24 Objects That Have Stood the Test of Time Remarkably Well

Maybe we’ve become used to things being disposable. At most, the life of a household appliance doesn’t exceed 5 years, and it’s even less when it comes to everyday appliances. But in the past, this was not the case because things were manufactured to be durable. This is proven true thanks to various social media users who proudly present their inherited or purchased possessions that already have several decades of use in them and continue to function as if they were brand new.

Bright Side compiled a series of pictures of things shared by people that have proven to stand the test of time.

1. “My mom’s crock pot that she got in January 1980 — 41 years old and it still works without any issues.”

2. “These Russian Valenki felted wool boots are made entirely out of hardened wool and have served me so well here in Texas over the past couple of days. No soles, no form, basically like wearing snowproof, 2-inch thick, hard wool socks. Had them for 5 years, no sign of wear.”

3. “These Cross pens were my grandfather’s from the 1960s. He worked as a test failure analysis engineer for General Dynamics. These pens were used to try to win the space race, and now I use them every day as I work to follow in his footsteps.”

4. “These are stainless steel measuring cups and spoons from Lee Valley Tools. My parents have been using theirs for 25 years and I’ve had my own set for about 10 years.”

5. “The old Swing-A-Way — the same one my parents used to open my baby food. Indestructible!”

6. “Pentel P205, received it in the fourth grade. Still using it in graduate school to this day.”

7. “The TI-83 plus — used this exact calculator when I was in high school and now use it to teach high school! Going on 19 years of ownership!”

8. “This Tonka dump truck I played with as a kid — I’m 24 now, and my nephew is still playing with it daily. Amazingly durable!”

9. “Had this mug for 10+ years, used it constantly. Toddler broke the lid, emailed the company to ask about replacements, and even though the cup has been discontinued for years, they sent me a new lid for free! Here’s to another 10 years of saving paper and plastic!”

10. “My nearly 10-year-old blender counts the number of times it’s been used.”

11. “My son is using my Jansport I got 20 years ago to start middle school. Still looks brand new.”

12. “Our house still has all the original doorknobs from 1928!”

13. “The Frigidaire RD-20-64, serving this home since 1964, and EVERY feature is functional.”

14. “My girlfriend uses this sewing machine to make masks. Her great-grandmother bought it new back in 1925. It still works perfectly.”

15. “This General Electric fridge from 1942 at my friend’s house works perfectly!”

16. “8 below, rolling blackouts have hit. Behold my grandmother’s vintage Pyrex percolator. All pieces are intact and in use. We shall not suffer from a lack of coffee!!!!”

17. “My stepmother rolled up to our BBQ with this Tupperware pot from the ’70s that used to be her mother’s and made the move from the US to the UK.”

18. “Managed to score a Yrjö Kukkapuro office chair from the ’70s.”

19. “Finished cleaning my grandad’s tools. Found his initials carved in a wrench after cleaning. He passed away before I was born. I never met him, but we have turned the same wrench.”

20. “My car turned 30 today and rolled over 247,000 miles. KBB says it’s worth no more than $1,318 ($250 on a trade-in). Guess I may as well keep it.”

21. “My house is really old and we still have the original skeleton keys from over 100 years ago.”

22. “This JC Penney hot air popcorn popper was purchased in 1980. Still going strong (I think it was made by Waring)!”

23. “This Juicit juicer from the late ’60s is a champ. Just made 5 quarts of juice!”

24. “My 1965 Gillette Slim Adjustable — built like a tank!”

Which object in your home is older than you? Did you inherit it or did you buy it?

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