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Object 4 [of 66] – Garland Commercial Range


The Childs bought this used, six-burner restaurant stove for $429 in Washington, D.C., in 1956. They shipped this Garland commercial gas range to their Cambridge home in 1961, where it remained until late 2001, near the main doorway to the kitchen. Ever enthusiastic about her "big Garland," Julia cooked meals and tested recipes on it for over forty years. Its sturdy cook top reveals heavy use by an active cook who stirs and shakes her cookware with conviction. During the three cooking shows taped in this kitchen, she used the handier electric wall oven but was never as pleased by its performance.


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Object 20 – Electric wall oven
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