wings and things

The stove that died

on December 13, 2013

A couple of weeks ago I put the kettle on and it boiled and I made my morning coffee A bit later, I put the kettle on again for my second cup and nothing happened. Anthony’s 1963 stove died quietly.



Sigh … it is only three years older than I am, poor old thing!

44 responses to “The stove that died

  1. jmgoyder says:

    I mean younger – argh!

  2. says:

    *******Talking of which, how’s the new microwave? Still in its package?????????

  3. It’s as old as me – that’s my year of birth! I highly doubt that a brand new stove bought today would last 50 years til 2063 – stuff used to last way longer!

  4. Terry says:

    it lasted a long time and served its purpose.

  5. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography) says:

    Surprising how long the ‘elderly’ last these days. Even I (am still going strong) – LOL.

    Nothing new lasts very long at all these days!

  6. You have to congratulate the dear old thing for lasting this long. Built-in obsolescense these days is a shocking thing.

  7. lensgirl53 says:

    Oh my, I was 10 yrs old in ’63……WOW…they just don’t make stoves like they used to! You will be lucky if your new one lasts even 5 years. 😉

  8. tootlepedal says:

    It has done very well. You must have looked after it carefully.

  9. You have a good excuse to buy a new one!

  10. bulldog says:

    Wow we had one of those or I should say my Mom did… I was just a little boy… a Frigidaire… didn’t know they still existed…

  11. Trisha says:

    Wow, it lived a long, long time! Still, sometimes it’s sad to see appliances go. I still miss my previous electric tea kettle, and I didn’t even have it that long!

  12. FlaHam says:

    Julie, it had a long and wonderful life as a stove, and hardly looked a day over 30. But it’s time had come, and had filled your family with love and meals for over a quarter of a century. It is time for a change. Merry Christmas. Take care, Bill

  13. That stove was born when I graduated High School. It’s an antique, like moi. 😉

  14. janechese says:

    Yes, sad to see the old appliances go. How long will a stove last that you buy today? Ha! No comparison in quality.

  15. Jane Terren says:

    Better get a $20 000 Aga!!!!

  16. 1963 a very good year… your stove lasted 50 years and so did our marriage…. Diane

  17. Lynda says:

    Julie, this was quality appliance made back when they cared about such things! That really is a long time for a stove! Do check into buying a coil replacement if it is only one coil that is not working. They should just lift and pull out for easy replacement. That is of course, you are wanting the new stove! 😉

    Our Kenmore (manufactured by Frigidaire BTW) only lasted 4 years. Thankfully, we bought a premium extended warranty… we get our new stove at no cost to us (except the warranty) the middle of next month! We went with GE this time.

  18. I know how it is to be without an oven. At least my cook top still works! My condolences on the stove.

  19. Ian Petersen says:

    Do you still have the stove?? Wishful thinking I know – I have an identical one I’m struggling to keep going after buying the old family home – mums pride and joy but I can’t get any parts? Would love to buy it from you?

  20. Anonymous says:

    Still going ?

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