Morphy Richards toaster still popping after 63yrs

August 19th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, August 19 (ANI): The Morphy Richards toaster, which was given as a wedding present to British man Andrew Martin and his young bride, is still popping after more than 60 years.

Today, the sprightly 83-year-old still makes toast in it every morning.

“I’ve never had a problem with it. I think I’ve had to replace the element once but that’s it,” the Courier Mail quoted Martin as saying.

“I reckon I may have the oldest continuously working toaster in Australia,” he added.

The toaster was one of the first pop-up toasters made in the UK.

A gift from Martin’s sister-in-law, it traveled with the couple when they migrated to Australia in 1960 and has been in use at breakfast time ever since.

When bought in 1947, the toaster was a luxury item, costing about 250 dollars in today’s money. (ANI)

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