The 1976 dryer is still tumbling

Keith Edge with Andy and Betty Anderson and their 36 year old Philips tumble dryer.
Keith Edge with Andy and Betty Anderson and their 36 year old Philips tumble dryer.
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IS this the oldest tumble dryer in Halifax?

Keith Edge bought it 35 years ago – and it’s still working.

Mr Edge, from Boothtown, says it has only needed fixing once since he bought it in 1976 when his oldest son Anthony was born.

“It’s amazing,” he said. “No one believes it’s true.”

The dryer was one of only six made by Philips of Halifax – which later became Crosslee – as a prototype.

Mr Edge was a forklift truck driver with the firm when they offered them for sale to employees at £45 each.

He had it for five years but gave it to his sister and her husband, Betty and Malcolm Anderson from Ovenden, when he moved house and bought a washer-dryer.

Malcolm and Betty have had it ever since.

“Normally these things only last 10 years or so but it’s lasted 35,” said Mr Edge.

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