Stove, Electric

Production date
Early 1940s
A cream enamelled electric stove with two flat round heating plates and one rectangular heating plate on top. There are three hinged doors on the front. The upper door is for the grilling compartment, the middle is for the oven and the lower is for the warming drawer. There is a narrow plastic and metal handle for each compartment. Four plastic control dials down right hand side edge for controlling all of the above mentioned excluding the warming drawer which is controlled by an on/off switch. There is a 20 centimetre protective splash back at the upper rear edge. " G.E.C. / MADE IN ENGLAND " is written in black on the upper left corner. A small black enamel grilling dish and a biscuit tray accompany the oven.
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Early 1940s
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This oven was used in 14 Glen Almond Street, New Plymouth. It belonged to Jessie Home - who took in a boarder, Kath Hally during the early 1940s. Kath occupied the top storey ot the house and this stove was meant to allow her to be entirely self sufficient. But the two women started sharing the cooking using the main kitchen stove so this one was hardly ever used.
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