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Old 07-21-2009, 08:40 PM
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A news article about Britain's oldest working TV set brought forth reader comments about old electronics and other consumer products they had that still worked. (Caution: Somewhat boring video included.)

See: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8159406.stm?ls

One reader said that he had an old pocket TV that he still used. That would be impossible in the United States, since analog channels have been by and large eliminated.

I'm not sure if this is the case yet in Canada; I suspect not.

Anyway, my old Casio pocket TV is now totally and completely retro -- and unusable, besides. It's my second handheld color TV. Not as good as the first one I had, which was lost and, wherever it is, is likewise unusable.

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Old 07-21-2009, 08:45 PM
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I really like this as a topic.

Sadly, I'm a smuck when it comes to things like this...I have clothes from college (and, I'm 50) but when it comes to electronics, I've always been an early adapter and a "gifter"....so, when I buy the new thing (and, I always do) I gift my older thing to a friend.

Though..I am using a 9 year old computer....positively ancient in terms of computers, but it's not like the new ones read your mind or anything....keyboards and mice are still in vogue.
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I really like this as a topic.

Sadly, I'm a smuck when it comes to things like this...I have clothes from college (and, I'm 50) but when it comes to electronics, I've always been an early adapter and a "gifter"....so, when I buy the new thing (and, I always do) I gift my older thing to a friend.

Though..I am using a 9 year old computer....positively ancient in terms of computers, but it's not like the new ones read your mind or anything....keyboards and mice are still in vogue.
I like old things, too. I've started to collect old calculators, which is always a dangerous sign.

I have an old TI (Texas Instruments) red LED calculator that my family used back when it was the latest thing. It's not the exact same one, but the same model. I bought it over the Internet just to have it.

I just bought another old calculator.

I have all my old computers in storage.

I have some pretty old stereo equipment and speakers.

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Old 07-21-2009, 09:32 PM
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My mom still has my grandma's Electrolux canister vacuum from the 50's.

Some 50's kitchen utensils, too - a garlic press, a tablecloth, and a flour sifter.
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My mom still has my grandma's Electrolux canister vacuum from the 50's.

Some 50's kitchen utensils, too - a garlic press, a tablecloth, and a flour sifter.
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My grandmother had one of those vacuums. Built like a tank! Was still working into the 80's until the hoses wore out and she just got a cheap plastic brand that lasted until she wore out!
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Books....I have old books that my father had- some are nearly 200 years old, maybe more. I also have my collection of Star Trek books in storage. (We thought we'd be back on the mainland in 2 years- and here it is 7 and will be another 2 before we move) Other than a few things like Barbies in my mom's attic, I haven't kept too much since we moved so often in the military. But, the books...they're worth keeping.
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Old 07-21-2009, 10:58 PM
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I'm old, does that count? I do have some old comic books a few silver age Batman and Detective Comics from the 50's and 60's, One golden age Batman from the very early 50's and several Amazing Spider Man's from the 60's and early 70's. The adds in them are hilarious and very telling about the changes in the economy and inflation.
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Great article!
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I probably had that exact same Casio handheld TV - it seemed so amazing at the time.
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3,000 vynal lp's 300 8-Tracs....me....
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