Thread Number: 42396  /  Tag: Small Appliances
Do others collect appliances made when they were born?
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Post# 445948   9/12/2021 at 21:30 (389 days old) by mjhoshaw (Western PA)        

Greetings all, I've found that I have a soft spot for vintage small appliances that were made the year I was born. I haven't gone nuts with this, but it started with a like-new Sunbeam T-20B toaster that was made the day I was born. Sunbeam used to stamp the manufacture date inside, and when this one came up on auction, I grabbed it. It still works perfectly and I both display and use it.

I have Electrolux models E and AE that could've been made in my birth year, as well as a Sunbeam model 11 stand Mixmaster that passes muster. I invite the membership to join in with their responses.

Joel


Post# 445958 , Reply# 1   9/13/2021 at 10:28 (389 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Hi Joel

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Yes, I have Hoover appliances that were made when I was. I was also given a "Currier and Ives" calendar for the year I was born. It's odd to see the actual day I was born. I'm sentimental or just odd. But, I have the Hoover cleaner that was made the year I was born.

Post# 445961 , Reply# 2   9/13/2021 at 10:46 (389 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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I don't focus specifically on things from the year I was born (1963) but I do gravitate toward appliances and tools that I remember from the era when I was growing up--1960s and '70s. They bring back memories and were definitely better made than today's plasticrap junk. When a product made 40-60 years ago outperforms and outlasts one made today, it's a pretty sad commentary on our times.

When my dad was in the navy in the '50s, he bought a 1934 Rolls Royce in England and brought it home on the deck of ship. It had been delivered to the original owner the day Dad was born.


Post# 445964 , Reply# 3   9/13/2021 at 11:55 (389 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Interesting thread ! I'm a 1956 as well but I'm like Edgar I just enjoy things that I remember growing up. Nice quality colorful shiny sturdy items


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