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Clocks and Timers, Oven Doors, Porcelain, Bakelite, Repairs and  Refurbishing, Date and Research...How-to for Antique Gas Stoves

Chambers, O'Keefe & Merritt, Gaffers & Sattler, Magic Chef, Roper, Tappan,

Wedgewood, Western-Holly, and more. Click to Order Manuals below.


O'Keefe & Merritt, Wedgewood, Gaffers & Sattler, Western-Holly, Roper, Tappan Clocks-International Register style.

Click to order #7 - Analyze and Repair 'International Register' Clocks & Timers.

After checking the back of your clock and the picture above if you are not sure if you have an International Register style, email a picture of your clock to:


Also available:  Click go to - Individual 'Guide Sheets' for Operation of: 

Clock Timers, or Timer and Solenoid Valve remedies.

To read about How to Manuals 1 thru 6

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Do-It-Yourself testimonial by Laura


Hi, my name is Jack Santoro.  

I am the American Antique Appliance Historian and Editor of "The Old Road Home", a vintage appliance magazine.

My specialty is restoring antique stoves.


Since 1969, my company, J.E.S. Enterprises, Inc. has restored or refurbished over 17,000 stoves. If you've read this far, I'd have to guess that you also have an interest in beautiful old ranges.


That leads me to this question...

"Would you like to purchase or restore an Antique Gas Stove like a real pro ?" 

If so, I have some exciting news just for you...


After 50 years in the antique stove  business, we have experienced and found a solution to most every problem you can think of pertaining to an old stove.


The best techniques are compiled into the seven books which appear above.

I have authored these books to help people who, by need or design, wish to restore their own stoves. My first manuals were released in 1994. Since then, thousands of people have located and restored their own ranges and, in doing so, added a real-life story to their 

family history. Pretty neat stuff! But it gets even better...


Some of my students enjoyed rebuilding their ranges so much they have since opened their own restoration businesses and are now doing great work for other folks!

 If you are buying or restoring a stove that you can

cherish for a lifetime, these are the tools you need.

I promise to save you the frustrating, time consuming, costly mistakes of 

restoring your antique stove. 


Everything is included in each manual, plus I offer a *special bonus* that is 

truly a knock-out. You'll read about at it at the end of this article.

Do you stop dead in your tracks when you a see gorgeous old stove? If so, here are the shop manual reports you need  to successfully purchase, repair and correctly maintain a dynamic range. They will help to bring your dream stove right into your own kitchen. These almost bullet-proof stoves, made so more years ago, will never be manufactured again. Each manual is described for you below.


Better get one for your kitchen soon and get your antique stove in tip-top shape...




#1 - HOW TO REVIVE THE PORCELAIN FINISH ON YOUR ANTIQUE STOVE The original finish on your stove is almost always the best coating it will ever have. Over the past 50 years, we have developed a dynamic technique to deep clean, brighten and gently resurface all of the enamel on your range. As a bonus, you will also learn how to eliminate ugly rust and carbon marks and mask scratches, too. For the best possible original appearance, and to save you more money and time than you can imagine, a "must have" is   Manual #1 . (Note: The procedure outlined in this report can be done at home with products available at your regular grocery or hardware store.  Wait until you see the improvement. The luster is breathtaking!  


Hello, I recently purchased an old Glenwood stove and plan to follow the directions in your book for restoring it. I bought "How to Revive the Porcelain Finish on Your Antique Stove" earlier this year.  It's great!  I'd be lost without it.

– M. Keenan, Boston, MA               

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#2 - HOW TO REPAIR CHIPPED PORCELAIN - What could be more detracting to a stoves' appearance than chips or divots in the porcelain finish? If you would like to repair these "accidents", you can! It's easy to learn how to mix, match and apply colors and patching material for a blemish-free finish. It does take time and patience to master the technique, but once you have it "under your thumb" you will be able to repair these divots for as long as you own your range. Latest sources of patching materials included so you can keep your classic stove truly gorgeous forever. *Note: Not for oven interiors. For exterior repairs in non-direct high heat areas only.

Hi Jack, I had a great time talking with you this past Thursday afternoon. Around our house you have celebrity status and are known as 'The God of Stoves'. Your manuals have saved all my stoves from certain death. G. Cowan " The Stove Guy", Cherry Valley, CA


I purchased an antique range at auction at a very reasonable amount. Unfortunately there were many little chips in the enamel finish. Someone did a sloppy job of painting them in and it looked terrible.  I was able to make them visually disappear by using your manual on fixing chipped porcelain. It took me a little time to get the hang of it, as you stated. After doing one chip, the rest were actually easier and faster to complete. Thank you for all the tips. I never could have figured out how to do this on my own.  The difference is night and day. I love my stove more than ever!  D. Hammond, Chicago, IL

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#3 - HOW TO LOCATE AND PURCHASE THE RIGHT VINTAGE STOVE - This is the most important tool anyone could ever own if they wish to purchase a antique range. You cannot make a mistake purchasing a poor range once you absorb this information if the range does not meet the criteria we set. Fuel considerations, size and weight factors, finishes, insulations, testing on site, plus much more, are all covered. Also included, over 40 places in almost any county of the USA where you can search for great vintage stoves. Knowing how to "buy right" will ensure that you are getting the best stove for the least amount of money.

I still cannot believe I purchased an original Chambers 61-C range for just $50.00! I always wanted an antique stove, but was afraid to buy one over the internet since I could not view it in person. Using just one of the techniques to find a good local range in the #3 How To Locate and Purchase the Right Antique Stove, I am now the proud owner of this superb range. You are a class act all the way!

– B. Hernandez, Houston, TX


Hi Jack and Erica! I bought my first stove! Your manuals and publications have been an enormous help. Thank you so much! – A. Lentz, Phoenix, AZ

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#4 - HOW TO RESTORE THE 'BAKELITE' PIECES ON YOUR RANGE  We've designed an exclusive method to restore the original dials, handles, plastic, and salt and pepper shakers on your range to look sensational. Every technique we have created is fully revealed - plus, you will learn the easy way to re-detail all of the numerals and lettering on the each piece you are restoring. The results are absolutely breathtaking!

You saved me over $200.00 on buying replacement dials, handles and clock glass for my old Wedgewood. Your manual on Bakelite restoration was so easy to follow and the results speak for themselves - EXCELLENT. Everything looks factory new.  I will definitely be purchasing more of your instructional materials as my refinishing continues. Thanks so much! – S. Tucker, St. Louis, MO

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#5 - HOW TO REPAIR OVEN AND BROILER DOORS - Restore the doors on your mid century classic range right back to the original factory-tight fit using manual #5. Door ailments will affect cooking, the porcelain finish, and other stove functions like a plague. Learn  how to eliminate these problems forever. Your stove will not only cook, but look 100% better!

Hi, Just a note to let you know that I followed the directions in the booklet, and now the oven door no longer has a gap at the top…worked like a charm. Thanks so much, – A. Tartt, Austin, TX


Dear Jack, 

Click to order yours below.

#6 - HOW TO DATE AND RESEARCH YOUR ANTIQUE STOVE - How old is your range? Where and how can you search for information about your stove or the manufacturer? Here's the first manual of it's kind to teach you exactly how to date and research ranges built between the 1940's - 60's. Although this is not a stove encyclopedia, this is the method we use to research individual stoves for museums. Do-It-Yourself. An absolute must when searching and dating for obsolete parts, learning about your range, or buying and selling. (1920's - 30's range help included.)

Hello, To settle a claim with our insurance provider I had to find the date of manufacture of our antique O’Keefe & Merritt range. We called and searched everywhere with no luck, until we found out about your book, How To Date and Research Your Antique Stove. We were able to provide concrete proof as to the age of the stove and settle our claim. This is a great day for our family! Thank you so much. C. Allen -  Miami, Fl

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Easy to Get Started... Pick your Antique Gas Stove instant digital How to Manuals below.

 #1 - How to REVIVE the PORCELAIN FINISH On Your Antique Gas Stove
 #2 - How to REPAIR CHIPPED PORCELAIN On Your Antique Gas Stove
 #3 - How to LOCATE and PURCHASE the Right Vintage Gas Stove
 #4 - How to RESTORE the 'BAKELITE' PIECES on Your Antique Gas Range
  #5 - How to REPAIR OVEN and BROILER DOORS on Your Antique Gas Stove
  #6 - How to DATE and RESEARCH Your Antique Gas Stove
 #7 - How to REPAIR YOUR CLOCK and TIMER - International Register for mid-century antique gas stoves. To identify yours email a picture of your clock face to  or look on your clock housing for the International Register stamp .
Don't see what you are looking for?...just email a picture and questions.
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