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What is the oldest thing you own?

Discussion in 'Movies, Music & Television' started by Kalinychta, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. Rectify

    Rectify Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    It is a long time ago compared to the 2010s. But 1960 was just yesterday compared to the 1800's.
     
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    It interests me how differently people think ,if I had thought comparatively I would’ve quoted the Bible .I’m more autistic than I think I am
     
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    It is interesting the different takes people have on things, you're right. But it also depends on the parameters of a given conversation.
    The question here was about old things that we have in our homes. Some people mentioned fossils and stuff - really old - but I don't think I have things like that. The things I have are not as old.
    Also, I was responding to the original post which did mention a couple of items from the 1960s and 70s. Including a typewriter :) ... and that caught my attention. :p
     
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    Not really, at least not in the cultural context of the mountain towns. The pumice is in really hard to reach areas, people have to hike long distances and bring the rocks back in backpacks. And then much of it is packaged and sold in the tourist trap stores along the freeway. The only way the mountain people have to make money is by selling stuff to tourists, so they really don't care as long as it helps support the economy. It's like Alaska-locals do what they have to to survive. But they choose that life. The pumice from the most sacred areas doesn't make it to the kitsch shops on the freeway, of course.
     
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    Thanks for the interesting back story to this. We all end up making adjustments to get by, I guess. I could make a 'between a rock and a hard place' quip. But I won't. :)
     
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    I have a few photos that date back to the 1800's, I collect them, they aren't from my family archive... I will purchas photos from any years up to the 1970's, I don't typically buy photos newer than that...
     
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    tlc The Mackinac Bridge and U.P. is my happy place.

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    A bass amp and a couple Hammond organs from the 1960s.

    I don't own them but I have my grandpa's war medals from the 1940s.
     
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    Fossils that haven't been carbon dated, but, being fossils they are old.
    Petrified wood, bones, a megaladon tooth, indian arrow heads from a cave in Missouri.
    But, the meteorites I would think are the oldest.

    Man made would probably be my Great Grandmother's ring. Gold so pure it is pretty easy to bend
    and never tarnishes. Would be from the 1800's.
     
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    I have a lot of fossils.
     
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    grimmy The lights are on but no one's home..

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    An English WWII Bayonet I dug it up in a garden doing ground works at an old property that was being refurbed.
     
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    My wife likes to replace things when they get old, so I am the oldest thing in our house. I really hope that she doesn't have any plans to replace me.
     
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    my 3rd Playstation 2 that i had since 2010.
     
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    Pebbles. I have taken some pebbles from the beach acrossthe road from my flat to use as ballast and drainage in plant pots in my front garden. I don't know their exact age but rocks are old. :)
     
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    A customized, 1982 Schwinn Sidewinder (26").
     
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    An 1852 British Gothic Florin. Probably rated as "very poor condition"...:oops:
     
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    A few fossils I got in gift shops and through the Geoscience program at my high school (including an echinoderm (sea urchin, most likely) spine I found myself and several little fossilized clams I drilled out of rocks). I don't know the exact age of any of them, but they're probably pretty darn old.
     
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    I still have a baby tooth, that's really ancient!
     
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    An Electrolux XXX canister vacuum -- the serial number indicates it is from 1950, and it still works with most of the OEM parts.
     
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    I just remembered, my house. My basement has old newspaper [as wallpaper?] dating to 1895.
     
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