identifying and dating Rippingilles ovens can be difficult, more often than not they are referred to as 'Victorian' when most are much later.! A simple cut off point is 1937 when the company name changed from the 'Rippingilles Albion Lamp Company' to 'Rippingilles Ltd'. Ovens with the 'Ltd' name stamped on the brass ventilator on the door will be post 1937. The range steadily decreased until 1969 when the company was wound up. Valor Ltd acquired the name and rights in 1971 as Rippingilles 1971 Ltd. The oven pictured below is a model 410, listed in the Harrods catalogue in 1895 the stove does not appear after 1902. identifying features include the brass parts to the burners, patent cast iron ventilating 'damper' for pans and the 1894 patent folding bottom to the oven.