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If you love vintage stoves, refrigerators, washers, dryers, toasters, mixers or for that matter, any classic household appliance,

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History and Overview

The Old Appliance Club (TOAC) was founded by southern California classic range expert Jack Santoro, in 1994. With 47 years in the vintage range and refrigerator business, Santoro originated the idea of an organization that would bring together old appliance owners, collectors, dealers, historians, parts fabricators and 

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The best money that I have ever spent so far on my Chambers model C gas range has been the membership to The Old Appliance Club!

You have always provided unbelievable service and courtesy, especially in this day and age. Thank you a thousand times for all of your help and patience with me as I am getting my Chambers up and running!

 K. Sanders - Ohio






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When I saw  a picture of an old Philco refrigerator just like my grandparents had and a picture of a stove with a Deep Well like they brought back a lot of wonderful memories. Thank you.



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The purpose of TOAC is to assist all members who are trying to locate appliances, parts, service, and information on antique appliances. Almost without exception, old service manuals, factory nomenclature, cook books and owners manuals, as well as historical advertisements and rare parts, are no longer available. This is where The Old Appliance Club shines. While we cannot guarantee that every part or specialized service is currently available, our helpful crew, free consultation service, and ever-growing old appliance network, should be able to get you going in the right direction fast. Our primary interest at The Old Appliance Club is just that - 



When you become a member of TOAC -

In addition to consultation help when purchasing a stove service or product, for specific problems All members receive:

Five emails of FREE consultation help. Plus...A full half hour of Free phone appointment consultation help for your stove. Our experts will be glad to help you get your stove up and running as fast as possible.

Whether you wish a second opinion, or help with an old appliance problem there is no charge for this service anytime during the entire  membership year. Extended consultation is also available.


Private party members may also place a Free Web Ad to  buy, sell, or locate a vintage  appliance on our web site. Ads are good for 90 days and obtain the  largest exposure on  the web exclusive to old appliance interest.

As mentioned above, free sources and free referrals are available  to all members .


All Current members can now can select four or more back issues of The Old Road Home vintage appliance magazine from 1995-2004 in any combination  since new issues of The Old Road Home are not being published. For a listing of Back Issues click -

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The Old Road Home is  a treasure chest of old appliance knowledge and fun!

Once you've seen TORH you will want to order more and more.

TORH is the only quarterly of it’s kind in the world. It’s aimed dead-center at the dyed-in-the-wool antique appliance lover. Each issue is filled to the brim with fascinating information on all kinds of early to mid-century classic American appliances covering years 1900s thru 1960s. See historical feature articles on companies such as Magic Chef, O’Keefe & Merritt, Frigidaire, General Electric, Maytag, Sunbeam, Chambers, and many more.

Vintage appliance dealers and restoration services of TOAC are located in our magazine.

If you need help, contact these knowledgeable experts for finding, servicing or refurbishing old appliances. 

'Still Alive and Well', a very special section of our magazine, is where every kind of member-owned vintage appliance has been showcased. You will see appliances you may never have known existed in 'The Old, Odd and Unusual', another feature in TORH. The hilarious 'Duck Brothers Fix-It Corner', classified and display ads, recipes from old appliance cookbooks, It Came From The Mailbag, News From the Trenches' and When Fun Was Free - everyone's favorite  rib tickler.


The Old Appliance Club has been featured on radio and  in hundreds of newspapers and magazine articles and The Old Road Home is part of the permanent file at The Smithsonian in Washington, DC.


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Eleven years ago, The Old Appliance Club initiated the first offer of FREE private party ads to

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Since then, many tons of classic appliances and parts have been put back into second-use for generations of classic appliance owners to come.  Membership is 

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I really enjoy your newsletters and "The Old Road Home" and am glad to find you'll do Free ads for give-a-ways. I refuse to give in to the rest of my family and haul our old stove to the dump!  Thanks,

K. Ward, Virginia




Highlights of The Old Road Home Volume X, Issue 4


The  Old Road Home Hot-Cha” Series Finale

Old appliance fans, here is the final blue plate special of The Old Road Home vintage appliance magazine Hot –Cha” Series.

The “Hot-Cha” series was published as a unique celebration dedication for owners, users, buyers, sellers and restoration experts of

all old appliance lovers everywhere.


When The Old Road Home publication emerged some 12 years ago it started as a half page Xeroxed newsletter. This last edition with 4 additional pages is  a whopping 44 pages jam-packed with all the old time home appliance goodies.

MAGIC CHEF FANS – See a brace of the over-sized 1930s six burner, double oven with C-curve warming closets.

The MAGIC CHEF 6300. This Grand Jewel of the old stove world came in either 6 or 8 burner models. This six burner 6300 is all white with chrome trim and black ribbon edging. It has been perfectly restored and will be utilized again in a custom built home in Texas. In the meantime it is patiently waiting in an old “Banana Vault”.

There is a great mini-story enclosed which charts out the details including the talented restoration specialist that took charge of the complete refurbishing. Everything on this Magic Chef 6300 works like brandee-new and will for decades more of Happy Cooking!

The MAGIC CHEF 1000 is the next old stove beauty. THIS IS THE VERY LAST MAGIC CHEF 1000 EVER PRODUCED! We were stymied to receive a personal letter from the grandson of George Clark who was the founder of the incredible Clark Jewell Stove Company. When George Clark retired, he was presented with the final 1000 series Magic Chef stove ever to leave the factory production line.

FEATURE – “The Victrola” by Mike Arnold – Mike “Monitor top” Arnold stops by to tell us about Model VV – 11 Victrola. Recordings made almost 100 years ago still sound crystal clear on this tall, dark mahogany beauty. All old audio fans will adore reading and seeing this fabulous machine that looks like it was just unpacked from a shipping crate ready to spin its first record.

STILL ALIVE AND WELL – Check out this banquet of fabulous antique appliances that  surely will  make your eyes pop out. 

First displayed is a rare marbleized porcelain 1935 Deco Style Norge refrigerator. What a finish! Then, not to be outdone there is a 1933 Detroit Gas range with an incredible mother of pearl relief in the raised enamel doors. Nothing like this will ever be produced again. Few of these around and in such superb condition.

Just when you are passing out over those,  look at the flip page of the spread and you will see an incredible dripping in chrome 30s waffle / sandwich maker + a most unusual 1951 Westinghouse Electric range. The ultra-cool part about this unit is that a stool fits under one side of the stove. Most people have never seen a stove like this before. (The seat was chrome with red or black vinyl.)

 DOUBLING VISION - HOT POINT 1920s ELECTRIC RANGES - From West Virginia you will view two 1920s – left and right handed Hotpoint electric ranges tied together for a whopping combination of double ovens, double roll top warmers, a deepwell cooker and 7 burners. It’s an awesome sight to see such a classic design with so much cooking power all in one kitchen.

THE RONSON FOODMATIC – You may have never heard of it before. Well, neither have we until Jean Barrett sent us a picture of her Foodmatic. This oldie but goodie even sports a cabinet with all the attachments beneath it. The main mount for everything is recessed on top. Small appliances like this rarely surface in such complete shape so make a point of studying it, just in case you ever run into one and have a chance to buy it.  It really did exist and it sure is slick.

FEATURE – MOTHERLODE Finds a New Home – Yes! Chip Ruhl is back. Remember he rescued several tons of stoves from the scrap heap last year? Well, Chip has pictures and more news about his personal stove and refrigerator adoption effort that you might find quite startling. There is even a picture of a fat Raccoon peering from the rafters of the barn over this gigantic arrangement of antique stoves and refrigerators. Need some old stoves? Get them from the Chipper! Also in a separate feature is Chip’s cousin Mel Goldy’s 193 Ivanhoe 3 burner Kerosene stove. It works and is in super shape.

SERELCO Super-Chief “Reflected Heat Stove – WEIRD but wonderful is the only way to describe this late 20s apartment table top stove. One burner with electric oven featuring speed, economy and safety was the way it was advertised. This survivor is in wonderful condition for its age too.

FEATURE – The Apthrope Files – Antique Appliance detective James Apthorpe has discovered the Foreman pre-collectibles of the future! Read all about it and get in on the game while the getting’ is still good. Jim also sent in pictures of the famous G.E. Toaster with oven warmer beneath it from the early 60s and a Dominion Waffle Make Circa 1928 with crusted chrome body and porcelain top insert w/floral design and thermometer. He unearths such fascinating old appliances, typewriters, radios, fans, etc. etc. Join Jim on this old appliance safari through Florida.

KELVINATOR  4 IN 1 Refrigerator Ad from June 1934 – “Happy Days!” This is a terrific ad that you are sure to enjoy from so long ago. Many of these old Kelvinators are still running like a clock too. If you were around when these were being produced, you will recognize it just as soon as you see it.

WHAT’S FOR SALE? This time around we have pull-enty of goodies! Antique stoves both large and small -  Chambers, Kelvinators, ANTIQUE bathtubs, vacuums, washers, a Chambers Imperial (totally restored), Estate ranges, Electrochef, Frigidaire, G.E. fridges, Nutone range and so very much more. If you want the perfect item, that few people own, this is the marketplace to track it down.

SOURCES - If you need parts, service or information you will discover the help you need as always in The Old Road Home. New parts like the spring for the Chambers B folding top, open manifold range valves, china OKM salt and pepper shakers, special safety valves and lots of other goodies are all listed in this issue. Again, if you cannot find what you need, all you have to do is e-mail us at and we will see if we can track it down for you.

Even more…when it gets down to the detail exploration (after the picture looking is over) check out It Came from the Mailbag, News From the Trenches, Tips and Tricks to test your Fridge, the modern Flexo-Try inside a Ripley’s Believe It of Not ad and the Auto Wash Bowl  (the ultimate or, strangest way to wash a car from the 1920s). More below...

Thank you Peter Mintun for this rare picture!

THE OLD THE ODD AND THE UNUSUAL – Read all about the RCA “Globe-Trotter” portable radio and the Knapp-Monarch round, flat work ironer!!! This is the first time in ten years that we have ever published as odd of an appliance as the round ironer.

Who won the Pimple Prize Contest? from the last issue and the surprise behind-the-scenes pimple information.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST – A Tribute to Cadillac Jack.

This is his story – the one, the only ... Cadillac Jack in --

“You’ve Got to Go Way, Way, Way, WAY OUT!”

... It’s all waiting here for you! ... in the final “Hot-Cha” edition of America’s Favorite All Purpose Antique Appliance magazine --

The Old Road Home.

Mona is ready to serve you “Hot-Cha” #4.

She’ll Speedy send this issue plus the rest of the

“Hot-Cha” series – FREE just by joining TOAC below.

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Special thanks to TOAC model Miss Mona. 

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Thanks folks!

SEE THIS ISSUE FOR  New top pilot replacements for vintage Magic Chef stoves, new Safety System Units, original thermostat and safety valve rebuilding services, Full Restoration services like premium plating, new Porcelain enamel and Chrome processing, ‘How To’ do-it-yourself antique stove manuals, custom burner head gaskets, plus new  restoration and rebuilding companies that have just come on-line with TOAC!

OLD APPLIANCE SERVICE AND PARTS PROVIDERS – The best of the best classic appliance sales, service and parts suppliers appear in each issue of The Old Road Home. Need a thermostat rebuilt, dials made, porcelain services, refrigerator parts, even old t.v., radio and phonograph help? Just ask. All members of TOAC have free consultation, search and referral help available for a full year. 

WHAT’S WANTED? Did you know that an old appliance or part that you have sitting in your garage, house or shed could not only save someone else’s unit but bring you money as well? To restore old appliances, parts or sometime entire units are desperately needed. Quite a few people pour over the classifieds in TORH for goods that are needed by others. If you are seeking to reduce the tonnage on your plot, check out the wanted column. Everything and anything is needed and hopefully you can supply it, make a few bucks and maybe even make a new friend!


If you love old appliances you are certain to enjoy this issue. 

If you are not yet receiving The Old Road Home, did you know you can receive 4 quarterly back issues, which comprise our yearbook, FREE just by becoming a member at this link And that’s not all. There are more benefits like free consultation, free private party ads, free sources and free referrals. Become part of the largest and oldest group of old appliance owners, users and restoration experts in the world and see how it can help your old appliance needs. 

As we always say mates, “It’s not what one knows but what we all know that makes owning and using classic equipment fun to use, easy to understand and safe for years of use.” So, come on along and join the tribe! We always have a cuppa on the stove and we are happy to hear from ya!


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 Your old appliance bud,


Jack Santoro

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