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Old November 19th, 2012, 09:49 AM   #41
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Which cars, home appliencies, TV were considered to be the best : british, american, german or french?

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Which cars, home appliencies, TV are considered to be the best : british, american, german or french?
Are or were?

I'd say German, but of course for the early part of the Cold War German goods would not have been available (or popular) in Western Europe.

If you mean TV broadcasts rather than TV equipment, the answer is British, especially because I can't speak German or French.

It's a very, very wide question. The British car industry, for example, is a shadow now of what it was in the 50s, 60s, 70s.
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Were - I corrected the question.

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The British car industry, for example, is a shadow now of what it was in the 50s, 60s, 70s
I know. I also remember that Jeremy Clarkson told low quality of brtish cars in 70s, so it is interesting hwo it was in the end of 50s and in the beginning of 60s.

And what about fridges, washing machines, TV-sets ?
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I know. I also remember that Jeremy Clarkson told low quality of brtish cars in 70s, so it is interesting hwo it was in the end of 50s and in the beginning of 60s.

And what about fridges, washing machines, TV-sets ?
I'm afraid I don't actually know. I believe America historically had the best 'labour saving' devices, but being 'only' 30 I've only really got popular culture to rely on in that respect.
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I don't want to know which whiteware , cars, TVs were really best - I do want to know what UK citizens thought in end of 50s and in 60s.

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I don't want to know which whiteware , cars, TVs were really best - I do want to know what UK citizens thought in end of 50s and in 60s.
The best car in the world in 1959 was a Jaguar XK150, I bought one in 1966 for 300 and had it 8 years, kids came along and forced the sale for more than I paid for it.

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Thanks, but this ia an luxury car and I asked about ordinary cars.
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Thanks, but this ia an luxury car and I asked about ordinary cars.
The E Type would be the luxury car in 1966, I'm talking single teenagers in the 60s.
The Ford Zodiacs were popular among my friends, a few had American cars, a good friend had one of these in 1960, with 8 of us sharing the petrol cost, it was no problem to run, probably didn't even make 15 mpg.

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I passed my driving test at 17 in 1964 in one of these, Austin A95, my parents car.

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I then bought one of these, a Vauxhall Cresta PA, which was newer than the XK, 1961 from memory, can't remember how much I paid for it, but less than the XK I traded it in for.

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I think you should be aware that wages for men and women were not equal. The Equal Pay Act was not passed until 1970. When I was a student working in a hotel in about 1964 boys were paid two shillings and sixpence an hour (about 12p) and girls were paid two shillings and threepence an hour (about 10p).
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