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Old 11-05-2012, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Windham County, VT
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Have an alarm clock (digital w/cord) from over 25 yrs. ago (remember where I lived when I bought it, that's how I know it must be older than_). The alarm function quit working only a couple years back, but I still keep it as display for current time.

Also have a lava lamp, but no idea of its age, because I got it second-hand (no markings on it to identify anything about it). Have a black-light (18" fixture/tube) from about 20 yrs. ago & it still works-in part, because I've used it very sparingly/infrequently. Which reminds me, I have a brass "tent-shade" lamp (requires oblong bulb installed sideways) which is from same vintage as the digital clock, and it still works.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:40 PM
 
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I have an electric drill I got from my dad. I'm a few months away from 60 years old and I remember that drill being one of his tools for as long as I can remember. Has to be late 40's date of manufacture. As for electronics. I have a NAD 7400 receiver that I bought @ 1976 I think. Beautiful sounding reciever that I use almost daily.
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Kanada (*v*)
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Robout Coupe...Cuisine Art Food Processor since 35 years.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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An avocado green hand mixer that I received as a wedding gift in 1975. That it still works only shows my utter lack of baking skills.

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Old 12-02-2012, 12:10 PM
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Location: Floyd Co, VA
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I have a Sony clock radio that I bought to take to college in 1968. The only reason it is in a guest bedroom and not my room is that my old eyes can no longer read the small analog clock in the dark. I need big red numbers now.

I still watch my JVC 27" CRT TV that I got in Jan 1989 although I admit I'd like to get something newer/bigger but most likely will wait for this one to die.

In my last house, which I sold in 2005 the Sear Gas hot water heater dated from 1954 and was great, plenty of really hot water and pretty cheap to run too.
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Diaspora
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I have a Micronta (Radio Shack) VoxClock that says made in Japan that still works. Its date code is 1977.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:31 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I have a radio from the 60s. It is starting to die though.
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:11 AM
 
Location: USA
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It is quite interesting to know about the old electronic appliances. I have our old radio which is still, tuned to same station. It still has a better sound quality than even the best of the old tape recorders. I have SM1786 snooze light radio set.
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