CS #704 - Your favorite old things which still work

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Show us your favorite things which are well past a normal lifetime but still give good service.

The usual rules apply: post only pictures made between midnight tonight July 1 your local time, and midnight next Wednesday July 8th.

Here are a couple of examples.

1. Taylor Stormoguide barometer c.a. 1927
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2. McIntosh C-26 stereo preamplifier from 1973
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I look forward to seeing your old stuff!
 
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Amana upright freezer.
(Purchased 50 years ago this summer, has run continuously since)

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Wheel Horse lawn and garden tractor
(Purchased new in Spring of 1988, I mowed my back lot with it this morning)

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In fact, that Wheel Horse tractor has never been in a shop and still runs like a top at 32 years of age.
 
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Not sure how old this clock is because it was owned by my parents. It is at least 60 or more years old. It was not working so I took it apart and cleaned and oiled it last year and it has been working great ever since.
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My ex and I purchased this around 1978, and it's really about the only thing that I have been able to keep throughout the intervening years ... in spite of numerous moves, a divorce, etc. When I bought it, I was told it was a Junghaus from Germany and was built in the late 1890's-early 1900's. It's been to a master clockmaker here in town once for service about 15 years ago. I can't take it back for a refresh since that guy must have passed away and there are no such shops left in town!! It still keeps accurate time, as long as I remember to wind it once a week or so!!
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Cheers!!

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I built this step stool in woodshop class when I was in the seventh grade. I gave it to my parents and they used it for the rest of their lives. I re-acquired it when they died and have had it ever since. Being that I am 86 years old today that makes this a pretty old step stool.
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I'm not sure whether this qualifies for providing service past its normal time, but it's quite old and provides my wife and me enjoyment every day.

It's a signed image made under extraordinarily difficult circumstances just 19 years after the generally recognized birth of photography. The 16" x 20" albumen silver print was made from a glass plate negative of the same size coated with wet collodion at the time of capture and development. Photographer Francis Frith titled it Pyramids of Dahshur from the Southwest 1858.


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I built this step stool in woodshop class when I was in the seventh grade. I gave it to my parents and they used it for the rest of their lives. I re-acquired it when they died and have had it ever since. Being that I am 86 years old today that makes this a pretty old step stool. View attachment 1664848

That looks like a very well-made stool. And indeed it must be to have survived this long.

And Happy Birthday!
 
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My ex and I purchased this around 1978, and it's really about the only thing that I have been able to keep throughout the intervening years ... in spite of numerous moves, a divorce, etc. When I bought it, I was told it was a Junghaus from Germany and was built in the late 1890's-early 1900's. It's been to a master clockmaker here in town once for service about 15 years ago. I can't take it back for a refresh since that guy must have passed away and there are no such shops left in town!! It still keeps accurate time, as long as I remember to wind it once a week or so!!
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Cheers!!

Ken
That clock really doesn't look that old.
 
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I'm not sure whether this qualifies for providing service past its normal time, but it's quite old and provides my wife and me enjoyment every day.

It's a signed image made under extraordinarily difficult circumstances just 19 years after the generally recognized birth of photography. The 16" x 20" albumen silver print was made from a glass plate negative of the same size coated with wet collodion at the time of capture and development. Photographer Francis Frith titled it Pyramids of Dahshur from the Southwest 1858.


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An historic photograph for sure!
 
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Bought this Lapis stone 45 years ago in Herat, and then had a ring made for it in Agra.
Still fashionable.
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