Would you buy these household items shown in vintage '50s ads?

A lot of things improved during the '50s. Would you buy these household items?

Have you ever seen a vintage ad and thought, "I would purchase that"? Some of the ads for household items, especially during the '50s, did a great job with advertising.

The prices were also unbeatable, with some items selling for less than $20. If you had the opportunity to purchase items from the '50s for your house, would you buy them?

Here's the catch, you can only base your decision on the vintage ad.

Let's go down a nostalgic '50s loophole.

  1. Would you purchase this 3-in-1 refrigerator, stove and sink combination?
  2. Would you purchase this sewing machine?
  3. Would you purchase this portable table and chair set?
  4. Would you purchase this oven with the stove at the bottom?
  5. Would you purchase this reading lamp?
  6. Would you purchase this huge freezer?
  7. Would you purchase this floor polisher?
  8. Would you purchase this cooling fan?
  9. Would you purchase this electric cleaner?
  10. Would you purchase this portable radio?

Would you buy these household items shown in vintage '50s ads?

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leannie429 1 day ago
The oven took me back to my grandma’s house. She had a stove exactly like that! You had to push a button on the side of the stovetop to pull the top completely out. The only difference was that her stove had only one oven, not two.
ConwayConway 1 day ago
So would I in today's world??? No...bur back then,well yeah...so these answers or the percentage I feel are not correct
gypsy 9 days ago
I would buy them all and open up an Antique Store LOL!!
ww245 9 days ago
Got a 90% similar and I can't believe the Electrolux was why I didn't get the 100! We owned one of those and they worked great! I am a child of the 60s too......
FlaFeral 9 days ago
Braaappp! Got no clue bout this one...BRRRAAPP! I just check boxes. I gots 60s%sshh! so issat mean im a 60sszzzish wonkabee?
RobertK 9 days ago
I got 50%. These items were from the days when appliances and such were built to last. Mostly they were replaced due to obsolescence. We still have and use a Toastmaster toaster, model 1BB4, from 1934! It works great and I did replace the cord to a grounded one for safety.
RobertMayer 9 days ago
Should be changed to would you buy these items to did you have these items growing up.
jholton30062 10 days ago
They still make the Vornado fans, or someone has claimed the name and is making them. I have several, including one that blows hot air, kind of like a space heater.
mikeclark 10 days ago
that vacuum was always in the repair shop
SandraChicago 10 days ago
I got 70% similar to the mot popular responses. They should have used a picture of a shiny black Singer sewing machine that would fit in more with the majority of the products that were popular in the late '50s and early '60s based on the pictures of those products. I still have my mom's black Singer sewing machine as well as my grandmother's Singer treadle sewing machine and both still work like the charms they are. This quiz sure does bring back many memories.
Hpsnape1957 10 days ago
I had one of those ovens with the pull out stove in an apartment I rented in the 80s. It does look cool, but boy, did it use a lot of electricity! I think everyone I knew had the portable "card table" and chairs. Not only for playing cards, but used at the end of the table on holidays for the small kids to sit. Those old ads sure bring back a lot of memories.
Charlotte 10 days ago
I grew up in the 70's when things seem to last longer. I remember some of these at my Grandma's house.
Mikeitaly 10 days ago
I got 100 % , I grew up in the 60,s, love the old contraptions,they have class and character.
JJWhorley 10 days ago
We pretty much owned every one of those. Especially the freezer. And the floor polisher? I STILL have my mother's and it still works amazingly!
SandraChicago JJWhorley 10 days ago
I also have my mother's floor polisher and it still works very well, although I know my father replaced the electric cord! The smell of floor wax that still comes off the brushes when I use it takes me back to that golden time. I also have her Sunbeam stand mixer and Singer sewing machine, which she got in the late 1950s. She bought a pack of sewing patterns for Barbie clothes in 1962 and made every outfit for my Barbie dolls....and I still have those Barbies and those clothes. This sure does take me back! (And in case you are wondering, I'm not a hoarder...I just like to keep everything that keeps my memories of my parents and those times alive!)
Wendy57 SandraChicago 10 days ago
I think that’s wonderful.
MarthaWashington 10 days ago
I got 60% similar, considering I had most of that stuff growing up. Must be a lot of youngsters here.
ELEANOR 12 days ago
When I was knee high to a grasshopper, we had an Electrolux vacuum with a feature called a gleaner. I don't remember what it did, but whatever it was, there was that word, "gleaner."
Czarpaul 12 days ago
70%. Can't understand why it wasn't 100%. Wasn't the same on 4, 7 & 9. On 4 I can't understand AT ALL but on 7 & 9 depending on the age of the respondents here I might be able to understand. I think younger people wouldn't understand such products. (Especially the vacuum since it is so small and they are used to huge vacuums.)
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