|Quoting NoUFO (Reply 18):
Quoting Dougloid (Thread starter):
like the Kitchenaid mixer I got for $15
$15? I want one! Where did you find it - on the scrapyard?
I go to a lot of auctions and went to one where nobody was interested in housewares. It has all the attachments and works like a champ.
I seriously doubt I could buy French cookware for the price I paid for some vintage Revereware. But you gotta remember I'm a cheapskate too.
Jafa, have you ever read Henry Petroski's book about pencils? It's most interesting. As it happens, I am a fan of pencils and I have what I believe is a lifetime supply-several large shoeboxes full of new ones. When I was a kid I always got stuck with the crappy ones and I swore a dark and bloody oath (imagine a six year old kid swearing a dark and bloody oath) that when I grew up I would have as many pencils as I wanted, all razor sharp. I have reached that goal. When I go to the library, I always bring my portable Panasonic electric pencil sharpener.
But I've been looking around here for ancient stuff and here in no particular order are some other things around the place.
12 tube guitar amplifiers
Western Electric dial phone
Kellogg Electric dial phone
Rolleicord TLR circa 1936
Pentax Spotmatic II
and Spotmatic F
was bought new)
1940 Kitchenaid A9 burr mill
at least 200 tube radios
Here's some of the radios, a mil surplus ME9E multimeter I use regularly, and part of a couple hundred vacuum tubes I bought from a guy in Bulgaria.
[Edited 2007-04-12 16:02:57]