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lukkucairi 05-15-2008 04:36 PM

the oldest human-made would be a bit of flint debotage from an acheulean hand ax created by Homo spp. ca. 1 million to 100,000 years ago. it was lifted from its native sediments by one of my husband's ancestors sometime in the late 1800s without decent records being made, and as far as I know there's no way to tell exactly how old it is, but it's in the six figure range fer sure.

Brynn 05-15-2008 07:09 PM

A wooden barber's chair and stool that look like they're right out of Sweeney Todd.

T.I.P. 05-15-2008 09:26 PM

i didn't bring my rock collection, it's still in france.

most of the stuff i brought is either high tech or clothing

I think the oldest thing i have is in a folder called "gramp memorabilia". They are letters and photos that belonged to my great-grandfather, I got them from my Gramma after she cleaned out her garage this spring.

madasacutsnake 05-15-2008 11:41 PM

I'm liking the question and I'm going for a cruise around the house right now to check.

eta nothing as old as I thought. The oldest thing I seem to own is a georgian garnet necklace followed closely by a c 1850's wooden picture frame followed by a silver locket hallmarked 1889.

Hyakujo's Fox 05-16-2008 12:43 AM

I thought you had bloomers older than that.

Jack Flanders 05-16-2008 03:13 AM

Speaking of bloomers - I'm growing an Amish Heirloom variety of tomatoes created in 1867. They are so yummy. I also have collected old cameras. My ancient one is from 1894. I've also kept my cell-phone from the early 80's which looks as ancient as some of the turn of the century cameras I have.

Stephi_B 05-16-2008 07:14 AM

That would be

the ring (red gold with rubies) my grandma got as gift (and given me later on) from the antique dealer she used to for for as housemaid when she was 14 (that is in 1950), he told it'd be ca. 200 years old, so now it's 250+ years old

a (popular science like) chemistry book from around 1860, that came via my father to me from his father who collected old books, particularly scientific ones (although being a gardener - this science thing's gotta be in our blood somehow ;))

the German-Russian dictionary (printed in the 60s or so) I found in the backyard when I moved here to Berlin (the house stood empty for several years till 2004, there were lots of interesting things in the backyard!)

the socialist (i.e. GDR-made) gas hearth in my kitchen (that dude who fixed my phone extension saw it, stood a while gaping in front of it and then said something like: "Wow, we used to have that on back in the 70s. It still works?!" - it does :))

the Czechoslovakian coins and bills (printed in the 1980s) from our first trip through the Iron Curtain to Prague when the borders opened

my first computer and mobile phone (both from ca. 1998/99) - not as monstrous than such thingies from the 80s but still impressive ;) (the phone is flashy yellow, one to clap open and it has a display like a hand-calculator - it was even weird in '99 :D);

my beloved red leather jacket (from 2000)

Frieda 05-16-2008 08:03 AM

^sony ericsson? i remember those :D

Stephi_B 05-16-2008 09:26 AM

^Yep :D
I still had it in the first one, two semesters at uni and everybody made fun of it (:mad:),
cos everybody had this (imo boring) standard Nokia model (which basically still looks the same today - OK it's half a ton lighter). But then my best mate got a new Sony Ericsson with blue display which I totally digged, so I got one with fancier than fancy (back then) orange display - ha, and then the Nokia losers had nothing more to say, them of the boring green displays :p

Frieda 05-16-2008 11:05 AM

hey, i had a nokia! :mad: i had the 2210 for ages, up to 2002 in fact. then i switched over to the ericsson side :eek:

T.I.P. 05-16-2008 11:22 AM

oh how i was jealous of the nokia people back when i had one of those square blue ericssons !

Then I got a Nokia and had to lug it around for like 8 years :(. It was basically indestructible. The only issue was the 1 conversation length battery life.

T.I.P. 05-16-2008 11:31 AM


Stephi_B 05-16-2008 02:28 PM


Originally Posted by Frieda (Post 386802)
hey, i had a nokia! :mad: i had the 2210 for ages, up to 2002 in fact. then i switched over to the ericsson side :eek:

Er, ehm, :o now that you say it... my grandma is a Nokia person and she don't want no other brand (cos the buttons being large enough for her)... er, ehm, :o I invite you to an exquisite free drink consisting of two parts over in the bra :)

12"razormix 05-16-2008 03:13 PM

friday 156th may:

what are some/all of your thoughts about this picture ?

zero 05-16-2008 03:15 PM

:rolleyes: you're such a dumbass!!!! today is the 16th. really.. :mad:

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