it some other way. Thanks for any suggestions you may have. I can't seem to find much about Florence stoves on the Internet so I don't think it's a particularly rare piece. And if someone lives in Connecticut and wants this, let me know that too. Perhaps someone would give it some more love than us.

Brian
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