The Soviet Union ceased to exist 26 years ago, but many of the things created at that time remain in homes today. Looking at some of these things, the modern generation can fall into a slight bewilderment as to what this thing is and what it is ultimately needed for.
1. Machine for darning stockings and socks
This weird thing is a darning machine for stockings and socks. This particular model was released in 1957 at the industrial plant of the Sverdlovsk District Council. In order to darn a stocking or sock it was more convenient, it had to be pulled over a wooden "fungus".
2. Curling iron
No, this is not at all a KGB instrument of torture for US spies. This is a curler. It was the "perm" that was once the most fashionable hairstyle in the Soviet Union. By the way, this device is called "Nadeyka". They made such curling irons not so long ago, in the 1980s.
3. Vacuum cleaner
It may be hard to believe today, but this is a vacuum cleaner. Take a good look at it. If you turn on the imagination, it becomes clear that this model looks like a planet with an asteroid ring around. Actually, it is in honor of such a planet that this miracle device is named - "Saturn". This model was made in 1967 at the Vilnius Electric Welding Equipment Plant.
4. Washing board
Is your other half too lazy to load the washing machine? Show her this "hardcore" (by today's standards) washing tool. It was with such a device that our mothers and grandmothers made clothes clean. And there was not even a speck. Such a board was literally in every home!
5. Mechanical shaver
Surely, many remember just such a mechanical razor. Despite the fact that many Soviet men did not like her very much - the blades dull too quickly, the thing was terribly popular and fashionable. The razor is called "Sputnik". It was made in 1967 at the Leningrad plant.
6. Manual hair clipper
No, this is also not a tool for interrogating secret agents. However, many can argue with this, because when the knives of the typewriter were dull, there were few pleasant sensations from such a haircut.
7. Radio point
"Says Moscow, Moscow time …". There was such a radio point in almost every, if not all, in every home. The model was called "Rhythm 304", and it woke up more than one generation of Soviet citizens in the morning.
8. Hand mixer
With this terrible device, mothers and grandmothers beat eggs and cooked a variety of goodies. The thing is extremely bizarre and not very convenient, at least by the standards of modern owners, who have long been accustomed to everything automatic.
No, this is not a moonshine still or a part from the Mir station. This is a separator. Whole milk is poured into it, and after a while on
the output is skim milk and, of course, separately - such valuable cream!
This thing is similar to a garlic and it works in the same way. However, in fact, this is such a Soviet juicer. In order to crush her juice, she needed not only extraordinary physical abilities, but also a considerable effort of will.
Bonus: Stylish car
But this is a truly legendary washing machine called "Volga-8". It was created in 1966 at the Cheboksary plant. The first models of this machine did not have a heating element, as a result, hot water had to be poured there before using the device. The machine also had a manual spinning mechanism!
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