Many people have at least a few old gadgets lying around in their homes but the thought of throwing it away sometimes is just too emotionally heavy. Even though modern technology is rapidly evolving and can offer us things that a few decades ago were simply unimaginable, sometimes you just can't resist the good old nostalgia. Even when those damn gadgets have gone out of order ages ago. And we still don't seem to be able to let go of them.

But let's get real for a sec—if you've got some old tech that no longer works piling up in your home, you should definitely get rid of it. Seriously, recycle it. It's not that hard—just go to your nearest electronics recycling point (and don't forget to bring your goods along with you). You're gonna declutter your home while at the same time helping the environment—two birds with one stone!

And now let's take a moment to talk about those old gadgets that STILL WORK and don't seem to stop anytime soon, even after all these years. Yes, the true MVPs. Twitter user Zoe Kleinman recently asked her followers to tell her about their oldest functioning gadgets and got some pretty interesting answers. We invite you to have a look through some of these old devices people are still using today. Spoiler alert—some of these gadgets are more than 50 years old!

More info: twitter.com

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MsM
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5 months ago

That's really cool looking

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#2

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Rose the Cook
Community Member
5 months ago

Now that is a treasure.

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Daria B
Community Member
5 months ago

Bring on the downvotes, but I'm not sure how great of an idea this is. Modern technology was built in accordance to regulations regarding environment protection and overall consumer safety. But, then again, our parents and grandparents survived, so I guess it isn't that bad. Just be cautious.

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Peter Bear
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5 months ago

Oh jeez, we had that exact microwave when I was growing up! I'd completely forgotten about it until I saw that pic, and bam! Instant flashbacks!

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#5

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Becklass
Community Member
5 months ago

Awe, the phones lasted as long as the relationship...sweet

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Aubrey
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5 months ago

never even knew this existed till now

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#7

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ForkNBeans
Community Member
5 months ago

AGA.....my dream stove

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#8

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MsM
Community Member
5 months ago

Those were awesome. Had a couple myself back in the day.

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MRS FLASHMAN
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5 months ago

Had one..oh, the memories.

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#10

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Emily Barnes
Community Member
5 months ago

That looks really cool

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#11

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Dalek Bunny
Community Member
5 months ago

Gosh wow, and it's still working

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#12

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MsM
Community Member
5 months ago

I had one similar to the one on the right in the late 80's.

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Liam Walsh
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5 months ago

I remember playing Fireman, Fireman in English lessons! The teacher was slightly deaf - she knew something was making a noise but not who or where it was coming from.

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Steve
Community Member
5 months ago

I'll take your Atari 2600 and raise you my Sears Pong (1975)

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Lindy Mac
Community Member
5 months ago

I think it's tubes not valves... but you say tomayto...I say tomahto....whatever,eh?

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veronica bingham
Community Member
5 months ago

Had one of these but it was stolen when l was sleeping...don't ask lol

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#17

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Jane Alexander
Community Member
5 months ago

It counts way better than '80 s games.

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#18

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Amsterdude
Community Member
5 months ago

But can you install Pokémon?

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#19

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Rose the Cook
Community Member
5 months ago

These were built to last. My 1972 model is still going strong despite very heavy use.

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MsM
Community Member
5 months ago

YES! Hours of fun on those bad boys!

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#21

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AzKhaleesi
Community Member
5 months ago

I had that same one but mine was brown wow

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#22

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Peter Bear
Community Member
5 months ago

I think my dad has this exact same radio, or one very similar at least. Lighter wood finish at any rate. And it still works too!

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M O'Connell
Community Member
5 months ago

I hate to break it to ya... that handle medallion style (with the Disston crest within a circle of stars accompanied by the full text "H. DISSTON & SONS PHILADA") didn't come into use until 1896, and the text was abbreviated further in 1917, so that dates this saw to that particular period.

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#24

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Lindy Mac
Community Member
5 months ago

Third class 32 oz of white flour....First class 6 oz of cocoa!

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#25

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MsM
Community Member
5 months ago

I remember those!

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#26

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JessG
Community Member
5 months ago

Never heard of this one

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#27

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Collin Edward
Community Member
5 months ago

So cool!

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#28

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Dave Chapman
Community Member
5 months ago

Did you own an electronics sales or repair business at one time?

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#29

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Dave Chapman
Community Member
5 months ago

Does the Nuclear Power Plant required to run it come with...

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margaret steward
Community Member
5 months ago

I have exactly the same one. 50 years old and still working perfectly and in use daily.

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