Things That Survived Longer Than They Should Have (24 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       1 May 2020       5764       7

Sears craftsman rear tine tiller, still running strong after half a century. Might be time for a new coat of paint soon tho eh?

I’ve been restoring my grandfather’s copper hammers and mallets. Left is what they all looked like before I started. Not finished yet but they’re not looking too bad for 70-year-old tools.

1930s Westinghouse fridge, still works

Owned the moccasins on the left for 24 years. Their replacements are on the right.

1972 Oster Regency Kitchen Center. I’m the 3rd generation owner. Used constantly, made banana bread with my kids this morning and thought Reddit might enjoy it

Izismile Video Collection

My Dad’s Sabre saw from 1962. Just used it for cutting out a template.

CPMC Champion air compressor owned since 1963, still works like a charm

A 1940’s Ronson Princess. It was my grandmother’s and is now my daily driver.

Buck Knives 104 Compadre, made in Idaho. Ceramic coated 5160 steel, full tang and a lifetime warranty. Now I want to go camping.

My 1984 Stumpjumper Sport

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Papa’s hat from WWII . Nana’s cigarette case

My parent’s Panasonic Microwave was bought in 1986 and still runs fine today (the lightbulb burnt out ages ago) it’s outlasted 3 refrigerators, a stove, a dishwasher, several coffee makers, and about a dozen toasters.

Smith Corona LX900 Laminator. 25 years old or so…slow as [email protected]#t, loud and obsolete. Laminates thousands of sheets a year and still going strong.

Rio S30S Sport mp3 player, still works fine (had to put that tape on the backdoor 15+ years ago, so that tape kinda been there forever)

1920s era Remington Model 12 in 22short, long and Long rifle. The rifle that has fed the family for 100 years.

Used this juicer to make fresh orange juice for my parents when I was a child. Turning 51 today and juicer is still going strong.

Found this today. With receipt dated 21.11.1982 cost$29.92 and it’s still working.

If there is a Ferrari of the pans, I think this is the closest (Le creuset)

My dad bought this 25 or 30 years ago, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down

There’s a lot of love for cast iron and emmanel, but I love this ceramic pot. I think the food actually tastes better

My Fluke 8022A Multimeter. Used it today to check my car battery voltage. Still works like a champ!

Bolex – 16mm film camera from 1969 that I use all of the time.

31 year old zippo lighter, still works

J Lawson of Glasgow 12 bore side by side, built in 1870 and still as reliable as ever in 2020!



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Lorraine 3 month s ago
Number 9
5160 is just plain carbon steel and it is a rust magnet if you do not oil it.
The Frozen Monkey has spoken.
Also that is a new knife, it's not old, unlike most of the other pictures in this post.
       
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Demaris 3 month s ago
Are antiques a new thing to these people?
       
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Fifi 3 month s ago
there really is no reason why these "shouldn't" work. if there kept in good condition they should work 1000 years from now
       
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Madge 3 month s ago
The difference between now and then is that then they made stuff to last, now things are made to be disposable. Retailers don't want to sell you an item that will last for years, they want to keep you coming back to replace it as often as possible. Also, people took better care of their stuff back then. These days people trash everything.
       
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Chester 3 month s ago
I agree with Madge. Its whats called planned obsolescence. Items need to be repairable and have the right to repair.
       
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Carl 3 month s ago
This is why "domestic engineering" was invented, so that products would more or less just survive warranty time and then need repair or replacement. In the end you do not buy a fridge, you buy a users licence to use the fridge for x amount of time. The game is rigged. (of course there are exceptions, but they have exceptional price too).
       
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Willy 6 days ago
No, its just that the cr#ppier items have long since ended up in the scrap heap. Every run of products will have some that just are either well cared for or struck it lucky during manufacturing.
Heard the same arguments in the 60s "they don't build stuff to last anymore|"
       
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