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Old 09-14-2006, 07:10 PM   #1
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Does anyone have an Operators Manual for a 1958 Princess Stovetop with Oven? Or is there one available online somewhere?
I was able to light all of the burners on the stovetop. I was also able to light the Oven but I would like to know if this Oven has a safety device to turn off the LPG if the flame goes out.
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Old 09-14-2006, 07:44 PM   #2
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I have the book for the Robertshaw oven heat control. It says nothing about a flame out-gas off feature.

The control valve will say OVEN & Robertshaw on the dial.
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Pirat steve,

we have the princess in our 60 trdwnd ,probably the same .It works great.
I do not think there is any safety on it .after all ,you turn the gas on for the oven then light the burner ,so the gas can be on with no flame present.


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Old 09-15-2006, 08:27 AM   #4
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Like Mark and Scott, I have the same Princess-Robertshaw. I also have the Robertshaw book, you can find a similar copy at the VAC online library (http://airstream.net/members/documen...ert%20Shaw.pdf). Nothing about about gas off, I agree with Scott, the oven controller know regulates the gas flow, flame or not. You are the only "safety" shut-off, so to speak.
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Old 09-15-2006, 02:01 PM   #5
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Thanks for the help. That is what I was looking for.
I will try the oven out to ceck the baking temperatures as soon as I get it out of the trailer and cleaned up.
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Old 09-15-2006, 02:44 PM   #6
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Hello Everyone,
I've been following the with some similar questions. I received a visit from flyfshr (Brad) last week and that has got me going on my Tradewind again. Thank You Sugarfoot for the great link. This there any links or info for the ovens?
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Hi rschulz, aren't these old Tradewinds wonderful? The Robertshaw user manual on the VAC website is the only documentation that I know of on these old Robertshaw/Princess stoves. I would love to know of a service manual too. I have the same thing the VAC has except mine is an older copy, different color cover. The verbaige is the same. My oven works well, and was pretty true to temperature when I tested. If you need to investigate the burner, here's some pics that might help. The first is the pan above the burner being removed. You need to loosen the metal clips on each side and rotate them horizontal to slide the pan out. The 2nd pic is a front view of the burner, note the pilot gas line to the right side just under the burner. The 3rd is a side view of the burner connection at the base of the oven, note the pilot gas line and you can barely see the insertion of the line into the oven jacket at the left side of the pic above the burner connection.

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Thanks for the info, I'll try to look at it tomorrow. Yes, these old trade winds are great! The 4 stove knobs were in a drawer. What order do they go on the stove? Also any ideas on cleaning them.

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Pirat steve,

we have the princess in our 60 trdwnd ,probably the same .It works great.
I do not think there is any safety on it .after all ,you turn the gas on for the oven then light the burner ,so the gas can be on with no flame present.


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These were built before the feds got involved with appliance safety....so there's no safety. If it really bothers you you always can add a robert shaw safety to the stove, and you can do it descretly, that it would'nt be seen unless the stove is torn apart.
My "regular" job is working with comercial food service equiptment, and once in awhile I run across a old range with no oven safety. Our company policy is if it's working leave it alone. If it needs repairs it must be converted to a safety or it gets red tagged.
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The center knob and the largest is the oven control. Two knobs go on each side. The knobs labeled "FRONT" go to the outside ends of the control panel. THe knobs labeled "REAR" go toward the center one on each side of the oven control knob. Don't know if this pic will show it well, but here is an example.
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Thanks again for the info sugarfoot.
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I think I would like the safety valve put in .I wanted to know RVCOOL about
after using the oven ,and we have use it alot ,there is a smell of LP after shut off of oven .do I need to replace or clean the control or ?I have shut off the LP after the oven is off ,to be safe what do you think ,where do i get the
safety valve.?

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I think I would like the safety valve put in .I wanted to know RVCOOL about
after using the oven ,and we have use it alot ,there is a smell of LP after shut off of oven .do I need to replace or clean the control or ?I have shut off the LP after the oven is off ,to be safe what do you think ,where do i get the
safety valve.?

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might be resdidual gas remaining in the line. You can get safetys and universal pilot assemblies at any place that sells parts for commercial cooking equiptment . You pipe the safety in the line going to the oven after the thermostat. I would use the type that bakers pride or vulcan use. they are available in 2 pipe thread sizes, 3/8 and 1/2. they have a stainless capulary tube attached and the bulb sits in your pilot flame. When the liquid inside gets hot it pushes a diaphram inside the valve open. Common name is hydraulic safety. They are available with pilot out only or pilot in - out. You would probley use the pilot in - out, and cut your existing pilot line and hook it in the valve. Usually the pilot line runs along side the main burner line, so hooking in is easy.
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Thanks RVCOOL , again I appreciate your input on this and my RM660 .

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