Old-School Gadgets And Tools That Refuse To Die (27 PICS + 1 GIF)

Posted in PICTURES       4 Nov 2020       2780       4 GALLERY

"My dad bought this 1947 RockOla jukebox in 1966 for $35, with records. He gifted it to me ten years ago. Still works perfectly. Only service in the last 54 years was to replace the beeswax capacitors in the amp, and the phono cartridge (both in 1981)."

 

"Vintage Florsheims. These are between 20 and 50 years old and a shoutout to my late grandfather (his favorite brand). Most comfortable shoes I own."

 

"My Coleman Classic Camp Stove – This one was built in 1967 and I still use it regularly"

 

"My Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer still partying like it’s 1999"

 

"My 1981 Nikon F3 35mm slr"

 

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"My daily driver with over 400k miles with no signs of stopping! 1984 Volvo 245 Turbo."

 

"This IKEA desk lamp has been with me for probably 30 years and I’ve never changed the bulb. The plastic neck fell away but it’s still going strong."

 

"Texas Instruments BA•35. Purchased 1985"

 

"The Zyliss garlic press is practically indestructible and has been flavoring my mom’s and now my cooking for 40 years."

 

"My late grandad bought this authentic Dutch Philips vacuum cleaner in 1994, and I inherited it. It works like a charm! It’s quiet and effective."

 

"Panasonic Electric Pencil Sharpers: Best pencil sharpeners ever made. Every single one I’ve had never broke, just either got lost in moves or became gifts to cash strapped artist friends. Grabbed another one off eBay a few months ago. It’s still the king of sharpening."

 

"I’ve had this Schwinn for 25+ years and use it regularly. Only repairs were a new wheel and tires."

 

"Kirby Model 513 (1953)"

 

"The Jura Impressa F9 coffee and espresso maker. 14 years old and over 14,000 cups of beautiful coffee/lattes later and it works like the day we got it."

 

"Moccamaster coffee maker."

 

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"Rubbermaid laundry basket that is as old as I am [1986]"

 

"Oak secretary desk from 1935"

 

"My 1992 Numatic Henry vacuum"

 

"If it was made in a country which ceased to exist nearly three decades ago and it still works, I think it meets the criteria for the sub. Prim alarm clock."

 

"13 Years, 15+ countries, 4 Schools, 3 degrees, 2 relationships, 1 backpack."

 

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"Rainbow vac, running for two decades. Works better than any vacuum you could buy now"

 

"My Garrard 301 – Made in 1962 and ready to run for another 58 years."

 

"Pentel P205. Received in the 4th Grade. Still using it in graduate school to this day."

 

"Zip Dee Folding chair passed down from my grandparents. These have seen a lot of campfires."

 

"My Leathermyn Sideclip, my father gave me almost 20 years ago."

 

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"Pyrex tea kettle. Age unknown, at least 75 years. Still used every day."

 

"Pentel P209 mechanical pencil I bought in 1997. Most reliable writing instrument of my life. Still available and under $5"

 


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Wen 5 month s ago
#26 I was gifted one of these for my wedding in 1981
       
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Ken 5 month s ago
Leatherman tools were huge in the 90's. They were indispensable as a .50 cal gunner in a Humvee platoon. We never had all the parts we needed for our weapons mounts and always had to jury rig something. Thanks Clinton!
       
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Johanna 5 month s ago
Rainbow is the best since 1998
       
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Marguerite 5 month s ago
#4 you're very lucky. between work and home i had maybe 6 of them and they literally last 1 year, then died.
       
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