I'd still love to have an old cooking stove like the one in the old photo on the left. During this era manufacturers had to create pretty useful appliances to get families to spend hard-earned money for such luxuries.
My grandmas (both of them) had stoves like this one by the time I was born. Their stoves were different from each others stoves and both were different from the one shown here. But all these women had warming ovens, bread ovens, water pots to hold boiling water (or was that a figment of my imagination).
But you get the idea. Stoves were for cooking big-time meals and were built sturdy and useful because women had something cooking on the back burner throughout the day.
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