Even I have a hard time believing that and the reason that I remember is the fact that it was a wedding present that I received from my Aunt Dorothy. And we use it a lot!!! Well, I don't but hubby certainly does. He makes Yorkshire Pudding every Sunday which means that he has to pull out the blender to whip up the batter.
I just thought of something. The blender isn't quite ready to give up quite yet. A couple of weeks ago, we came into the kitchen after this horrible smell started drifting into the rest of the house. It must have been the motor and I was thinking about which one to buy next. But that had to be about 2 weeks ago and it's still working. We still have a long way to go for it to have lasted 41 years, but who knows lol.
And the company who made the blender was BLACK AND DECKER!!