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Old 11-02-2012, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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We have an electric mixer (that we use) from the early 1950s. My husband has an electric bread toaster that looks like this one.



It belonged to his great aunt, we don't use it, although my understanding is that it is still fully operational.

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We have and use one of these. Ours is form 1912. They always burn the toast a little but, but still it is fun.

We have one of those toasters that slowly sink down when loaded and slowly rise up when done.

We have a waffle iron that I woudl guess is older than the toaster.

If you want to count clothing irons, we have a bunch of them form the later 1700s/ealy 1800s. Not powered, you dump them in a kettle of boiling water and heat them up and then use them to press clothing.

If non-eclecticial devices count, I have quite a few tools form the mid 1800s- through the early 1900s. The coolest one is a nail puller.

I have a clock from 1837. It is mostly made of wood. Even the gears are wood. A clock is a gadget I think.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C.
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im liking these posts more and more
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:26 PM
 
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Not as cool as some of the aforementioned "stuff," but I have a Dell 15.4" Laptop (Model D800) from circa 2002. That heavy, old beast is still running today on its original copy of Windows XP. Frankly, all it would need is a fresh battery. At about 8lbs, that thing is a TANK.

Compare it to another Dell that I bought in 2008... this newer one with Windows Vista just stinks. The laptop's charger doesn't even juice the battery anymore. It's not the charger itself, but rather, the DC power jack (read: little hole on the side of the laptop that you plug your charger into) that burned out. I started researching into this, and apparently, this burn out is a very common problem among Dell consumer laptops from that area. However, there is no official recall from Dell and the only fix is to buy an external charger that requires you to remove the battery from the laptop.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:15 AM
 
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Wow a Walkman? I cant remember the last time I owned one of those.
If I recall this one was purchased in Christmas 1990, even had preset radio stations with a mechanically operated switch. I will tell you one thing, this has the best receiver on it I ever had. The FM DX option would bring anything in.

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Old 11-04-2012, 01:19 AM
 
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My GCE Vectrex is 30 years old now. I bought it after my freshman year of college back in 1982.
I remember those things, didn't it have like a funky line display? Like the old Star Wars game in the arcade?
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I got a Sears brand clock radio for my 12th birthday. Thirty years later it still wakes me up every day.
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C.
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thats great Graycee
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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I remember those things, didn't it have like a funky line display? Like the old Star Wars game in the arcade?
Vector screen like an oscilloscope. Yes.
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Charlotte county, Florida
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A 1950 something Hamilton Beach meat grinder, works great.
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Moulinex food processor-25 yrs
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