Date: Sat, 30 Sep 1995 15:05:38 CDT From: "Donald M. Lance" Subject: Re: stove/range 'Stove' and 'range' may have originated as a technical distinction made by manufacturers or designers. I remember my mother talking (in Texas) of wanting to buy a range, which I understood from store window displays or Sears catalogues to be cook stoves (the old generic) with more elaborate designs, including areas on top where pots and pans could be placed without being directly over heat. For a time in the mid-1940s we has a kerosene stove that I think was called a range. The finish on the ranges tended to be enamel or some other glossy finish. Of course, what I'm saying does not rule out the possibility of regionality. It will be interesting to see what others say on the List. DMLance