Borg-Warner "Norge" Cookstove, 1935-1945

Summary

This sleek range hid its technology behind a smooth porcelain enamel cabinet. Four surface burners could be covered when not in use, while doors neatly concealed the oven, warming oven, and broiler. By the mid-1930s, ranges like this one--lacking tall legs and with a stovetop designed to fit alongside built-in cupboards with continuous countertops--took their place in the standardized, modern kitchens of the era.

This sleek range hid its technology behind a smooth porcelain enamel cabinet. Four surface burners could be covered when not in use, while doors neatly concealed the oven, warming oven, and broiler. By the mid-1930s, ranges like this one--lacking tall legs and with a stovetop designed to fit alongside built-in cupboards with continuous countertops--took their place in the standardized, modern kitchens of the era.

Artifact

Cookstove

Date Made

1935-1945

Creators

Borg-Warner Corporation. Norge Division 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Detroit 

Creator Notes

Stove made by Borg-Warner Corporation. Norge Division in Detroit, Michigan.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

88.373.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Metal
Enamel
Glass (Material)
Bakelite (TM)

Color

White (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 52 in

Width: 39 in

Length: 26 in

Inscriptions

on clock face: GRAYSON / PATENTED nameplate on lower front: NORGE inside lid: BE SURE ALL GAS VALVES ARE TURNED COMPLETELY OFF BEFORE THIS COVER IS CLOSED. maker plate on back: N.P. 183 REG. U.S. Telechron PAT. OFF. / TYPE / SYNCHRONOUS MOTOR / R.P.M. / MOD. / SER. / V. / CYC. / W. / LICENSED ONLY FOR USE FOR WHICH ORIGINALLY SOLD / PAT. OCT. 29, '18, OCT. 3, '22, MAY 22, '23, MAY 27, '24, JULY 14, '25, 1768[3?]86 / WARREN TELECHRON CO., ASHLAND MASS, U.S.A. sticker on back: GRAYSON HEAT CONTROL, LTD. / [?]nwood, Calif. / 110 VOLT

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