Monday 18 March 2013

A Chess Toaster?

A Toaster with a chess connection? Not really, but my old toaster gave the ghost this morning, so my wife headed off at lunchtime to purchase a new one. Clearly she was sick of cheap but fragile models, so she splashed out on a heavy duty, 4 slice, all bells and whistles model. But in the end what surprised me wasn't the price, but the brand. It was a 'Morphy Richards', which I had never heard of before. A quick check on the history of the company indicated that it was not some far sighted creation of Paul Morphy, but instead the partnership of Donal Morphy and  Charles Richards formed 70 years ago. So no real chess content, unless I can find the setting that makes the toast with alternating dark and light squares!

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