It’s amazing what you find still working in old houses in New York City. It blows my mind that this gas stove in a Brooklyn home still works after God knows how many years…but it does! Note the two different oven compartments…
And the knob array is still in great condition:
So freakin’ cool. My parents recently had to get rid of their “Harvest Gold” refrigerator and stove set, both of which had lasted them with barely any problems since the 1970s. When they finally broke last month, my parents hated to give them up, as they knew they wouldn’t be finding replacement modern appliances with 30+ year life spans.
UPDATE! Reader Oren sent in pics of his aunt and uncle’s stove, which is still in full working condition:
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