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Posted: 12/9/2003 12:08:47 PM EDT
I just took a look around my apartment and noticed that a god 60% of my stuff was made before the vietnam war. For instance:

I have a 1935 dated Western Electric telephone that I use everyday in my living room.

The TV in my bedroom is a 1954 model Admiral B/W in a hand crafted wooden case. Still works too!

Most of my power tools are 1950's - 1960's B&D, Craftsman, and Skil (toss in a few other comps too) ALL made of aluminum, steel, stainless steel, no plastic eccept for the power switch. Same with handtools.

My stereo is a 1960's vintage tube driven Dynaco. Still can't get better sound on the newer stuff than I can with this IMHO.

I guess I can toss in my MN 91/30 sniper since it was made in 1942

Anybosy else in the same boat?
Link Posted: 12/9/2003 12:15:35 PM EDT
Sounds like somebody's spending a little to much time at "The Good Will"[:)]
Link Posted: 12/9/2003 12:23:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/9/2003 12:26:31 PM EDT by Ragnaroc]
How about driving 1945 duece and a half jimmy's and studebakers at work everyday in the summer? My dump run truck is a 1952 GMC with a 1948 216c.i. engine in it. A couple 100+ year old guns.
Link Posted: 12/9/2003 12:27:44 PM EDT
my grandparents were HUGE antique collectors, their house is still like a damn museum.....hand cut glass, antique furniture, everyday items, railroad lanterns, barber chairs, butter molds, dishes, you name it. if my grandmother ever passes i have no idea what the hell we're gonna do with all the stuff
Link Posted: 12/9/2003 12:45:16 PM EDT
About the only "antiques" I have are 3 machine tools (Atlas 7" shaper, Atlas horizontal bench miller, and a Millwakee die filer ). a 1941 Farmall A tractor, a M-48 mauser ( getting re-barriled, and a MN 91/30 ( 1935 ). Old stuff is great, if you don't have to rely on it every day.[smoke]
Link Posted: 12/9/2003 1:07:18 PM EDT
We live with and use all of our antiques in the B&B. It is a gracious and civilized way to live, we think. [img]http://www.threeoaks-marshall.com/images/DSC00265.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.threeoaks-marshall.com/images/DSC00266.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.threeoaks-marshall.com/images/DSC00267.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.threeoaks-marshall.com/images/IMG_3.jpg[/img] [url]www.threeoaks-marshall.com[/url]
Link Posted: 12/9/2003 1:14:53 PM EDT
I have an 1950's era payphone that I converted to a normal phone USING a 1950's era phone for compatibility. I just got my great aunts foot powered sewing machine. It was her mothers, and has a patent date of 1887. It isn't mint but I have been using it, its still strong as ever. I have other antiques but I don't use them all of the time, they just sit there and look good. BISHOP
Link Posted: 12/9/2003 1:36:08 PM EDT
I have an antique French sword bayonet dated 1855 with a long curved blade that has a dark patina and a brass handle with long metal scabbard, for the French model 1842 muzzle loader. a WWI French "epee" long spike bayonet for the "Lebel" model 1886 rifle circa 1886-1900 a WWI "Ersatz" bayonet circa. 1916 - 1917 a WWI era "Hotchkiss" cannon round picked up off the battlefield. circa 1917 and an old WWI era P08 "Luger" circa 1916
Link Posted: 12/9/2003 6:05:15 PM EDT
No cell phone for me, although it's awfully tempting now with number portability and all. I use three old Western Electric phones (two touchtone, one rotary Trimline with 6-69 stamped on the bottom). I also have a Polaroid 225 from 1968 and a Truetone AM/SW (no FM) radio which proudly boasts "8 Transistors" on the front. I think it dates from the early 50's. It lacks the electronic tuning and other fancy features of my new Grundig, but it pulls in the weak signals better.
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