A smart eBay shopper snagged this stunning Roper—with salt ‘n’ pepper shakers just like mine, but not with a clock but with what? (timer? I can’t tell)—for much, much less than I paid for mine. Score! And another excellent old appliance lives on; this makes me so happy!
Feast your eyes.
Another cool thing about this eBay sale was the description by the seller:
60 Year Old Roper Kitchen Stove Nice working Condition.
Pick up only in Chicago, Ill 60638
This is my mother stove, she has gone to Jesus. The stove is 40 inches wide. The White porcelain is in very good condition. The are a couple of chip area’s on the right lid to cover the burners. The stove is very clean. Actually mommy never cook all that much. So the stove has low miles. Everything to my knowledge works. Roper has a cool description on what temperatures to set the stove at for different foods.
To round out this entry, here’s a pic of the fabulous Mr. George W. Roper (third from left) with some other distinguished individuals. I found this last weekend (when I was goofing off instead of working, just like I am doing this weekend) in the Library of Congress archives.
Chicago Daily News negatives collection, DN-0069845. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society.