Monday, August 17, 2009

They Don't Make Things Like They Used To

I just got back from spending a few days visiting my parents and while I was there, I took a picture of my mom's faithful iron that she's had since at least the 1960s. The cloth-covered cord is enough to make a daughter worry, but there is no way that my mother will give this up unless it stops working.

Wouldn't it be nice if today's appliances were as reliable as this?

7 comments:

imquilternity said...

Yes. I miss the old, reliable appliances. They were made with quality and expected to last. Now, I go through a new iron every six months and they are junk to begin with anyway! Don't get me started.... :))

Susan said...

I have one exactly like it! Although mine does still work, I just use it for decor in my sewing room!

Vicki W said...

My Mom had that exact same iron, I remember the red and teal! I suspect that ours bit the dust with 4 kids to keep knocking it over.

Jackie said...

Wow, I remember my mom having the same iron. Unbelievable that your mom still has it. Yes, I think I would worry about that cloth covered cord too!

Nanci said...

I remember them too. So heavy compared to today's irons. We have a similar one in the workshop to iron tape on countertops...got it from Sally Anne for 50 cents one day for the sweetie so he didn't use mine.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Yep my Mom had the same iron! And I had one too when I was first married. But like you said, they sure don't make them like that anymore :-(

Tropical Screamer said...

I used the toaster my mom had before I was born until a few years ago. We've gone through three since then.

How much you spend for something doesn't seem to have a thing to do with how long it lasts.

Darilyn