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My parents gave my wife a Sears Kenmore sewing machine with all kinds of razzle-dazzle stitches for our wedding. This thing was $150 back in 1978. Still works like a charm after 40 years. I think she took it down to a guy in Littleton about 8 years ago for a minor tuneup and that's been it.

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I have a sears Kenmore portable sewing machine that weighs a ton (Getting impossible to deal with my age and health issues). Received it in 1969 for high school graduation gift from parents. Still works great.

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I too have my old Kenmore sewing machine that I got in 1970. I used it so much, the gears wore and I had to use tape to keep them in the position I wanted. And it was so worn, it could not keep the needle in a straight line stitch.

But I loved the sewing machine. I redid the seats on our two two motorcycles, a rain fly for our northface tent and a zillion other items. No wonder it wore out!


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You people and those modern sewiing machines,, my old one izza 1894 ,White- Peerless, that I bought when living in England in 1968. It's American made in Ohio, . It,s a hand cranker type ,, werks fine ,, just too much trouble to use without a second person to crank, while you sew.. ROFL
Now it's just on display on my wall unit.
It's in a hand made wooden portable carry case..

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Still use mom's old rotary egg whipper for those Sunday scrambled eggs. Little bit of rust, but works like a charm and will always treasure it.


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Colt M1911 made in 1918.
Sears Craftsman socket sets I bought in 1980...still have everyone in all 3 sizes, 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2 inch and use them all the time.
Also have (and still use) the Craftsman reciprocating saw I bought at the same time.
An anvil made in 1899.

I have all sorts of old tools and guns that I use on a pretty regular basis. Too many to remember.

My friend, trucker, made in 1947. He's showing some age but still works pretty good. :)

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My friend, trucker, made in 1947. He's showing some age but still works pretty good. :)


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My 1988 Chrysler is my "winter car" She's a cold weather car & fancy 1988 fuel and emissions stuff got replaced with a circa 1977 system. Hesitate to say she runs great- no wood around to knock on.

I've also got some Sunbeam tools & appliances that still run. Can't get blades for the jigsaw, though. It uses the skinny ones like a scroll saw would take.

And, I have an ancient fire extinguisher--the great big ones they used at airports. No idea if it works :-)

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My oldie but goodie is an old waffle iron with a cloth cord. I have a newer iron, but never use it because it doesn't compare to the old one. We just recently removed the plates, and cooked them off in a hot oven..that's why the plates look nasty. That puppy heats evenly and doesn't stick.
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that style of waffle iron makes the BEST grilled cheese sandwiches for dunking in tomato soup!!!!

Mine got to be too dangerous to use but I am still on the lookout for another one.

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My grandma’s cast iron skillet, over 100 years old but in constant use. Same with my enamelware roasters. And I have my Mom’s Singer sewing machine on which I learned to sew in the ‘60s. I got a Bernina about 20 years ago but the Singer still works great.


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