What older products/tools are better than modern equivalents?

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Wakefield1
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Live potatoes in the grocery store used to be better:I think the current oversized ones are grown overfertilized or with too much nitrogen vs. potassium in the soil
Older commodes used to work with only one flush-not so the new "water saver"
Some push button car windows will suffer breakage of the lift mechanism if they are pushed all the way up before you stop pushing on the electric button (a cable that the motor winds around a spool will bust loose from its attachment point)
much food actually does not taste as good,I think overfertilization and overwatering are in play,also new high yield varieties may play a part?

Remember Tasteekake butterscotch krimpets from 60 or so years ago-much more butterscotch taste and not so sickeningly oversweetened -they seem to have changed multiple times over the years,I crave the old ones but can't hardly eat the new ones
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Chicken tasted much better when I was a kid. I'm pretty much a vegetarian now, meat doesn't taste as good. Maybe its just me.
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I am very sad. I have had a pair of Smaller Advent Loudspeakers, bought used in 1975 when I was in college. (I traded in Dynaco A-25s on them.) They have been my primary speakers ever since. Other, better speakers have come along, but not enough better that I had to upgrade. Instead, I have had the Advents re-coned twice.

They were a dirt-cheap classic. They failed to do some things like thunder-bass, but what they did, they did right. Modern reviewers have said they could be happy with Smaller Advents as their only speakers.

I moved recently, and dropped one of them, face down, on the sidewalk. The woofer tore out of the faceplate and ripped big chunks of chipboard out of it.

Evidently the golden-ear tweakos have driven the scientists out of the audio biz. Now I have to wade through audio-fetishist hype and nonsense to find comparable speakers at ten times the cost. Maybe it doesn't matter so much, now that the top octave of my hearing is gone.
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Bostonian shoes
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