Calling all Roper stove owners! I’ve been corresponding with a stove restorer about his work on what looks to be an early 1940s model that has some details he’s trying to replicate. The stove in question has a double oven. And it has some chrome-looking metal strips that work like spring bronze weatherstrip to seal the doors and prevent heat from leaking out. There are also iron straps screwed onto the door frames, and one of the chrome strips is attached to that in some manner. Anyone seen anything similar? Here are the pics:
Here’s the host stove:
Repair guy says the doors get hot really fast when the ovens are turned on. I think those non-original metal handles might be part of the problem.
My stove is a 1941-ish single oven on the right with broiler on the left. Here’s what the door frames look like:
No heat seal of any kind around the doors. And I find it an odd idea that Roper would’ve covered up the speckled porcelain with a strap of iron to attach a heat seal. So my amateur opinion is that those straps and weatherstrippey heat seals are add-ons. Anyone have other ideas?