The Toaster That's Still Going 56 Years On
When 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.
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