Electric Snap

Electric Snap printed and published by the South Wales Electricity Board, featuring the latest, exciting and labour-saving domestic appliances available to the upwardly mobile in the 1950s. We can see that washing machines of the 1950s were fully automated top-loaders. All this of course boosted the demand for electricity. The box has the slogan “Snap up to date go electric”. See the Box and Rules

Electric Snap by the South Wales Electricity Board, 1950s

Above: Electric Snap by the South Wales Electricity Board, 1950s. 40 cards + rules in box, rudimentary quality. The back has the slogan “Get up to date go electric!”

South Wales Electricity Board was one of 12 Area Boards created under the Electricity Act 1947. It was bought out in the deregulation of utilities in 1996.

The popular appliances of the 1950s remain common, in more modern forms, in homes today.

Electric Snap by the South Wales Electricity Board, 1950s
Last Updated October 16, 2020 at 07:28pm

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