Our oven died today. Considering it's over fifty years old we knew this moment had to come. The bake element broke in half, but unlike modern elements that are about the thickness of a pencil, ours is a small spring like coil wound around through ceramic insulators. Here's a picture of what it looks like underneath the drip pan. I tried to reconnect the pieces but since it's not like a regular electrical connection nothing happened. Hopefully I can find a suitable modern replacement or an actual spare laying around somewhere that someone is willing to part with rather cheaply.