Old stuff you still use.

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  1. Triple Pickle

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    7BB25FA4-45B8-4AB4-9F49-59EE2BD5DDD7.jpeg What old tools and equipment do you still use? Nothing like the old stuff. What you got? Here’s my 1952 Ford 8N tractor. Come see me when your Kubota is 67 years old. Never mind I’ll be long gone! Never mind the Polara on it’s side in the background!
     
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    Nice tractor.
    Still use the wife once in a while.
     
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    Not if she sees this.
     
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  4. Triple Pickle

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    Don’t get me started on Montgomery Ward. My parents would rarely have anything else!

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  5. GJS

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    1956 Economy Country Squire
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    1954 Shopsmith Mark V
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    Other old stuff no pics
    1971 Fender Super Reverb
    1959 Ampeg M-12
    1967 Barclay Rocket
    1967 Harmony Solid State
     
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    Guitars? 1976 Univox Ripper (heavily used and modified) Kent Americana, and a Buck Owens Telecaster played by my son. Not necessarily in that order.

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    Yea, the 58 Gibson and the 59 Ampeg were my father’s, the Barclay and the Harmony were my grandfathers (actually the tractor and the shopsmith we’re also his). The Gretsch kit I picked up in a junk shop and re built. I sold a ton of awesome stuff when I left Montreal (a 62 Les Paul standard and a 66 SG custom in Polaris white ... ugh!) but these here are all filed under “if you want them, check the obituary’s and bring a shovel”. Wouldn’t sell em for the world.
     
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    I drink only Chase and Sandborn coffee made mostly with this pot.

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    1947 Van Norman 944S boring bar.

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    most of the stuff i have is old.
    i don't have any pictures of mine, but i used this the other day to chip up some brush
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    We had a lovely 1952 Ford 8N where I grew up. As far as I know it's still there being used. My dad and I restored it. I might try and buy it for my new place I just got with a shop...

    I make my living playing music - so vintage instruments are the gold standard:

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    1953 Selmer Centered Tone clarinet
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    1966 Selmer Mark VI tenor sax
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    Most of my hand tools are 50 + years old from my dad.

    Audio gear:

    1918 Brunswick Ultona "All Phonographs in One" Gramaphone
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    1946 Zenith 6R087 radio record player
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    1959 Garrard 4HF turntable, with vintage GE VRII cartridge
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    My stereo system I consider new, but I realize it's from 1987... lol.

    JVC RX550V SEA receiver
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    JVC disc player
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    JVC TD-V711BK 3 head cassette recorder
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    FOSTEX CR200 CD recorder
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    Dual 606 turntable with Ortophon cartridge
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    Cerwin Vega D3 speakers
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    Vintage telephones:

    1930 Northern Electric desk phone with spitcup and ringer box
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    1950 Northern Electric 302 desktop phone
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    1963 Northern Electric 500 desktop phone
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    Everything hooked up and working...

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    This makes the coffee every morning. Mother in law accidentally broke the glass top so foil does the turns now. Serve it black, with grounds at the bottom of the cup! Awesome!

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    i have the same disc player
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    pioneer dual cassette deck
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    optimus tuner
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    and realistic turntable with 8 track
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    I still use all this stuff nearly every day. I won't go into the list of gear that preceeded all that...

    Needless to say, I generally prefer the old stuff, and will repair restore and rejuvinate to keep it going if required.

    Quality, durability, craftsmanship...
     
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    i do not have a new thing. the computer i'm typing this on came out of the electronics recycling bin at my local transfer station. got most of my tools out of the trunks of junk cars.
     
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    You need.to add a vintage Steinway to that collection.

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    Does she count?? Lol. She’s my Ball Buster..

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    Many vintage pianos cross my path!
     
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    I too have a 1987 vintage JVC disc player, just the slightly fancier XL-V450 vs. XL-V250. Still works perfect, and I couldn't tell you how many thousands of hours of use it's had so far. The quality of the audio equipment that was built in Japan is amazing. Once they moved production to Malaysia and China, the lifespan of the equipment dropped dramatically.

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