Manuals & How-Tos
We are pleased to offer scans of both original Chambers Corporation literature & How-To documents created by generous Chambers owners who wish to freely share their knowledge. Some items, such as the scans of original materials, are available in PDF format. Others will be provided in the form of web pages that you may choose to read online or print for your personal use. All of these materials are either public domain—as is the case with scans of original Chambers materials—or are provided free with the permission of the authors.
We hope you find them useful!
Chambers Owner Submitted Materials
Scans of Original Chambers Manuals:
Autostat Range Operating Directions (PDF file, 145 KB) A rare survival, this label gives instructions for using & adjusting the ranges produced in the 1920's. Further instructions can be found in the 1927 Idle Hour Cook Book available below.
Model B/BZ Service Manual (PDF file, 4.9 MB)
Model B Installation Instructions (PDF file, 1.0 MB)
Model B Temperature Chart (PDF file, 493 KB)
Model C Service Manual (PDF file, 5 MB)
Model C Installation & Adjustment Instructions (PDF file, 1.2 MB)
Model C Temperature Chart (PDF file, 591 KB)
Scans of Original Chambers Cook Books:
1927 Edition of the Idle Hour Cook Book (PDF file, 7.4 MB)
1939 Edition of the Idle Hour Cook Book (PDF file, 7.8 MB)
1954 Edition of the Idle Hour Cook Book (PDF file, 1.9 MB) This scan is, unfortunately, missing the cover, but the text inside is complete.
1958 Edition of the Idle Hour Cook Book (PDF file, 9.3 MB)
1930's recipe pamphlet entitled Recipes For Your Chambers Range (PDF file, 1.1 MB)This pamphlet was apparently distributed with B Ranges early on, perhaps before they had the 1939 Idle Hour ready.
Scans of Original Chambers Pamphlets:
Very early catalog of the ranges produced before 1920. (PDF file, 2.2 MB) This rare pamphlet details how the ranges work, how they were made & used. A mention is made that these ranges have been 'in use for 7 years,' which would date this between 1916-1919.
1920's Dealer Postcard (PDF file, 58 KB). Can't you just taste that roast beef & apple pie, cooked the Chambers way!
Chambers C Models Advertisement (PDF file, 390 KB). This beautiful ad shows all of the standard colors available at the time (for NO additional charge!).
1953 Chambers Accessories Pamphlet (PDF file, 872 KB)
1950's Chambers Griddle Cover Advertisement (PDF file, 97 KB)
1950's ThermoOven Flier (PDF file, 107 KB). One page flier announcing the 'new' ThermoOven, which is really just the Thermowell with a Thermobaker in it. Since you can only use a Thermobaker in a Thermowell it seems kind of redundant to call this a ThermoOven, but I'm sure some guy in marketing was proud of all his new words!
1950's ThermoOven Brochure, complete with recipes! (PDF file, 466 KB)
Scans of Related Pamphlets:
Reed Roaster Cookbook, probably dating to the 1920's. (PDF file, 1.3 MB) Everyone who owns & loves a Chambers should have a Lisk or Reed roaster or two. . .or three! Ideally suited for use with your range, these accessories were sold by Chambers dealers along with the ranges from early on. Lisk produced a wide variety of items under both brands, as well as some other names manufactured for sale by various retailers. We will be including scans of several Lisk materials so stay tuned for more.
Lisk Self-Basting Roaster Brochure, probably dating to the 1930's. (PDF file, 269 KB) This cute little brochure details what sets the patented design of the Lisk roaster apart from others. Also includes the important model & size chart that is essential in choosing the right sized roaster for the task at hand. Because of the small size of the original, the paper size has been set at 4" x 4" for the pdf. It should still print out fine, but you will have the choice of either enlarging the size of the original image or retaining the original size by simply adjusting your printer configuration before you print it.
Please note: these documents were produced with the intention that they be printed on standard 8 1/2" x 11" paper, one image to a page. In some cases, the printed area may be smaller than the paper because the originals were a smaller size. In other cases, larger formatted originals have been made to fit the 8 1/2" x 11" format with 1/4" margins. In all cases you should be able to print out a usable copy of the materials. If you would like original copies of materials, these can often be found on eBay, although some items are much easier to find than others--original cook books are often posted (though some editions are much scarcer), whereas service manuals are rather difficult to find. Quality reprints are also readily available on eBay & from other venues.