I think that almost every single one of us has at least one of those items that we've been using for ages, and somehow, even after all this time, it still works like an absolute charm. I guess some things are simply built to last a lifetime. Or a few.

There's this popular subreddit with over 872,000 members called BuyItForLife where people post pics and talk about the oldest yet the most durable high-quality things they own and have been using for a really long time. Some of the items shared in this Reddit community have been around for more than 100 years!

Bored Panda has thoroughly scanned the BuyItForLife subreddit and made a list of the most interesting and fascinating items that have withstood the test of time. As always, don't forget to leave a comment and vote for your favorite ones!

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#1

I Thought You Guys Might Like My 1920s-1930s Magic Chef Stove With 6 Burners, 2 Ovens, And A Bread Warmer

I Thought You Guys Might Like My 1920s-1930s Magic Chef Stove With 6 Burners, 2 Ovens, And A Bread Warmer

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Elsabeth
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4 months ago

OMG - that is stunning!!

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#2

Our Singer Sewing Machine, 100 Years Old And Works Perfectly

Our Singer Sewing Machine, 100 Years Old And Works Perfectly

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von Funnyname
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4 months ago

holy diver, this thing is gorgeous

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#3

Oak Chest. Storing Family Shit Since 1682. Lock Still Working

Oak Chest. Storing Family Shit Since 1682. Lock Still Working

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jwashere
Community Member
4 months ago

People don't seem to realize- that Chest is 319 years old.

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#4

Me In My Snoopy Sweater In 1981, My Son In The Same Sweater In 2017, And My Daughter In The Same Sweater In 2020

Me In My Snoopy Sweater In 1981, My Son In The Same Sweater In 2017, And My Daughter In The Same Sweater In 2020

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Ninja Kitty
Community Member
4 months ago

That's a very cool tradition

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#5

Found This Kitchenaid Mixer From The 1970s For $35. New Grease And Paint And It's As Good As New

Found This Kitchenaid Mixer From The 1970s For $35. New Grease And Paint And It's As Good As New

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hideo kline
Community Member
4 months ago

NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Boredzzz
Community Member
4 months ago

That mixer is very likely way better than a new one. New appliances are evidently designed to crash and burn about 3 days after their warranty expires

Something
Community Member
4 months ago

As a society, we have to stop tolerating that. It's destroying the environment far more than plastic straws or long showers.

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Silre
Community Member
4 months ago

My aunt found her's on the side of the road

J. Cole
Community Member
4 months ago

Wow, even painted the keyhole silver

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
4 months ago

They haven't changed :O

Maiun
Community Member
4 months ago

Very nice. I've got my gran's Kenwood Chef from the 60s or 70s which still works fine.

Matthew Smith
Community Member
4 months ago

From the days of when things were made to last.

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Panda-riffic
Community Member
4 months ago

Whoa!!! Great restoration job!! I was gobsmacked at how expensive those mixers are! My Niece wanted one for Christmas and I had to say hell to the no!

Casey B
Community Member
4 months ago

They are worth every penny

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Teresa Simmons
Community Member
4 months ago

Love the color!

Mustn’t eat the mango 🥭
Community Member
4 months ago

Lol I have their sma eon in my house

Fester Sixonesixonethree
Community Member
4 months ago

Reminds me that I always wanted a Kirby vacuum, but couldn't afford one. Picked on up curbside a few months ago - got it refurbished for $150 and it works perfectly. :)

Colin Mochrie At Its Finest
Community Member
4 months ago

Funny how these things havent changed.

Forty-Two
Community Member
4 months ago

lmao I use one of these weekly

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Another Wow!

Laurie Ostergaard-Overbey
Community Member
3 months ago

why on earth did you paint it? it was lovely!

Elizabeth Butler
Community Member
4 months ago

I am still using my Sunbeam mixer from 1963.

CharliAnn Olney
Community Member
4 months ago

They make good stuff!

DANIELLA GREINER
Community Member
4 months ago

my 76 year old mom still has one

DANIELLA GREINER
Community Member
4 months ago

cool

Lynn Merritt
Community Member
4 months ago

I inherited one from my mother-in-law I'm going to paint it too...

Della Bean
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

I have the same one! Works Perfect! It is a Beast. All metal, Heavy and Durable!

Della Bean
Community Member
4 months ago

I have the same one. Works perfect!

shaDoria
Community Member
4 months ago

from the side it looks like a slighty deformed alien holding a bowl xD

Ruth Dyke
Community Member
4 months ago

A+

Lu
Community Member
4 months ago

I can tell it’s better than the ones built nowadays

Jennifer Giantvalley
Community Member
4 months ago

not the same mixer, where is the power hub on the blue one?

Purr·maid
Community Member
4 months ago

Perfect new color for the old thing.

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
4 months ago

Really nice find!!! Congrats!!!

Karen Webb
Community Member
4 months ago

I STILL HAVE MINE- THAT AGE. AND A BLENDER I GOT FOR 21ST BIRTHDAY- I'LL BE 74 IN A FEW MONTHS

Jude Bennett
Community Member
4 months ago

They built things to last back then

Lily Mae Kitty
Community Member
4 months ago

my biz partner has had hers since the 70s and uses it all the time.

Layla Corman
Community Member
4 months ago

That looks just like mine! (It was my mothers). I just dont have the bowl holder attachment.

23AClark
Community Member
4 months ago

Fantastic!!!

Susan Mercurio
Community Member
4 months ago

They built things to last in those days.

Linda HS
Community Member
4 months ago

Those things are made to last

Bored Birgit
Community Member
4 months ago

Great colour, well done!

Rebecca O’Donnell
Community Member
4 months ago

Fabulous!

Casey B
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh lord I used one of those for years at the nursing home where I worked. It took a hell of a beating every day and never gave us a bit of trouble.

Hugh Cookson
Community Member
4 months ago

Worked as a pro Chef for donkeys years and these were amongst the best on the market even back then !! Almost unbreakable.

Student Aaron Cunningham
Community Member
4 months ago

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Trish Briggs
Community Member
4 months ago

Doesn't look like the same machine. Great job.

James F. Wilson Jr.
Community Member
4 months ago

You did well

Matthew Smith
Community Member
4 months ago

In the UK, we have the Kenwood mixer, my Mother had one from the 60's and gave it away at the turn of the century.

Robert Bailey
Community Member
4 months ago

What happened to the circular thing sticking out of the front

Piglet
Community Member
4 months ago

It's still there.

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PjandBolt
Community Member
4 months ago

My grandma has one of these :))

PhantomBuni
Community Member
4 months ago

I have that same model, just in better condition and white

Julianna Whalen
Community Member
4 months ago

I love the blue one

Patty Leaton
Community Member
4 months ago

awesome

Fred and George Weasley
Community Member
4 months ago

so you travelled back in time?

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#6

Oxford Bookbag From 1880 Or So. My Grandpa Got It Used When He Started High School In 1951. It Has Since Been Used And Enjoyed By My Mom, Uncle, Aunt And Myself And Is Still Durable

Oxford Bookbag From 1880 Or So. My Grandpa Got It Used When He Started High School In 1951. It Has Since Been Used And Enjoyed By My Mom, Uncle, Aunt And Myself And Is Still Durable

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Ninja Kitty
Community Member
4 months ago

Talk about long-lasting, thats awesome.

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#7

About 80 Years Old. Hand-Me-Down Cast Iron Skillet, Used Daily

About 80 Years Old. Hand-Me-Down Cast Iron Skillet, Used Daily

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
4 months ago

It's in perfect condition.

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#8

Grandmother Still Has Her WWII Frigidaire Refrigerator, Still Works Without A Hitch!

Grandmother Still Has Her WWII Frigidaire Refrigerator, Still Works Without A Hitch!

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Nela Rothenbach
Community Member
4 months ago

And uses as much energy as a small town

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#9

World's Oldest Pairs Of Levi's Jeans Found In A Goldmine 136 Years Later

World's Oldest Pairs Of Levi's Jeans Found In A Goldmine 136 Years Later

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J Rob
Community Member
4 months ago

Check out the suspender buttons!

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#10

Kids Played The Most With This 25-Year-Old Toy Despite All The Gifts They Got

Kids Played The Most With This 25-Year-Old Toy Despite All The Gifts They Got

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J Rob
Community Member
4 months ago

This brings back memories. The car would go in at the bottom, turn the handle, it would go to the top and then shoot down the ramp. What fun!

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#11

My 97-Year-Old Waterman 52

My 97-Year-Old Waterman 52

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Ninja Kitty
Community Member
4 months ago

Woah! My grandpa Has one of those- I've been tempted to touch it so many times....

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#12

My In-Laws Were Brilliant: Le Creuset, Purchased 1977

My In-Laws Were Brilliant: Le Creuset, Purchased 1977

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
4 months ago

That's a great set and it looks almost new.

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#13

For Christmas, My Grandpa Gave Me The Sheepskin Coat He Wore In His 20s. He Is 70 Now! Still In Mint Condition :)

For Christmas, My Grandpa Gave Me The Sheepskin Coat He Wore In His 20s. He Is 70 Now! Still In Mint Condition :)

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jwashere
Community Member
4 months ago

Looks like something I'd crawl into bed with

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#14

Stanley Thermos Used Every Day From 1970 To 2018

Stanley Thermos Used Every Day From 1970 To 2018

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Bird Mom
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4 months ago

SO would have lost it by then!

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#15

Herman Miller Eames Lounge Chair And Ottoman. Passed Down From My Late Grandfather. Circa 1960s

Herman Miller Eames Lounge Chair And Ottoman. Passed Down From My Late Grandfather. Circa 1960s

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Ninja Kitty
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

If this chair is still able to be sat in without braking, You already know I'm going to be spinning around in it-

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#16

My Grandfather's Grandfather's Pocket Watch, Which Made It Through Ww1, And Still Works!

My Grandfather's Grandfather's Pocket Watch, Which Made It Through Ww1, And Still Works!

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von Funnyname
Community Member
4 months ago

there's a Pulp Fiction reference in here somewhere...

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#17

My Girlfriend's 1950s Frigidaire Stove (Which Is Replacing A Far Newer And Much Harder To Fix Stove)

My Girlfriend's 1950s Frigidaire Stove (Which Is Replacing A Far Newer And Much Harder To Fix Stove)

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Suzy the observer
Community Member
4 months ago

The heat will warm up the content of the cat litter. Yummy.

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#18

Here Is My 1958 Rolleiflex Camera That Was Passed Down To Me. It Still Works Perfectly And Takes Beautiful Images

Here Is My 1958 Rolleiflex Camera That Was Passed Down To Me. It Still Works Perfectly And Takes Beautiful Images

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Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
4 months ago

Wait, 6x6 film is still available? O_O

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#19

My Car Turned 30 Today And Rolled Over 247,000 Miles. KBB Says It’s Worth No More Than $1,318 ($250 On A Trade-In). Guess I May As Well Keep It

My Car Turned 30 Today And Rolled Over 247,000 Miles. KBB Says It’s Worth No More Than $1,318 ($250 On A Trade-In). Guess I May As Well Keep It

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Arieke
Community Member
4 months ago

That's almost 400k in kilometers. Impressive.

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#20

Original Game Boy Still Works Like A Charm

Original Game Boy Still Works Like A Charm

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Avery S Alberico
Community Member
4 months ago

I want one, because I was born in the early 2000s and wanna play it!

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#21

My Mom And Dad Got Matching North Face Down Jackets After Their Wedding 35 Years Ago. Still Being Worn Today. Now That My Dad Won’t Be Wearing His Anymore, It’s Up To Me To Make Sure It Continues To Get Used

My Mom And Dad Got Matching North Face Down Jackets After Their Wedding 35 Years Ago. Still Being Worn Today. Now That My Dad Won’t Be Wearing His Anymore, It’s Up To Me To Make Sure It Continues To Get Used

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Avery S Alberico
Community Member
4 months ago

dang onion ninjas

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#22

Going On Twenty Years. (Sorel)

Going On Twenty Years. (Sorel)

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John and Brandy Keippala
Community Member
4 months ago

Wow!!!! I'm always looking for good winter boots. Mine have so many layers of boot glue that they are hardly boots anymore!

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#23

My Jewish Great-Grandparents Used This Travelling Case When They Moved From Izmir, Ottoman Empire To Argentina In 1910. Still Functional

My Jewish Great-Grandparents Used This Travelling Case When They Moved From Izmir, Ottoman Empire To Argentina In 1910. Still Functional

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Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
4 months ago

Needs a restoration :D

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#24

My Mom Surprised My Son And Brought One Of My Favorite Toys From My Childhood. It's Probably About 25 Years Old And He's Already Been Using It Daily - Just As I Did. Thanks Mom

My Mom Surprised My Son And Brought One Of My Favorite Toys From My Childhood. It's Probably About 25 Years Old And He's Already Been Using It Daily - Just As I Did. Thanks Mom

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tomruns12
Community Member
4 months ago

I wanted one of those.

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#25

Picked Up This Basset Bedroom Set From The Original Owners. Around 60 Years Old. Ready For Another Lifetime Of Use

Picked Up This Basset Bedroom Set From The Original Owners. Around 60 Years Old. Ready For Another Lifetime Of Use

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Layka Grant
Community Member
4 months ago

i have a bedroom set that i use to this day that is about 130 years

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#26

This 117+-Year-Old Coffee Grinder From Peugeot (Yes, The Car Maker)

This 117+-Year-Old Coffee Grinder From Peugeot (Yes, The Car Maker)

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Cathelijne Van
Community Member
4 months ago

Peugeot makes very good pepper grinders too...

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#27

Sure, You May Lose A Finger, But My Emerson Table Fan Has Been Going Strong For Over 70 Years

Sure, You May Lose A Finger, But My Emerson Table Fan Has Been Going Strong For Over 70 Years

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Marla Moops
Community Member
4 months ago

I have a couple of these tanks! For real they don't know how to quit!

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#28

Vintage Farmhouse (Cast Iron) Sink Is Around 100 Years Old And Still Looks Great - Just Got Refinished Last Week!

Vintage Farmhouse (Cast Iron) Sink Is Around 100 Years Old And Still Looks Great - Just Got Refinished Last Week!

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Marlowe Fitzpatrik
Community Member
4 months ago

Such a beautiful kitchen-setup!

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#29

LEGO, My LEGO Being Played With Again 40 Years Later...

LEGO, My LEGO Being Played With Again 40 Years Later...

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
4 months ago

Lego doesn't get old.

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#30

When My Grandfather Passed Away, I Inherited His Auto Crawler. Still Using It To Change My Oil After 80 Years. (X-Post)

When My Grandfather Passed Away, I Inherited His Auto Crawler. Still Using It To Change My Oil After 80 Years. (X-Post)

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hideo kline
Community Member
4 months ago

Nice

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#31

My "New" 60-Year-Old Swiss Army Salt And Pepper Backpack

My "New" 60-Year-Old Swiss Army Salt And Pepper Backpack

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Lucid Dreamer
Community Member
4 months ago

You could carry a lot of salt and pepper in that.

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#32

My Grandpa's Razor I Inherited, Used To Shave With Him (W/Out Razor In) When Little. 25ish Yrs Later I'm Here, Cleaned It Up And Threw New Razor In. 1940's Gold Plated De

My Grandpa's Razor I Inherited, Used To Shave With Him (W/Out Razor In) When Little. 25ish Yrs Later I'm Here, Cleaned It Up And Threw New Razor In. 1940's Gold Plated De

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madi6320 madi6320
Community Member
4 months ago

GOLD 🤑

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#33

Waffle Iron From The 1920s Still Working Flawlessly

Waffle Iron From The 1920s Still Working Flawlessly

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jwashere
Community Member
4 months ago

Geez! That's a nice waffle iron on it's own

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#34

My Pocket Compass Is Engraved “Eng. Dept. U.s.a. 1918”. Wish I Had Paid More Attention Who Had Owned These Things When My Parents Passed Them On To Me. It’s Too Late To Ask Them Now. But The Compass Still Points To Magnetic North After 99 Years!

My Pocket Compass Is Engraved “Eng. Dept. U.s.a. 1918”. Wish I Had Paid More Attention Who Had Owned These Things When My Parents Passed Them On To Me. It’s Too Late To Ask Them Now. But The Compass Still Points To Magnetic North After 99 Years!

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Zoe's Mom
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4 months ago

From the looks of the design, looks art deco.

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#35

Still Sporting My Dad's Coleman Classic Tent From '70s. No Leaks, And Doesn't Require A Rain Fly. All Original Poles In Tact After 44 Years

Still Sporting My Dad's Coleman Classic Tent From '70s. No Leaks, And Doesn't Require A Rain Fly. All Original Poles In Tact After 44 Years

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Rose Lazarus
Community Member
4 months ago

Damn! Well done! & Happy Camping (I'm totally jealous) ! ! !

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#36

My Sheaffer Reminder Ballpoint Pen. This Has Been In My Pocket Every Weekday For The Last 15 Years. It Used To Belong To My Grandfather. I Know He Used It Because The Brass Was Already Starting To Wear Through When I Got It. They Still Make The Refills For It

My Sheaffer Reminder Ballpoint Pen. This Has Been In My Pocket Every Weekday For The Last 15 Years. It Used To Belong To My Grandfather. I Know He Used It Because The Brass Was Already Starting To Wear Through When I Got It. They Still Make The Refills For It

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Naruto Fan
Community Member
4 months ago

Tribute to your grandfather👌👌✒️🖊

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#37

This Used To Wake Me Up For School In The 5th Grade. I'm 39 Now

This Used To Wake Me Up For School In The 5th Grade. I'm 39 Now

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jwashere
Community Member
4 months ago

That's cool! I'd rather have that than a new one. Very retro!

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#38

My 1974 Sansui 881, She's 43 Years Old This Month

My 1974 Sansui 881, She's 43 Years Old This Month

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M O'Connell
Community Member
4 months ago

$25 worth of caps and she'll go another 43.

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#39

30 Years Ago, I Received This As A Gift From My Grandparents. Today, I Get To Pass It On To My Son

30 Years Ago, I Received This As A Gift From My Grandparents. Today, I Get To Pass It On To My Son

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hideo kline
Community Member
4 months ago

That is cool

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#40

My WW2-Era Tabletop GE Fan

My WW2-Era Tabletop GE Fan

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jwashere
Community Member
4 months ago

I saw something like that at a yard sale once, not sure if it's the same model, but I regret not buying it!

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#41

Just Been Gifted My Parents' Le Creuset Saucepan Set. They Got It As A Wedding Gift 40 Years Ago. Has Had Everyday Use Since

Just Been Gifted My Parents' Le Creuset Saucepan Set. They Got It As A Wedding Gift 40 Years Ago. Has Had Everyday Use Since

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Your Cousin Vinny
Community Member
4 months ago

So you can gift this set to your children, as a suggestion only, research how to maintain the wooden handles. The bottom of the handles on the two pans on the right are burnt and may need attention to prevent future problems. Also, adding some type of moisturizer would prolong their life. That being said, it's a fantastic set that I would treasure!!

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#42

My 1969 Raleigh Sports Bicycle, Still Widely Available Used, Will Last Forever With Minimal Care. I Ride Mine Regularly And Have Owned It For Over Ten Years

My 1969 Raleigh Sports Bicycle, Still Widely Available Used, Will Last Forever With Minimal Care. I Ride Mine Regularly And Have Owned It For Over Ten Years

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jwashere
Community Member
4 months ago

My grandpa has the exact model!

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#43

1976 Scrabble Board With Raised Grid-Lines And Rotating Base. Still Has All The Pieces!

1976 Scrabble Board With Raised Grid-Lines And Rotating Base. Still Has All The Pieces!

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Mad Mar
Community Member
4 months ago

Got the same at my moms.

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#44

My Inlaws’ Pyrex Bowls That My Wife Grew Up With. Wedding Present From 1970. The Only Thing She Asked For When Her Parents Asked Her What She Wanted From Their Estate. One Used To Be Pink. Used Daily

My Inlaws’ Pyrex Bowls That My Wife Grew Up With. Wedding Present From 1970. The Only Thing She Asked For When Her Parents Asked Her What She Wanted From Their Estate. One Used To Be Pink. Used Daily

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Anime SImp
Community Member
4 months ago

my mom bought a set at the thrift store the other day, she only found 2 of them

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#45

My Old Car Toy [sachs] Survived 7 Kids And Still Rolling After 35 Years...

My Old Car Toy [sachs] Survived 7 Kids And Still Rolling After 35 Years...

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madi6320 madi6320
Community Member
4 months ago

Want one. 🤑

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#46

A Camera My Grandpa Bought For 100 Dollars In 1953, Today It Would Have Cost Almost 2000 Dollars

A Camera My Grandpa Bought For 100 Dollars In 1953, Today It Would Have Cost Almost 2000 Dollars

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Random Person
Community Member
4 months ago

Actually this is not too crazy because 100 dollars from 1953 adjusted for inflation is worth 1,939 dollars today.

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#47

Buy It For Several Lives, My Great Grandfather's Desk From 1922

Buy It For Several Lives, My Great Grandfather's Desk From 1922

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Average Grizzlies Fan
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

I thought he was talking about the computer being from 1922 for a second

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#48

USSR-Made Stopwatch; Still In Daily Use At My Physiology Lab

USSR-Made Stopwatch; Still In Daily Use At My Physiology Lab

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James F. Wilson Jr.
Community Member
4 months ago

What year ?

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#49

My Super Nintendo Still Going Strong 27 Years Later

My Super Nintendo Still Going Strong 27 Years Later

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jwashere
Community Member
4 months ago

My school has one of those- apparently some kid brought it in to the school once and got it taken away and then never picked it back up at the end of the day. We get to use it on special occasions.

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#50

This Duffle Bag That Came With The Nintendo 64 My Parents Got Me For Christmas ‘95. A Little Dinged Up But Very Intact. Still One Of My Main Travel Bags

This Duffle Bag That Came With The Nintendo 64 My Parents Got Me For Christmas ‘95. A Little Dinged Up But Very Intact. Still One Of My Main Travel Bags

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jwashere
Community Member
4 months ago

Once again, nice bag.

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