Couple put 1950s classic home appliances up for sale after using them for more than 60 years

Sydney and Rachel Saunders hope the set goes to a museum to show how “things that were made better”.

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This couple's white goods look like museum pieces – and that is what they are hoping somebody will make them.

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Sydney and Rachel Saunders have been using the appliances for more than half a century.

But it was time for a clear-out and included in their sale is a £60 washer they were given in 1956 when they married.

They also have a 1956 Belling cooker bought for £19, a 1963 Burco tumble dryer that cost £52 and a 1959 boiler that was £15.

Credits: David Hedges SWNS.com

Credits: David Hedges SWNS.comThe 1963 Burco tumble dryer that cost £52

Credits: David Hedges SWNS.com

The goods hint at a different era of technology

Credits: David Hedges SWNS.com

Most still work but the couple had phased them out of use.

They hope the set goes to a museum so future generations can appreciate "things that were made better".

Sydney, 83, a retired accountant from Exeter, Devon, said: "In those days things were more durable and strong.

Credits: David Hedges SWNS.comInstructions for the washing machine


Credits: David Hedges SWNS.com

Credits: David Hedges SWNS.com

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"The new ones are more sophisticated but it means if something goes wrong it can be quite a big job."

Rachel, 81, a retired carer, said: "It would be a shame for them to go to landfill.

"You just don't get appliances made like that today.

"I'd like them to go to a museum."

The house that hasn't changed in 50 years

The house that hasn't changed in 50 years


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