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Old 01-16-2019, 10:11 PM
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Default Your Oldest Working Electrical Appliance

My Sanyo Microwave EM 5602B stop working this week... actually, it still worked but the timer stopped working so it just kept running!
Bought in 1986.
600W Maximum.

Bought a new Panasonic Inverter 1100W.
Oh Boy!

What is your oldest working electrical appliance?
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Old 01-17-2019, 02:45 AM
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My parents were married after WWII. One of the wedding gifts they received was a Toastmaster electric toaster. It is built like a tank.
My mom is pushing 94 (March). She still has the toaster. It still works.
Things built back then, were made to
last. They were also made to be repairable.

Most things now, are throwaways.
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Old 01-17-2019, 05:31 AM
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1935 Grunow Radio that was owned by my Great Grandfather.
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Old 01-17-2019, 05:41 AM
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Cuisinart food processor from 1982. I use it all the time.
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Old 01-17-2019, 06:05 AM
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None are very old.

My Fridge is well over 10 years.

Wait, I have a Waring blender from the 70's.

Yep, sure do and it still works.
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Old 01-17-2019, 06:26 AM
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My component stereo system (which gets little use these days) is from 1988.
Replaced microwave (15 years old) and fridge (22 years old) last year.
Wide-slot toaster is 18 years old!
Flat surface range/stove is 17 years old.
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Old 01-17-2019, 06:26 AM
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I have my grandmother's 1941 Philco radio. It works, but I don't use it often.

Next oldest: a 25 year old hair dryer that we only use when we wash the dog.

Oldest that is in regular use: 10 year old coffee maker.
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Old 01-17-2019, 06:31 AM
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My parents were married after WWII. One of the wedding gifts they received was a Toastmaster electric toaster. It is built like a tank.
My mom is pushing 94 (March). She still has the toaster. It still works.
Things built back then, were made to
last. They were also made to be repairable.

Most things now, are throwaways.

Very cool, I have one as well, was also one of my parents wedding gifts, they got 2, when I took the one I have it was never used, I have had it since the early 80's. It's a tank and just about as heavy, makes perfect toast though.
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Old 01-17-2019, 06:53 AM
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Our cabin could be mistaken for a small museum that specializes in stuff made 1920s - 1970s. The very old electric range is horrible if you are a skilled baker but the aesthetic is so spot on plus the price is right.
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Old 01-17-2019, 06:57 AM
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My house was built in 1961. I bought her in 2001. Remodeled the kitchen in 2002. The original dishwasher, oven and cooktop still worked. My wife, knowing my penchant for not throwing out things that still worked joked "why don't you keep that old dishwasher for your beer brewing stuff?" "Hey that's a great idea" I answered to her dismay. So I used one of the old kitchen cupboards, reinforced the bottom and attached casters, installed the dishwasher with a hardwired extension cord, water supply and drain line. Portable dishwasher. Still works!

I did the same thing with the small 240 VAC oven to use as a spare for Thanksgiving and Christmas cooking. But she got tired of keeping something around that took up that much space for only twice a year. I gave it away.

But the oldest appliance-like thing I have is a 1940's black rotary telephone. Came with my first house in Seattle that we bought in 1989. Wired it up to the land line. Works great! No static, no AC power needed.
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Old 01-17-2019, 08:18 AM
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48 year old Westinghouse electric fry pan.
Unknown Crock-pot 50+ years old
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Old 01-17-2019, 08:27 AM
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WHen we bought our house in 2004, there was an old Magnavox console television in the back room. Previous owner had no desire to move the heavy thing out, I suppose. From the pictures I could find online, it was a mid-70's model. A real piece of furniture

We used it occasionally (I actually went as far as to buy a converter box for it when TV went all digital) but eventually it really just became a shelf to stick stuff on top of. We finally dragged it out to the curb about a year ago, but before we did, I checked to see if it still worked. Of course it did.

It was gone within 15 minutes of putting it outside, I'm sure it's still working in someone's basement somewhere in the neighborhood.
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My mother still has the same Electrolux that she bought from a door to door salesman in 1973. I wish I could say that it sucks, but ...
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When my dad died I inherited the Weller soldering gun we'd used together the whole time I was growing up. Best I can tell, he had had it since about 1960. I think it is a model 8200 but haven't checked.



Those things just keep on going. I remember the burns...

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My Harman Kardon Citation 16 amp circa 1976. Sits in the garage along with my Magnepan MMG speakers waiting for their revival someday when I have a music room.
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