People in Milton Keynes asked to dig out their oldest Morphy Richards appliance

Those who share their vintage finds could win new products

By Sally Murrer
Wednesday, 21st July 2021, 4:36 pm

People in Milton Keynes are being asked to dig out their antique toasters and old irons to help find the UK’s oldest Morphy Richards working appliance.

As the brand celebrates its 85th anniversary, the company is keen to track down the products that have survived the longest.

Those who share their antique finds with Morphy Richards on social media will be in with a chance of winning a range of new Morphy Richards products.

An old Morphy Richards iron

The lucky winner may also see their old Morphy Richards appliance added to the Science Museum Group Collection as an example of technological innovation in the home.

Andreas Fredriksson, Category Director Home at Morphy Richards, said: “During our 85-year history we’ve created thousands of ground-breaking products which have stood the test of time. To celebrate that history we’re asking people across Milton Keynes to rummage around their kitchens and cupboards – or ask their grandparents and relatives to – to help us track down the oldest working Morphy Richards appliance.

“Starting as a small independent business back in 1936, we’ve grown to become a much-loved household name and this journey is something we’re incredibly proud of. We want to celebrate our history and pay homage to household products which have become part of family homes for decades, and will continue to do so for years to come.

“So whether it’s a trusty old reliable Morphy Richards iron that’s been used for years or a family heirloom that’s been carefully kept in the attic and needs dusting down, we want to hear from you so we can preserve these products and showcase a key part of our Morphy Richards history.”

To submit your entry, upload your photos and tag @loveyourmorphy on Twitter, or @morphyrichardsuk on Instagram and Facebook before August 15, using the hashtag #Morphy85.