The 1953 Magic Chef stove that we use, however, holds steady. Its burner jet holes need constant cleaning, but otherwise there have been no problems. The oven's consistency and even heating surpasses any stove that I have ever used. The oven's lining is speckled, enameled sheet metal -- better known as graniteware. The 1953 Magic Chef's design is early space-age streamline, with a white enamel finish punctuated by red bakelite accent parts and chrome door handles.
I should note that the stove is a generous loan from a friend. He would use it himself, except that he has a 1950s-era Maytag in his place. If he does reclaim his stove, we have a 1957 Roper stove that needs new tubing, sitting in a warehouse in the Wellston Loop that another friend owns. That warehouse used to be a Three Sisters department store, that sold appliances in the 1950s -- but not any Roper, which was a Sears store brand.