Every home probably has something that appeared in the family so long ago that no one remembers when it happened. And it’s likely that it’s still working, despite its age. For example, one of the characters of our article has a working fan that was manufactured in the first half of the last century.
Bright Side dove into the world of family heirlooms and everyday things that seem to never stop working.
“I bought a pair of Timberland Pro boots. They turned out to be too small and their customer service offered to replace them with a bigger size for free. This is what came in the mail.”
“This used to wake me up for school in the 5th grade. I’m 39 now.”
“This rice maker was a gift for our wedding. Just had our 25th anniversary, and it is still going strong… we use it 2-3 times a week.”
“Original Game Boy, still works like a charm.”
“This oak chest has been with my family since 1682. The lock is still working.”
“Bought this 1967 camera for fun, for about $15. Works surprisingly well. Beautiful colors.”
“I have been wearing these boots for 20 years.”
“My grandma got this carpet sweep in the early 1960s. She gave it to me when I moved into my first apartment. I love this thing, it works like a charm.”
“Sure, it’s not totally safe, but my table fan has been going strong for over 70 years.”
“You guys might like my 1920s-1930s stove with 6 burners, 2 ovens, and a bread warmer.”
“This mixer has been going strong since the 1970s.”
“My Gillette adjustable safety razor. Likely from the 1960s or earlier. 10 pack of blades costs about $2 USD. Shaves smoother than any other razor I’ve ever tried.”
“This kitchen stove was made in the 1920s. It requires some minor TLC tasks, otherwise works great and will be great for baking!”
“This pasta machine from 1964 still looks like new.”
“Trek bicycle I purchased in 1998. It’s been through hell and still going strong.”
“30 years I’ve had this beauty. She has a lot of miles on her. It will be a sad day when she stops working.”
“My dad still uses my grandpa’s radial saw from 1957 (I think). It’s installed on a workbench that my grandpa made as well.”
“1972 Matchbox Super King, played with this endlessly as a child, my children have played with it, and now they have outgrown it. I will be packing it away for the next generation to play with.”
“30 years ago, I received this as a gift from my grandparents. Today, I get to pass it on to my son.”
“My great grandfather’s desk from 1922 that I am still using”
“The only thing that survived my great grandma’s house fire in the 1920s is still used regularly in my parents’ kitchen.”
Do you have any buy-it-for-life things in your home? Please do tell us their life story!