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The Toaster That's Still Going 56 Years On

56 year old toasterWhen Joan Lopes picked out a shiny silver toaster as a present for her parents, little did she realise it would still be working some 56 years later.

Since she bought it in 1951, the simple but stylish two-slicer has browned to perfection thousands of pieces of bread - along with the occasional teacake - serving three generations of the same family.

"I don't really question how it has kept going so long, it's become a part of the family after all this time.

"But it does seem the more modern appliances never last very long, they have built-in obsolescence."

In its six decades of service the only part ever to be replaced on the toaster has been the cable.

Source: DailyMail
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