Monday, February 10, 2020

25 People Show Things They’ve Been Using for Their Entire Lives, and It Looks Like Nothing Can Wreck Them

Most of us are totally used to the fact that our devices and other things break down almost right after the warranty ends. A popular opinion is that decades ago everything was different and manufacturers only made things that were impossible to break.

Here are 25 things that continue to function properly despite their old age. And it doesn’t look like they will break down any time soon.

1. “This is a 140-year-old pocket watch from the 1880s Ottoman Empire and it still ticks perfectly. It doesn’t even require service.”

2. “My in-laws were brilliant: This is their Le Creuset set that they purchased in 1977.”

3. “Sometimes simpler is better. Here’s my toaster, circa 1930.”

4. “Use it every day, works better than any stove I have ever owned. Only 90 years old — I guess the company was well-named: Reliable.”

5. “Our 100-year-old Singer sewing machine works perfectly.”

6. “My daily shaver is my great-grandfather’s Gillette ‘old type’ ball end DE razor, circa 1920.”

7. “This is my great-great-grandfather’s wallet, and it’s still in daily use.”

8. “My mom and dad got matching North Face down jackets after their wedding, 35 years ago, and they’re still wearing them today.”

9. “Almost 25 years old, countless miles, and they are still okay...”

10. “Here are some linen pants my mom bought in 1978 — I still wear them on a weekly basis!”

11. “Here is my still working 1939 German hairdryer.”

12. WWII hand-crank flashlight.

13.  “My Emerson table fan has been going strong for over 70 years.”

14. “This is my 1940’s KitchenAid Mixer I bought for $5 at a resale shop. I’ve used it 3-4 times a week for 7 years. I’ve also dropped the bowl twice from counter height and it has never even chipped.”

15. “My grandmother still has her WWII Frigidaire Refrigerator, and it still works without a hitch!”

16. “My 97-year-old Waterman 52”

17. “Staplers, you say? Here’s my 1962 Swingline.”

 18. “My grandpa bought this Lionel train in 1952 and I’m the 3rd generation to run it during the Christmas season.”

19. “This hand me down cast iron skillet is about 80 years old and it’s used daily.”

20. “When my grandfather passed away, I inherited his auto creeper. I’m still using it to change my oil after 80 years.”

21. “This is a 117+ year old coffee grinder from Peugeot (yes the car maker).”

22. “This flask is dated 1884. Seems to be in perfect condition inside, and it will likely see some use out on walks this festive season...”

23. “World’s greatest pencil sharpener, circa 1920”

24. “This waffle iron from the 1920s is still working flawlessly.”

25. “This Oxford bookbag is from 1880 or so. My grandpa got it used when he started high school in 1951. It has since been used and enjoyed by my mom, uncle, aunt, and myself, and is still durable.”

It looks like in the past, things were made to last for an eternity. Do you have things that have been in use for several decades?