Modern Maid Stoves

   "Modern Maid, a brand now owned by the Maytag Corporation, was a manufacturer of gas and electric cooking appliances. They are no longer being made, but some used appliances are still installed in homes. Also, some secondhand Modern Maid stoves and ovens are on the market through private sellers.

   The Modern Maid brand was born in the 1950s, the offspring of the successful Tennessee Stove and Manufacturing company. Tennessee Stove dates back to 1904 when it was started by J.L. Caldwell in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The company stayed in the family, as L. Harkwick Caldwell took over the position of company president in 1961. In 1965, the company adopted Modern Maid as its name. The progressing years brought expansion to Modern Maid, with the addition of dishwashers and microwave ovens to its product lines. Modern Maid merged with McGraw-Edison in 1972 and then sold to Raytheon in 1979. Eventually, the brand was sold to the Maytag company though production of appliances under the Modern Maid name ceased."