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Detroit Jewel Stove

Detroit Jewel Gas Stove late 30's or early 40's.  I don't know very much about it. There is a cookbook that came with it. Hoping somebody knows something about it!

Category: 
Other
Condition: 
Good
Medium: 
Porcelain and metal stove
Distinguishing marks: 
Detroit Jewel is the manufacturer
Date Period: 
1930's or 40's
Size and dimensions of this item: 
Back height is about 4 1/2 feet tall, about 4 foot wide. Approximately 21" deep
Weight: 
Unknown
History: 
We removed this from a house in 1991...it was working at the time, but we haven't hooked it up or used it since. It was the original stove in the house.
For Sale?: 
Yes

Comments

Thomas Gordyn's picture

Detroit Jewel gas stove was manufactured by the Detroit-Michigan Stove Company,  More info here

https://detroithistorical.org/learn/encyclopedia-of-detroit/detroit-stov...

Origins Detroit Mi    Circa 1920 -1930

Est Value $200 - 350 US but depends on markets, condition and history. Definately it would be good to have this cleaned up and serviced to increase value. Under your house insurance I would put it for $500 value US.

Thanks for sharing  ... 

Respectfully ... Thomas J. Gordyn Certified Professional Antique Appraiser - AIOA Proud Gold Member of The American Numismatic Association. 

bcpape's picture

Thomas- Glad to see that you  placed a realistic value on this.  Many people sometimes think that they have a lottery ticket with these old stoves.  Truth is, these really are not worth that much.  I have actually been given a couple of these for free and ended up having to give them away for free just to be rid of them.  Especially, if they do not have a thermostat for the oven.  The real gems that are worth a lot of money are the larger stoves with the top bread boxes, and/or nickel chrome trim and dual ovens.

Thomas Gordyn's picture

Its great to appraise items but inevitably something is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. There are many other factors to take into consideration. Condition, demand, color, function, scrap value, timing, ability to move / ship an item, rareity, location, etc. Often items commonly found in certian areas and deemed of little value, can fetch a higher price in a different market. I am not sure where you live but lets say these are very common in the Northern US States .. the value would be worth much less. But if they were sold in the Southern States or other countries  thier value may increase substancially. The old adage that one mans junk is another mans treasure often rings true .... when you put things in a broader perspective ...

Thanks for your feedback .. its appreaciated ...

Respectfully ... Thomas J. Gordyn 

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