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What is the oldest man-made object in your house?

I had a few coins dating back to the 1790s, but I gave them away. The oldest thing I have is a chemistry/physics book from 1922.

Posted - February 12

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  • 6499
    Me.
      February 12, 2020 1:21 PM MST
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  • 28425
    Older than your house?
      February 12, 2020 1:33 PM MST
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  • 6499
    Yes---I was rather shocked when I realized that I was literally the oldest thing here.
      February 12, 2020 2:02 PM MST
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  • 8828
    HUGE GIGGLES!!!!!!

    I was going to say Don!!
      February 13, 2020 2:37 PM MST
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  • 11420
    I inherited a Cherrywood secretoire that is beautiful which may be an antique.  I've never attempted to discover it's worth or its age.
      February 12, 2020 1:22 PM MST
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  • 1056
    A book, 1871.  
      February 12, 2020 2:45 PM MST
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  • 18666
    Some coins from the 1800s. 
      February 12, 2020 2:54 PM MST
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  • 1223

    Interesting you should ask.  I am in the process of having Goat add extra studs to a small patch of wall in my kitchen so that I can hang this "heavier-than-hell-is-hot" antique phone up to display.  All solid wood and dense metal parts.  Phones have definitely come a long way but I swear to God I can crank that baby and probably get a better connection than I ever got with Verizon.

    "Howdy Gertrude, this is Twinle Dink out on old county rd. 11.   How you doin' hun? Sorry to bother you but I'd be much obliged if you'd be so kind as to patch me through to Gus Walker over at the Mercantile please."    


    This post was edited by Twinkle Dink at February 13, 2020 2:38 PM MST
      February 12, 2020 4:10 PM MST
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  • 13054
    Well !!!   It's not me this time ,by will admit to being an object that enjoys being made,or more so a maid....:( 
      February 12, 2020 5:04 PM MST
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  • 5488
    A bowl that belonged to my grandmother that is stamped 'Made in Occupied Japan'  or the flatware my mom got as a wedding gift in 1947. I'm not sure which is older.
      February 13, 2020 6:25 AM MST
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  • 3657
    There is a wooden chest that sits in the living room. An ancestor brought it with him from England when he came to California during the Gold Rush in the 1840s.
      February 13, 2020 10:20 AM MST
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  • 3375
    Probably some furniture inherited from my great-great-grandfather - made in the 1840's from Australian Mahogany and Blackwood by early colonial cabinetmakers in late Victorian style.
      February 13, 2020 9:07 PM MST
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  • 8828
    I'm sure it is beautiful.  And ahhhh, ... the stories it could tell. :) :) This post was edited by Merlin at February 18, 2020 10:42 AM MST
      February 18, 2020 10:41 AM MST
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  • 3375
    Probably some furniture inherited from my great-great-grandfather - made in the 1840's from Australian Mahogany and Blackwood by early colonial cabinetmakers in late Victorian style.
      February 13, 2020 9:08 PM MST
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  • 5442
    I have a woman-made crocheted afghan that is roughly 39 years old. As for objects presumably made by men, I have a 1930s-era General Electric Westminster Chime clock which belonged to my grandfather...

    ...and a vacuum tube radio, probably the same vintage, like this one...

    This post was edited by Stu Spelling Bee at February 18, 2020 11:01 AM MST
      February 18, 2020 10:54 AM MST
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  • 4877
    A home made TV vacuum tube tester that a friend of the family gave me before he died - it was made in the early 1960's. Cheers! 
      February 18, 2020 10:57 AM MST
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