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Old 01-22-2013, 10:33 PM   #1
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A note to Renovators

I am in the preliminary stages of renovating a new to us '79 Trillium 4500. It is is great shape but needs a few things. One of which is the clips that keep the burner rings in place on the cooktop. It needs two per burner for a total of 6. I have three. I took off the top to get manufacturer and serial/model numbers-Brown Stove Works, never heard of them. Google is your friend and soon I am talking to a nice man at Brown Stove and he tells me they have the clips I need-Hurray! The bad news-$15.00 minimum order and they are .85 each. Any chance they have a new top-mine is badly rusted. He is gone a long time but returns to tell me they still have three in stock but that they are so old the burner indicator tag has come loose and that I will have to reattach it. Long story short I will soon have new clips and a shiny new top for about a third of what a new stove would cost. Any chance that would happen 33 years later with an Asian import cooktop?
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:44 AM   #2
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That's great Reid. Time will only tell about the full impact of Asian made products. But it sure feels good to buy American and fully support local business.
Love the '79 Trillium. Can't wait to see pictures of the restoration.
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Nice!
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:55 AM   #4
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Hey Reid, Maybe get a few extra of those clips. I could use at least four of them, maybe more. There are probably others on this site as well. If your order is already placed, please PM me the name and number of the guy you were talking to. I might buy 18 of them. Someone is always looking for them.
Do you have a 3 burner stove in your 1300? I would sure like to see pictures of your kitchen.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:23 PM   #5
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I didn't know they ever came with clips! Mine certainly doesn't have any...

I'm more interested in the stovetop...if it will fit the 3 burner stove in my '78, I want one!

Can you post a pic, Reid, and contact info for the guy you talked to?

Thanks!

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Reid, interesting, I need 4 of them also. Please PM me if they are the ones that are metal and kinda look like a letter S stretched out long. Thanks and let us see the picks as you go along the way. Good luck.
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Reid has PM'd me that his order has already been processed. I am planning to contact Brown Stove works and order at least 18 of them. If there is enough demand, I will order more. PM me with your requirements.
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This group is to GREAT about sharing information and going out of their way to support each other. Ya dont find that in many places...
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:34 PM   #9
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I found that using fine wire to keep the stove grates on works just as good, as long as you don't plan on removing them frequently. A short spring may work also. The original spring clips don't seem to stay on.
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I took one one of the original clips off my stove... it's a strange shape and with some messaging and work bent a paperclip to work. Not perfect, but keeps the grates in the stove during travel.

Any chance of getting a picture of the clips from Brown Stove?????
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:46 PM   #11
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Sorry I couldn't get this pic up sooner. I've been crazy busy getting an executive office desk and credenza ready for delivery. Hope this pic help folks determine if this clip is what they need
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:20 AM   #12
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I have the same ones on my stove and its nice to have them
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