Vintage Devices That Are Still Too Good To Be Retired (25 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       1 Jul 2020       2502       7

UPD: Kristel, thank you for being attentive. Fixed now.

Picked up this beaut: 1920s Quad stove on CL for a song! Going to convert to LP and attend to some minor TLC tasks, otherwise works great and will be great for baking!

 

Technics turntable and Dual Amplifier, both made in the late 70s, still going strong.

 

A Kennedy Toolbox I recently inherited from my grandpa. He used it when he worked for the US Department of Energy in the 60s (back then it was the Department of Atomic Energy)

 

Leica M3, born on 6/30/1965. Built to be handed down between generations of photographers.

 

Sunbeam Radiant Control T-20B. Year stamp of 1954. Replaced power cord and needs re-chromed but works perfectly.

 

Izismile Video Collection

Full set of (plated) silverware that was given to my great grandmother when she married in 1924. Has seen nearly daily use across 4 generations since then.

 

Noodle maker from 1964 still looks like new

 

My Canon camera bag. Got it in 1996. Still does it’s job. Been around the world 4 times.

 

I’ve been using this stereo for years, not sure where it came from but it works flawlessly still and sounds great!

 

Got a rarely seen nickel-plated Gillette NEW from 1930s

 

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My parents purchased this mixer in the mid 80’s. It has survived multiples moves and it’s still being used today!

 

Coleman Campstove Model 5427. Been through 3 generations of camping & hunting in my family & has seen over 50 years of use. BIFL!

 

Hello Gorgeous! (Weber Grill)

 

Bone handled, forged steel carving knife made by Atkinson Bros Sheffield. Approximately 100 years old and onto it’s fourth generation. Still slices with ease.

 

Sanyo portable hair dryer from 1983. Passed down from my mom and I still use it to this day

 

Trek bicycle I purchased in 1998. It’s been through hell and still going strong

 

Game Boy Color. The sound is a bit quiet but I can still play Super Mario Bros.

 

My Dad still uses my Grandpa’s Dewalt MBF Radial Saw from 1957 (I think). It’s installed on a workbench my Grandpa made as well

 

DeVillbis Steam Vaporizer – my mom used it when we were sick as babies in the 70s & 80s, and now I’m using it to help my foster kittens with upper-respiratory infections!

 

Had this handed down to me from my parents who had it handed down to them about 20 years ago. If Google is any help, I think it’s a Windmere T-8. Just cleaned it up the best I could today. Still turns bread into toast.

 

32 years and still going strong with the original box.

 

My girlfriend got this Toastmaster waffle maker from her parents. It was a wedding gift 30 years ago.

 

31 years later still pressing shirts like a champ! Overbuilt in West Germany.

 

Sunbeam automatic toaster, exact age unknown. It was given to my mom in 1975, well-used, after our house had burned down.

 

My 1964 Art Deco Craftsman Circular saw, wooden box and original steel blades (blades can be re-sharpened)



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Kristel 1 month ago
18 & 25 captions switched. Either of 'em is durn nice saw.
       
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Exie 1 month ago
Things used to be built to last. Now everything is disposable garbage.
       
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Margaret 1 month ago
Exie,

Thank you for that obligatory comment.
       
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Antonia 1 month ago
Exie,
yes disposable so you will buy new more often
       
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Hub 1 month ago
I had a Rowenta iron made in Germany a few years back. It lasted less than a year.
       
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Lanna 1 month ago
I still have a GE electric toaster from the 60's and use it daily. I bought another one for parts just in case. The 2 reasons the old toasters make such good toast is that unlike now, they are typically 1200W but since so many snowflakes are afraid of burning their hands , most modern toasters are around 600w. To compound the issue, modern toaster now have very large bread trays to accommodate bagels etc. They really dry out the bread instead of just toasting the exterior.
       
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Helene 1 month ago
#3 A Kennedy is the best. Mine is 60 years old and still fine.
       
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