Originally Posted by redpointist
Here are some photos...the stove has a thin horizontal bar running across its front. The pot holders appear to connect to a vertical bar. Are we missing a piece?
pot holders have bronze thumbscrews and fit to the bar similarly to those shown in your post, and do a fine job of restraining pots on the stove from horizontal movement.
Here is the web image of pot holders like mine:
The pot holder on the right in your picture seems to be bent at an unusual angle compared to a new pot holder.
Your stove is also missing flame spreaders, which assist greatly in shaping the flame for heating
efficiency. Flame spreaders are shown in this web image: