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Patternmaker

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HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES HOW OLD IS YOURS
« on: October 26, 2010, 09:37:27 PM »

I have a Phillips Tumble Dryer bought in 1966, used every week, still going strong, all its had replaced is a fuse.
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Re: HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES HOW OLD IS YOURS
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2010, 10:36:34 PM »

I have a wife produced in 1955, still going strong, no replacement parts yet. {-) {-) {-)
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Re: HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES HOW OLD IS YOURS
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2010, 11:07:37 PM »

We bought all top of the line Kitchen Aid appliances 5 years ago, so far they have all broken down in one way or another.
The water pump in the washer was the latest to let go one month after the extended warranty ran out. You think you are buying a quality brand but no I guess they are all made to be disposable these days.  >>:-(
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Re: HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES HOW OLD IS YOURS
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2010, 11:30:14 PM »

Our dish washer is 64 years old


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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2010, 12:00:18 AM »

My cooker is a Creda Consept made in 1967. Just replaced the grill element.
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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2010, 11:48:29 AM »

Our dish washer is 64 years old


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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2010, 05:59:15 PM »

Funtimefrankie and Wasyl, you should be ashamed of yourself keeping a senior citizen working like that, who do you think you are? the coalition government  {-) {-)
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Re: HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES HOW OLD IS YOURS
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2010, 06:31:22 PM »

When we moved house in 1980 we needed a new washing machine, to replace our old twin tub, still in good working order so I followed Which magazine advice for best buy a Bosch, quite expensive, it lasted just over 2 years, the cast brackets on the drum which held The concrete weights completely rusted away, the weights dropped on the pump, hoses and motor, throw away job. This was evidently a common fault with this machine So much for best buy.

Came to conclusion might as well buy cheapest, as nothing is built To last whatever the price.
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« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2010, 06:46:26 PM »

My grandmother has a vacuum cleaner she got as a wedding present in 1947. Still in use today, its great as depending on which end you put the hose you get suck or blow :D
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Re: HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES HOW OLD IS YOURS
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2010, 06:49:11 PM »

We had a Parnell tumble drier that my grandmother bought in 1949 it died 5 years ago couldnt get a motor for it so had to get a new one now on the second since then and the wife alway said the Parnell mwas the best she has seen
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« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2010, 06:53:11 PM »

My grandmother has a vacuum cleaner she got as a wedding present in 1947. Still in use today, its great as depending on which end you put the hose you get suck or blow :D


Must be a candidate for Guinness Book of Records
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« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2010, 08:25:11 PM »

My girlfriend is 44, and is an absolutely brilliant cooker :}

(she proof read this) <*<
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« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2010, 08:49:03 PM »

We bought a microwave from Tesco when we got married 4 years ago, payed 30 for it expecting it to last a couple of years- still going strong now and shows no sign of faults. It has a power dial, old fashioned 'egg timer' type timer dial and a button to open the door- simple.
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« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2010, 09:59:40 PM »

So while I'm waiting for the pump for the washing machine to arrive now the ice maker in the fridge is broken, even though the repairman will already be here for the washer I have to pay $79 for another service call.
While under warranty a piece in the fridge door broke, a little part the size of a plastic toothpick that was the hinge for the ice flap thingy.
They replaced the whole door they said was valued at $1500
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« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2010, 10:24:15 PM »

My grandmother has a vacuum cleaner she got as a wedding present in 1947. Still in use today, its great as depending on which end you put the hose you get suck or blow :D
..I could say something here,but,...I,d better not,.. %% {-).had Wasyl been here he probably would have,... {-)

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Re: HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES HOW OLD IS YOURS
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2010, 11:14:22 PM »

We have an Australian made Simpson washing machine bought in 1985 still working perfectly. I suppose this means that, should something go wrong, it won't be covered by warranty?  %)

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« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2010, 02:19:47 PM »

I have a Sharp Elsi Mat EL8018 electronic calculator about 41 years young  with original green display screen still going strong.
I also have a sweeping brush that ia about the same age.It has had only two new handles and three brush heads

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« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2010, 03:34:16 PM »

I have a Sharp Elsi Mat EL8018 electronic calculator about 41 years young  with original green display screen still going strong.
I also have a sweeping brush that ia about the same age.It has had only two new handles and three brush heads

 :-)) :-))

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« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2010, 05:16:51 PM »



Dolly Tub + Ponch + Mangle + Energetic Wife = perfect washing machine. Nothing to go wrong. {-) {-) {-)


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« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2010, 08:46:04 PM »


Our microwave is a Hitachi and cost over 100 when we brought it over 23 years ago and it's still going strong.
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« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2010, 08:56:43 PM »

Dont think we have any appliance older than about 4 years to be honest! Had a new kitchen about 2 years ago so new hob, oven, fridge freezer. We didnt get a new microwave and think thats about 4 may be 5 years old.
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« Reply #21 on: October 28, 2010, 09:35:09 PM »

She is about...... Oh no better not do that swmbo looks over my shoulder when I am typing <*< <*< <*< <*<

Like Justaboatonic most of my appliances are relatively new, only because someone keeps moaning she does not like the way they work >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(


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Re: HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES HOW OLD IS YOURS
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2010, 06:57:27 PM »

Perhaps not quite 'household appliances', though they are to me!  :-)
I have a 1969 Hammond organ - still going strong. I bought some recording gear - mikes, mixer etc - in 1973 and it all still works. And some of my hi-fi separates were bought in 1978.
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