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How to lite old oven pilot lite

Have a 1950's Chambers Model C range. For years the oven could be ignited with a match and then would work until finished. It sat for years without being used. Now once the oven turns down when the proper temperature is reached, the flame goes out, it cools, then gas comes back on with no ignition, not good. There is a pilot light but it is not lit. It does not appear to be the automatic type, so there is no ''red button'' to hold down. I have found the pilot control valves for the top burners and for the deep-fry well and have them on. There is no similar valve for the oven pilot. How do I turn on the gas and light the pilot lite for the oven?

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