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Ella 5 month s ago
Every One???? Christ....I thought I wouldn't know at least 1.
       
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Cora 5 month s ago
#3 Caltrops for kids.

#11 #17
Well, I have no idea what these two are. Maybe they're regional items.

#32
I've never seen this, but it seems fairly obvious what it's for.
       
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Zeph 5 month s ago
Cora,
#11 has a spare toilet roll under it. I agree #17 is regional as I don't know it. #32 doesn't seem obvious to me...
       
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Terence 5 month s ago
Greg,

#17 is Velveeta Cheese. #32 was used to create parallel lines on the chalk board for writing lessons.
       
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Greg 5 month s ago
Terence,

Velveeta cheese my butt, that's government cheese! XD Tastes like it looks. Velveeta would have been a step up.
       
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Liza 5 month s ago
Terence,#32 was for the music teacher to make the bar scale. Wow I am old. knew them all. 45 for reference.
       
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Irene 5 month s ago
Cora,
#17 is a 5 pound block of American cheese given out to the poor. This was in America.
       
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Lonny 5 month s ago
Irene, You are correct. When I was a kid, it was called "commodities". They made monthly stops and the poor could get that cheese, flour, corn meal, peanut butter and a few other things to hold body and soul together. Personally, I despise cheese of any kind. It stinks and I find it disgusting. But, those that ate cheese back in those days, said that the commodity cheese was the best they had ever eaten. Next month I'll be 74 and, yes, I knew every one of them.
       
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Theotha 5 month s ago
#23 - LOL, forgot all about those. Know all of them except #25. Time marches on.
       
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Leonora 5 month s ago
Theotha,It's an old address book. You place the pointer next to the letter of your contact press a button and it opens to that page/entry.
       
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Theotha 5 month s ago
Leonora, Thanks! Kind of like a Rolodex I guess, but flat
       
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Carol 5 month s ago
apparently being old fashioned also translates into "able to cook a meal"
       
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Adelphia 5 month s ago
#7 is great! I used to play my father's old records at numbers 45/55 as a child just to hear the funny voices
       
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Eliphalel 5 month s ago
so............what came in #4 ??
       
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Mary 5 month s ago
Eliphalel,

Pay telephones. There were rows like this in airport terminals.
       
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Eliphalel 5 month s ago
Mary,
so i actually have a working rotary phone in my garage .....what can i say?
       
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Jeff 5 month s ago
#32 used to make staff lines in music class
#21 1. tune station 2. pull out button 3. push button back in 4. set
       
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Clifford 5 month s ago
#31 those were still around at my school in the early 2000s.
       
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Irene 5 month s ago
Clifford, #31 are the stereo photo disks for the View-Master 3d photo viewer. I had one when I was a kid in the 60s.
       
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Judson 5 month s ago
#5 potato masher.
#7 speed selector on record player.
#10 cigaret lighter from a car.
#14 pull ring from a soda can.
#15 wash board.
#19 meat tenderizer.
#22 Phyllis Diller?
#23 parking brake, probably old Mercedes
#28 loudspeakers from a drive in bio.
>>>> Yes I'm old!
       
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Willie 5 month s ago
Quote: Judson
rking brake, probably old Mercedes


#23 looks more like a choke to me, but I guess it depends on region and manufacturer ?
       
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Bryant 5 month s ago
Judson,

#23 High beam switch for automobile headlights.
       
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Irene 5 month s ago
Bryant, #15 High beam switch is correct, every car I owned in the 70s had that.
       
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Claas 5 month s ago
lol I have that exact same Crock Pot in the exact same olive green color. 40 years, still works like a charm! It was my mom's and when she passed, I grabbed that up. I have a newer one too, but I just can't let the old green one go. Too many wonderful memories and meals.
       
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Cilla 5 month s ago
I knew pretty much everyone, except the Mercurchrome medicine, because nobody ever gave me any medicine.
       
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Minite 5 month s ago
#19 I'm pretty sure meat tenderizers aren't some mythic long-forgotten relic, it's just (IMHO) that less people seem interested in home-cooking and so less folk are now familiar with such tools... In this case: laziness breads ignorance.
       
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Bridget 5 month s ago
Mercurochrome didn't sting at all, it was iodine that stung as well as peroxide.
       
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Cissy 5 month s ago
Anybody remember paragoric? I can still taste that stuff...*shudder*

I got all but the button on the floorboard. Woo-Hoo, I'm a geezer! YOU KIDS GET OFF MY LAWN!!!
       
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Elsey 5 month s ago
Cissy,
or Cod Liver Oil !!!
       
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Candace 5 month s ago
# 32 I missed. But then I never took Music. Got all the rest tho. And yes I'm old. 68
       
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Jehiel 5 month s ago
I know a lot of these, but #15 is a washboard. Anyone that’s ever used one bigger problems than being old. Being dead for one.
       
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Irene 5 month s ago
Jehiel #15 Washboards are still being sold for survivalists and musicians. Check out music stores online in the percussian section.
       
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Ansel 5 month s ago
Most of these feel just like yesterday to me. Washboard was also musical instrument!
       
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Mildred 5 month s ago
yes to all.
       
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Aurilla 5 month s ago
I take serious exception to most of these!
You don't have to be old to know 90% of them... You just have to not be a stupid, sheltered [email protected]$$...
And being from freaking buzzfeed... I'm not surprised at all they fit that bill!
       
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Cissy 5 month s ago
Aurilla, wow...you're easily triggered, aren't you? Might want to switch to decaf.
       
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Elsey 5 month s ago
Wow, these pictures really took me back. Thanks Izi.
       
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Dahl 5 month s ago
You guys don't use n. 5 anymore and just mix your potatoes to a glazy mass? We wouldn't eat it. You can look it up, we even use a 'passe-vite' in Belgium and France to make the best mashed potatoes, this is if we have the time to do it, if not we use n. 5. We never mix. Try it, the taste is so much better.
       
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Earnest 5 month s ago
Yeah...I'm too old!!
       
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Matilda 5 month s ago
Velveeta, potato mashers and meat tenderizers are not old relics.
       
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