Unlike many vintage stoves that seem to all look similar, The Chambers “stands alone”. There is nothing that comes close to it’s design, durability and unique cooking features.
Let’s start off with a bit of history – Around 1910, John Chambers came up with the very bright idea of combining the technology used in the fireless cookers of the time with the increasingly popular gas stoves.
Chambers first called his new invention the Chambers Fireless Gas Cooking Range we now know it’s slogan as The Range That “cooks with the gas turned off”.
In 1912, The Chambers Corporation began to manufacture ranges for the national market in Shelbyville, Indiana.
Interesting fact from www.chamberstove.net – The CHAMBERS Corporation did not spend a lot of effort (or money) in advertising nationally.Their efforts were directed more on a local level – through the cooking schools and demonstrations, merchant/dealer “give-away’s”, and local newspapers.
In the next few posts, we’ll look at all the Chambers features and models. I especially want to thank Todd at www.chamberstoves.net for his great site with everything you ever need to know about The CHAMBERS and www.vintagechambers.com for his pdf files!!