Nearly 60, a refrigerator that still works well

October 25th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Oct 25 (IANS) This refrigerator in Britain may look dull as compared to modern appliances, but it certainly is sturdy as it has been functioning without any repair for nearly 60 years.

The refrigerator owned by Doris Stogdale, 89, has never needed a service or replacement part, Daily Express reported.

Stogdale has used it continuously since buying it in 1952. It is now believed to be one of Britain’s oldest working refrigerators.

“Things like fridges were made of strong stuff 60 years ago. Nowadays it’s almost as if the ¬≠makers expect them to break at some point.

“It might not have any shelves for eggs or any fancy lights or ice makers but it has kept going for pretty much an entire lifetime,” Stogdale was quoted as saying.

She paid 135 pounds for the General Electric fridge in Singapore and had it sent to Malaysia where she was living with her engineer husband Vivian.

The refrigerator travelled the world with the family.

A GE spokesman said: “To have the oldest working fridge in Britain, and possibly the world, working day in, day out for nearly 60 years is a great testament to its reliability.”

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