1st timer, too, and a HUGE antiques aficionado so I've really enjoyed seeing these beauties.
The big gorgeous kitchen stove, what was the component at the top over the range?
Anyway, here's my stove, again. It's a LEEDS, manufactured in Germany and I think it's from the 50's. "We" (he) broke the lower knob. Hurts my feelings and I don't know how we will ever replace it. We saw an identical stove on craigslist and considered buying it for the knobs.
I am so grateful to this forum (and all members) for the hand-holding as we learned that the stove is not a charcoal grill, so stop treating it like one; FILL IT UP, and to be brave and adjust the temperature down to eliminate the sauna atmosphere in our New England home.
I love it. It's saved us a fortune through the winter months! Here's an action shot.