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Oldest appliances owned by posters?

Discussion in 'Whatnots' started by Orkrist the Cleaver, Aug 10, 2001.

  1. Orkrist the Cleaver Gems: 13/31
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    [​IMG] Here is a ridiculous question...what is your oldest appliance that still works? I ask because I have a fridge from the 40s or 50s that still works great, plus it looks totally cool. I recently bought a new gasket for the door as the old one wore away and I had to order away for it and so forth. People at the store were like, you have a what? Its a Philco. The company isn't around anymore, but the appliances are!
     
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    [​IMG] I have a really cool toaster from the 60's.
    It looks really awsome!
     
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    I have me from the sixties and I almost still work properly.
     
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    I have a working BETA machine... One of those really old top loading ones.
     
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    i have an iron from the 70s, although by now its moldy and rusty.. heh
     
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    I have an old vacume tube volt meter. Not shure when it was made but still woks perfectly.
     
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    Ok not really an appliance but.. we went to fix our toilet last week and found out the bloody thing was made in 1933!!!

    My god that is older then me and hubby combined!
     
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    The refrigerator in my basement is 60 years old!!!
     
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    I have an old refridgerator too, but it's not in use...no idea if it works or not. We moved into my current residence several years ago, buying the house from an empty nest couple. They left for a smaller house and didn't bother moving half their stuff. :p

    Their ancient relics include bright orange shag carpeting(3 inches deep...we pulled it up, then burned it), a speckled brown and orange shag carpeting(still in use...no hardwood floors beneath this one :mad: ), and a glorious archaic electric stove/oven. The oven portion opens vertically, with a spaceship-like hissing. :p

    [This message has been edited by The Deviant Mage (edited August 10, 2001).]
     
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    [​IMG] I have some elektric tools from my grandpa in the attic. A drill and a circular saw from the 50's are still moving when switched but working with them.. i think i better keep my fingers.
     
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    I feel I might get yelled at if I say "8-track player".

    How about an iron from the 1840s. It's that kind where you have to set it on top of a wood stove in order to heat it. I don't use it.

    Oh! Here we go! A TI series all in one computer! With four colors! And cool games like Pac-Man and Alien Invasion!
     
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    50+ year old Jig saw. Still works I use it to make wood crafts.
     
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    [​IMG] The tv in my room its from the 60's my dad had it when he was a kid.
     
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    The oldest working appliance in my house is a Colt 1911A 45. cal. pistol
     
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    [​IMG] Eeh my 5 year old tv.

    [This message has been edited by Tasohan (edited August 13, 2001).]
     
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    Back at my folks' house, we have a Maytag washer that's over 20 years old. Still works just fine.
     
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    There's a rifle hanging on the wall downstairs. Think it's over 100 years old. Doesn't work however :(.

    Our washing machine is an AEG Turnamat. Think it's from the 60s or 70s. It works fine.

    [This message has been edited by Mollusken (edited August 18, 2001).]
     
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    Well, if we're talking guns here, i have my grandpa's mauser (with a bayonet of course)
    from WWII hanging on my wall.
     
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    My tv is about 16, maybe 17 years old, I don't remember exactly. It is a Mitsubishiand, it has 16 channels and it is still working as well as it was completely new.

    [This message has been edited by Silverblade (edited August 18, 2001).]
     
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    [​IMG] Oh yeah, I forgot. I also have an old fan from the 40s. It still works, but only in one speed. It has large openings in the metal fan cover. I was moving it one day while it was on (its pretty small, but heavy) and it chopped into my thumb and left a scar! My cat poked his tail in it, too, and took a bit of a strike. I see why they don't make fans like that anymore...
     
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