You know what’s interesting?
Old and vintage things are interesting. And it’s even more beautiful when we see these old things restored to their original beauty.
How did they do it? How did they manage to successfully take care of their old things?
1. College-aged backpack
He got this backpack when he first came to the US in 2001. And he’s still using it 18+ years later. He definitely got his money’s worth.
2. Fridge on the wall
Wall-mounted refrigerators were popular in the 1950s. This photo was taken in 2020. That means this refrigerator has been operational for around 70 years now. Wow!
3. The Death Star
He found this at a Goodwill. He wasn’t sure what it was going to do but it was only $3 so he took chance. Then he opened it and saw this. Wow.
4. Mr. Swift’s iconic car
Did you know Mr. Allen Swift’s father gifted him this 1928 Rolls-Royce Piccadilly P1 Roadster as a graduation present that year? Mr. Swift was so passionate about this car that he kept it in pristine condition for 82 years until he passed away in 2005. Rolls-Royce found out about it and awarded him the crystal Spirit of Ecstasy award for his length of ownership in 1994.
5. A built-in cassette player
Wow. We’ve never even seen this before. We’ve only played cassette tapes with boom boxes and Walkman players. This is a whole new world!
His grandfather owned this miniature set of Shakespeare’s plays. Yes, they’re real books. And yes, they’re more than a 100 years old.
7. The decades-old wicker chair and table
He had good memories of this wicker chair and table with his mother in the 1970s in Germany. It’s great that almost 40 years later, he managed to get it across the oceans to the US and used it in great condition. Do you think his grandchildren will be able to use it also?
8. In good condition
This classic and royal antique sofa only costs $100. And look at its condition. Still so pristine and beautiful!
9. Returned purple heart
They didn’t even know where this medal went. And the couple who found it found in a bag labeled “Trash.” Good thing the couple went through the bag and realized this wasn’t trash.
10. True antique
This is 130 years old and nobody makes this anymore. It’s definitely a collector’s edition or a museum piece. What a beauty!
11. Seiko TV watch
A TV on-the-go? Yes please! That’s what you get with this Seiko TV watch. Of course, you’re not getting cable shows or Netflix with this one but it’s still pretty cool.
12. Old school
This barbershop opened in 1904 and they still use the same payment system they used back then. In fact, they still use the same cash register they used in 1904. It’s amazing how they successfully maintained it for daily use for decades!
13. The Silver Star
Move over, Kitchen Aid! This Dormeyer Silver Star from 1950s is still the star of this kitchen. This equipment belonged to her late grandmother and it’s still functional 70 years later.
14. Classic Taz
They found this classic Taz Polaroid camera at a thrift shop. It still works! Can you use the current Polaroid film available, we wonder?
15. While in the garden
They found this little statue in their garden. It doesn’t seem like anything. But when they showed it to some archaeologists, they said this could actually be from 3000 to 4000 years ago.
16. Vintage toy car
He’s had this car 35 years since he was a small child. Since then, seven kids have enjoyed this toy car. It’s still standing and working today.
This classic stove from the 1950s still work! It’s not meticulously maintained but if it it still works every day almost 70 years later, then it’s definitely a steal. You won’t get anything like this anymore.
18. Floral bulb
Have you seen anything like this? The filament of this light bulb is shaped like flowers. We didn’t even know a bulb like this exists!
19. A promise
His grandfather bought this for him to use for school in 1991. He promised his grandpa he’d keep it forever. He did.
20. This vintage chair
This is a Hans J. Wegner 1963 Shell Chair. This is a classic chair. Almost 60 years later, this chair now costs $3,000.
21. Old tube tv
This old TV set from the 1960s still exist and still being used by his grandma. Everything is still there, including the record player, radio, original user manual, and the original warranty certificate. Grandma’s very good at keeping things.
22. An inheritance
He inherited his grandfather’s gold razor from the 1940s. After 25 years later, he finally gets it. After some cleaning and new razors, it’s as good as new!
23. A valuable ugly clock
Did you know this lobster clock came from Soviet Union? Do you agree it’s super ugly? And did you know another clock that’s similar and vintage sold for $3,200? Whoa.
24. Special keyholes
These are intricate and special keyholes that you don’t see much of anymore. Amazing. Wonder what kind of keys fit in those holes.
25. Still hoovering dust
Need to vacuum the dust in those corners? Try this old vacuum cleaner. This has been vacuuming homes for more than 40 years.
26. Recognize these chairs?
Recognize these chairs from movies set in the 1950s or 1960s? This couple bought the two chairs for $60 at a flea market. When they checked, new models now cost more than $1,000.
27. Her old nursing kit
She found her great great grandmother’s old nursing kit. It’s got old syringes and cocaine. They were definitely different times back then.
28. Keeps toasting
Her grandparents bought this toaster in 1956. It’s even outlived his grandparents. It’s still toasting to this day.
29. The Tonka truck
He started playing with this classic Tonka truck in the late 1980s when he was about four to five years old. Now, his four-year-old son plays with classic Tonka truck. Will his four-year-old grandson get to play with this truck, too?
30. This old board game
Monopoly and the really ancient and vintage board game. He found it inside his family home from 1925. The board came in a separate box. Oh, how times have changed.
31. Old school Sony
His dad’s Sony Trinitron TV set from the 1960s is still going strong. And he’s even connected his old Atari to it. Just like old times.
32. The most reliable washer/dryer
Want a washer/dryer that will work for decades? Get Maytag. They’ve had this since 1987 and has not needed any repairs since 2004.
33. World sundial clock
This sundial clock has been around for decades. And the caretakers did take care of it. It still tells the time around the world.
34. Best coffee maker ever
This is a 1960’s David Douglas Pyrex percolator. It’s got all its original parts. And it can brew 8 cups in 5 minutes. Wow! And it’s really beautiful, too.
35. Baby gift
Her grandmother received this Aerolux bulb as a gift when she was a baby in 1948. And it still lights up 70 years later. Do they still make bulbs like this now?
36. Vintage pc
Her grandpa’s computer still runs on DOS and he still uses it. Plus he still stores his files on floppy disks. Can’t believe there are still working computers like this.
37. Still capturing moments
They’ve had this Leica camera since 1957. More than 60 years later, it’s still working and in perfect condition. What a beauty!
38. A big Moka
Wow, we didn’t realize Moka coffee pots have been around for a long time. And we also didn’t realize they came in designs like this. This one is at least 60 years old.
39. Ancient stone mask
Amazing. They found this green serpentine stone mask at the base of the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacán, Mexico. It’s 2,000 years old.
This is a 1969 Raleigh Sports bicycle. She’s had it for over ten years. It maybe used almost daily but she takes care of it so it still looks good. And it’ll probably look good forever.