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Old 11-01-2012, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C.
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For me I have a TI-84 that is 9 yrs old. Love those things. Im 25 so it cant be that old
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Electric or electronic? I have a lovely analog Simpson multimeter from the 1950s that my father used. Kerosene lamps from the 1800s probably don't count.

Most electronics today are 3 year lifespan or less.
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:10 PM
 
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I have one of the first Lava Lamps from the the late 1960s. My G-Ma has an early 1980s microwave (Huge as S%^T) still works great.
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:17 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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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.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C.
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anything that requires electricity counts, wow I love the things you all listed. You guys have the best gadgets.
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:10 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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We have a 1940s tube radio that works fine. I suppose our 1915 Victrola doesn't count as it is a crank model.
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:19 AM
 
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I have a Craftsman Radial Arm saw my Father bought about 1970, third house I've lived in it's helping to renovate. It owes no one anything.

My Grandmother has this really cool toaster, I think she said it was from 50's. When the toast is done it just slowly rises. Looks like brand new like most of her things.

From my own personal stash I have a Sony Walkman.
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C.
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I have a Craftsman Radial Arm saw my Father bought about 1970, third house I've lived in it's helping to renovate. It owes no one anything.

My Grandmother has this really cool toaster, I think she said it was from 50's. When the toast is done it just slowly rises. Looks like brand new like most of her things.

From my own personal stash I have a Sony Walkman.
Wow a Walkman? I cant remember the last time I owned one of those.
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:04 PM
 
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Most electronics today are 3 year lifespan or less.
Perpetuating this myth will not make it true.



I have an iron from the 40's that although I don't use it it works perfectly.

My microwave was bought in 1986 and I use it almost daily. My jaw clenches sometimes when I'm near it but it works great.

I have some stereo gear from the 70's that doesn't see much use but it's still great.

My hand held mixer is from the late 70's, as is my food processor, a coffee pot, and one alarm clock.
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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For me I have a TI-84 that is 9 yrs old. Love those things. Im 25 so it cant be that old
My GCE Vectrex is 30 years old now. I bought it after my freshman year of college back in 1982.



I have an Audio Reflex EQ-1 10-band stereo equalizer that I purchased from Sound of Music in Minnetonka, MN (the store chain is known as Best Buy now ) that still works, but I need to get my old Onkyo receiver repaired before I can use it again.
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