Couple of years ago we'd bought an early 1930'ish kitchen range and it had a couple of parts missing that I just couldn't locate. I kinda stuck it on the back burner (heh heh... back burner. BACK BURNER!!) (I kill myself) and my buddy Gary came by and said there was a pretty cool old Magic Chef in the basement of a house that his brother had bought down by Bowling Green, MO.
Wait, let me make a break from the post for just a second. A friend of mine worked for me several years ago and made up a redneck song about Bowling Green but all I remember is "Bowling Green, Bowling Green... I dated my sister, at the Dairy Queen."
Okay back to the stove. Me and Gary went down and carried this outta the basement and I was kinda beginning to have second thoughts 'cause it was pretty nasty. Lots of critters living in it, past and present. Lot's of rust... but the porcelain was in nice shape it looked like, just needed a hard buffing to bring it back to life. Keep in mind, I don't do appliance restoration for a living... lol I do FURNITURE restoration, but Sal and I wanted a vintage range in our kitchen.
I ordered some stuff that I needed for it, all new insulation from a company out in CA that specializes in appliance restoration parts, some other misc. stuff and then tore it down to smithereenies. I took it apart further than this pic, but I was a bonehead about taking pics... so this is what you get.