11/08/2009

Remembering Communist Era Goods

With the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, remembering what life was like then could have been expected.

In Poland the Rotor Frania washing machine was a communist housewife's dream from the 1950s to the 1970s. The user had to pour water in and drain it manually but it had it is own rotor mechanism to clean the clothes. . . .

Many car brands also date from the communist era.

The old joke ran that the best way to increase the value of a Skoda, made in the old Czechoslovakia, was to fill up the petrol tank. Now it is thriving as part of the Volkswagen empire. . . . .

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