Brief History of Fisher & Paykel Top Loading Autowashers [2]: Hotpoint Washers

As noted in part 1, Associated Electrical Industries (AEI) in the UK had the British rights to the Hotpoint brand and around 1965 introduced the Hotpoint 1500 automatic washer. These were a top loading design with a number of sophisticated features. Although their exact history in NZ is not too clear at present, Fisher and… Continue reading Brief History of Fisher & Paykel Top Loading Autowashers [2]: Hotpoint Washers

Brief History of Fisher & Paykel Top Loading Autowashers [1]: Introduction

Fisher and Paykel is a major New Zealand appliance manufacturer and has a lengthy history going back over 80 years. About 1938 they started in business as an importer of washing machines from various sources (including Bendix in the US) and soon were assembling wringer machines and Hoovermatic twin tubs in their Auckland factory. Their… Continue reading Brief History of Fisher & Paykel Top Loading Autowashers [1]: Introduction

Shoddy electrical standards cause accidents and fires

There’s hardly a month that goes past when FENZ is not announcing that someone’s house, school or other premises has been burned down by a faulty electrical power board. This never needed to have happened, because when these devices first started to become widely available in NZ, back in my childhood, they were almost invariably… Continue reading Shoddy electrical standards cause accidents and fires

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