Why would they build it in May 1956 but stamp November 1964 on the plate (that's an 8 year lag -- it doesn't make sense)?
My question was "Are there any books/resources out there that I can use to research info, parts, whatever on my particular stove?" If so, what are they and where can I find them? For example, what resource are you using to know that my Serial # XXXXX a May 1956 build date???
Bottom-line.... since NOV64 is a date (not a true Model #), what MODEL NUMBER should I use when trying to order parts and/or search for info on my stove?
May 1966? How are you coming up with this date?
Assuming my stove is a 1966 Tappan Deluxe, WHAT MODEL NUMBER SHOULD IT BE (the manufacturer's plate says NOV 64 but that isn't a true model #)? SO WHAT MODEL NUMBER SHOULD I USE FOR THAT YEAR TAPPAN DELUXE (given my serial # XXXXX 244856)?
And again, WHAT RESOURCE are you using to know that my serial # XXXXX 244856 was a May 1966 Tappan Deluxe (Series 60)?
Your info doesn't make sense.
The features on this stove look very much like an EARLY 1950s Tappan Deluxe. One blog that I read stated that the foot pedal release for the broiler was introduced in 1952.
The clock on my stove doesn't have a timer. Therefore, I would suspect it is OLDER than some of the other stoves I am reading about.
How does your serial breakdown work for the months of October (10), November (11), and December (12)? I don't think the info you are giving me is correct -- this is NOT a mid-1960s stove.
So again, are there any Tappan Manuals/Books/Resources out there that I can visually compare my stove to (so as to truly identify the REAL MODEL #)?