Old Gadgets Can Still Be Perfectly Functional! (27 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       18 Jul 2020       4500       5

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Craftsman Air compressor 1970s

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New to me, late 60’s Morrison Reel mower. After a new hesdgasket and a carb rebuild she’s running as good as ever.

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Oak chest. Storing family sh#t since 1682. Lock still working.

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This hose nozzle has been washing cars, watering gardens, and scaring off stray cats for nearly 30 years.

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It isn’t very often but occasionally I have a job and the only tool in my possession that will work is my grandfather’s Bluwin Auger set from 1939. Today was one of those days.

Izismile Video Collection

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From 1936, here’s a Hoover model 150 with an attachment to fit HEPA bags! Works even better than the day it was manufactured

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Hitachi rice cooker from the 1970’s still going strong.

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My 1957 Kodak Retina IIIS that I bought from a former War Photographer for $45. It takes amazing pictures.

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1972 matchbox super king, played with this endlessly as a child, my children have played with it and now they have out grown it I will be packing it away for the next generation to play with.

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Recently bought a Zenith Transoceanic D7000Y on eBay. Needs some work, but it will serve me well for the next 40 years or so when operating properly. Built like a Tank, and easy to service. This is true American quality right here.

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My 1960s Sunbeam Electric Lawn Mower

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“Luxury” items aren’t necessarily frugal, even if they last; but my grandpa bought these from a pawn shop for $40, and these S.T. Dupont lighters light every time 30 years later. Reliability of a Zippo but butane burning and snazzy too. Can always send in for repairs, and easy to find used 

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KitchenAid mixers get a lot of love around here (and rightfully so), but I love my Sunbeam Mixmaster. It takes up a fraction of the counter space and has been going strong since the 1970s.

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1971 Nikkor 180 mm f/2.8 is crystal clear with a bit of stick in the focus ring, and a few scuffs to the barrel. $200 on eBay!

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My grandpa’s bike from the 1970s, with Shimano 600 groupset from the 80s, Tange fork – still works like a charm.

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Just got given this kitchen aid from the late 60’s early 70’s. Works great

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1970s “F-2” Gillette Super Speed black handle. Scored this on eBay a couple years ago and have been using it almost everyday since. I’d imagine it’ll outlive me.

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A High quality 20 Year Old BBQ Grill I Restored (Enviro BBQ 4500)

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My 1960’s Sunbeam handmixer – best handmixer I’ve ever owned, feels damn near indestructible!

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My co workers thermos he bought in 1982.

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My great grandmother’s hand mixer from the 1960s

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Lowe Alpine Backpack (1996) – Still going strong!

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40+ year old blender and automatic can opener at my mom’s.

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My grandma got this carpet sweep in the early 1960s she gave it to me when I moved into my first apartment. I love this thing, it works like a gem.

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1950’s Snap-On 1/2 inch drivd ratchet

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Tinkertoys – motorized (1982)

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This General Electrics digital alarm clock from the early 80s



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Ez 7 month s ago
#1 Plastic cover and fonts (other than Craftsman) make it look more like 1980s.
       
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Senie 7 month s ago
#23 might be well past time to give up can opener, look at rust and w/e on top of magnet~!!
       
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Niel 7 month s ago
Stanley at least is one thing that is still well made. I also had that alarm clock, but the stations I used to like waking up to are long gone.
       
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Kingsley 7 month s ago
#6 and actually most of this stuff. The quality of appliances now is generally so poor that 30 years from now the appliances made today will be nowhere to be found because nothing is made to last anymore.
       
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Ferdie 7 month s ago
#11 American "quality"?
       
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