Norman Bel Geddes Database
Job 267, Standard Gas Equipment Stove, 1930-1934
In many ways, Bel Geddes’s Oriole stove for the Standard Gas Equipment
Company set the template for today’s modern kitchen appliance. His design introduced lightweight enameled sheet metal panels attached to a metal frame, replacing the typical cast-iron body. A solid base was used instead of open legs, eliminating the necessity of cleaning underneath. There were insulated Bakelite handles and an automatic shut-off to the gas-cocks, which was activated when the lid was closed.