A competition was held in Watford on Thursday for the “worst buy”. The prize went to a baby chair with plastic tray. metal bar, and seat and waist straps all broken.

The contest took place during the meeting of the Watford and District Consumer Association.

Entries included a toaster which cooked faster on one side than the other, four babies’ vests which, when washed, were transformed into different sizes, an unopenable tin of cleaning polish and an unreliable egg timer.

[From the Watford Observer of May 3, 1968]

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