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What is the oldest man-made object you own?

I have a 1794 US half-cent.

Posted - September 7

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  • 8886
    I'm not sure.. some things I have could very well be woman-made.  I mean, how can one tell if something is man-made or woman-made? 
      September 7, 2021 5:22 PM MDT
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  • 9772
    Our brownstones were built in 1849, 1899, and 1901.
      September 7, 2021 5:33 PM MDT
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  • 11647
    A wooden suitcase sort of thing that unfolds into a table that looks quite ancient.
      September 7, 2021 7:31 PM MDT
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  • 15330
    Cool!
      September 7, 2021 11:36 PM MDT
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  • 116
    I have a flint thumb scraper, probably dating from the Bronze Age (2000BCE).
      September 8, 2021 1:05 AM MDT
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  • 38716
    Very cool. But why would people scrape their thumbs?
      September 8, 2021 7:35 AM MDT
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  • 116
    Gloves weren't invented until April 1st 1983. I can only assume thumbs were extremely grubby prior to that date. The scrapers are rounded and about the size of thumbs.
      September 9, 2021 1:37 AM MDT
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  • 7515
    Gloves weren't invented until 1983? What have you been smoking?!
      September 11, 2021 8:22 AM MDT
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  • 116
    I'd probably been smoking my dried leather gloves dating from 1975!
      September 13, 2021 1:25 AM MDT
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  • 7515
    You should smoke something better than that! 
      September 14, 2021 5:54 PM MDT
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  • 116
    Smoking anything other than dried old old leather is bad for you! 

    What's the old thing you own? I'm guessing those stone tools?
      September 15, 2021 12:36 AM MDT
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  • 7515
    Dried old dead cow's skin is better for you than medicine from nature? I don't think so!
    Wait... is that what beef jerky is, dried cow skin? Hehe. Really, though. I don't know what jerky is! 

    Yes, I believe so. They're ancient, right?

      September 17, 2021 7:49 PM MDT
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  • 2030
    Probably Differential calculus by Edwards 1886. 
      September 13, 2021 3:49 AM MDT
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  • RJ

    375
    A desk from the 1950's. 
      September 14, 2021 6:11 PM MDT
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