It is a fact that technology should make life easier. Over the years, most devices have undergone major changes from what they originally looked to improve both their usability and design. But a 1950s video featuring a refrigerator has now gone viral on social media, and the internet has unanimously favored its features over those of the refrigerators available today. The black-and-white video shows a woman guiding viewers through the refrigerator’s various functions, and as the video progresses, you’ll remain mesmerized.
The video shows that the refrigerator has a special place for bottles and preserves, butter and a space for cheeses. Below that is a glass vegetable storage box that “tilts down to let you see your stash at a glance” and can even be lifted out of the fridge for ease of use. The shelves in the fridge slide out so you don’t have to pull on objects to reach those in the back. The freezer also has space for several ice trays and easily pushes the ice cubes out.
The video was shared by the Twitter handle “Lost in history” along with the comment, “Why is this 66-year-old refrigerator better than the one I have now.” The clip has been viewed more than 9.2 million times in less than 48 hours.
Check it out here:
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Commenting on the video, one user agreed that past refrigerators were sturdier. The tweet reads: “I’ve used GE refrigerators from the 40s and 50s for years. They are almost literally bombproof, and I finally had to vacuum it up and recently buy a new one. The best feature was the “butter conditioner” bag. favorite was the ’56 lazy Susan fridge. It was just like this one.”
I have used GE refrigerators from the 40s and 50s for years. They are almost literally bombproof. I finally had to suck it up and buy a new one recently. Best feature was the “butter conditioner” bag. My favorite was the ’56 lazy susan fridge. It was just like this: pic.twitter.com/9syNlTE9I2— El RAYO X ???? (@NialMaloney) July 22, 2022
“My 82-year-old mother still uses the same electric stove we had when I was a kid. It is about 55 years old and still works great!” said another comment.
My 82 year old mother still uses the same electric stove we had when I was a kid. It’s about 55 years old and still works great!— Old Ironsides (@1645NasebyFree) July 22, 2022
Summarizing what many people are feeling, one user asked, “Have we gone backwards in terms of convenience in electronics. This is much better than the refrigerators of the modern age.”
Have we fallen back in the field of convenience in electronics?
This is much better than refrigerators of the modern age. https://t.co/TrUofqssc3— Taimur H. Ajmal (@taimur_ajmal) July 23, 2022
“Things are made to be obsolete these days. It is the foundation of most of the modern economy. Back then, things were built to last and you could fix them yourself if something broke. Today they make it easy to buy a new one every 3-5 years. Everything is garbage these days,” commented another user.
Things are made to be obsolete these days. It is the foundation of most of the modern economy. Back then, things were built to last and you could fix them yourself if something broke. Today they make it easy to buy a new one every 3-5 years. Everything is garbage today. https://t.co/JvGol2gPJJ— Mattie AKA The Wizard of Boz (@NaberiusWizard) July 23, 2022
“Today’s devices really do the bare minimum for top prices.”
today’s devices really do the bare minimum for top prices. https://t.co/3QCjeZ7rIp— Charles Hunter III (@thesaltedtable) July 23, 2022
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