I may be young, but I have owned some products from the 1940s and 1950s. One thing most people will agree on is products in the “good old days” were built to high quality standards. Most things lasted twenty plus years, especially appliances. Not only were they built well, but they were typically easy to repair. I happen to have a friend who has an old refrigerator in his garage, it is so well built that he painted flames on the front of it, and while it may not be the most energy efficient fridge, it works well and looks great.