What's the oldest "disposable" item still in your posession?

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  1. st13phil

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    OK, I'll explain...

    Came back from the pub on Saturday night and decided some loud music was in order. Put Sabbath Bloody Sabbath on the turntable and got to thinking: I bought that particular album new in 1973 ( :crazy: ) and it's been played on and off ever since. 35 years old and still in great shape (great material, too :p ). The sleeve's a bit worn, but the album itself is still good. Then I looked at the Christmas tree on which is hung a glass "clown" bauble that my Mum bought for me when I was three years old - 46 years ago :crazy: :crazy:

    So what fragile / disposable items have you had in your posession for much longer than you ever thought they'd last? Only things bought new, and either bought by you or by someone else for you, and not something that's been treated as a "collectable". Just ordinary run-of-the-mill stuff. Whaddaya got?
     
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    I can't win this thread. Your Sabbath album is almost older than me.
     
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    I can't win either for the same reason ...

    But ...

    I have an Ocean Pacific T shirt , that i still wear regularly that i bought when i was 14 ( i'm now 34 ) .... still is in shape , shows a bit of wear , and colour is fast ...

    Fits me a treat now , ( I weigh 14 stone ) what a wally i must have looked wearing it when i bought it ( when i weighed 10 stone ) ... :eek:

    You get the old skool kudos with a surf shirt from back in the day , that you just can't hope to achieve with todays offerings ;)
     
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    I guess a doll my grandma made for me when I was about 4 years old. The heads broken a bit but I still have it a treasure it totally. Means it's about coughity cough years old now!!:crazy: :eek:

    I have hundreds of old LPs in the shed some of which will be over 50/60 years old - I rehomed then when my grandad died - couldn't bear to let them go as they had so many memories. Not sure they'll play now though - won't fit in the CD player for starters - no matter how hard I try:D

    Does my son count? Now 15 - a regular saying was "you won't make it to your next birthday young man" - but he seems to manage it :D
     
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    That'll be thirty three then..;)
     
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    lol - indeed :D
     
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    Item some "Boots of Spanish Leather" as in the DYLAN song circa 1978 resoled a least a couple of times if not more.:cool:


    Pammy you can buy record decks to connect to your PC via USB if you wanted to copy a few across to CD. http://www.firebox.com/product/1401/USB-Turntable

    and
    http://www.usbturntable.net/
     
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    Hand made green leather jacket bought in 1969 and still going strong. :D
     
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    Catalogue ?
     
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    Why, Wee Teddy, of course!

    Bought by my big sister before I was born. Just about eligible for his bus pass!
     
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    Oldie but Goodie

    Doctor Who T shirt featuring Jon Pertwee and a Dalek, bought for me approx 35 years ago!! Doesn't fit anymore, I was much smaller then, complete with coco stain and smudge on the transfer where my Dad had a go at ironing :rolleyes:
     
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    i have a 1 penny coin from 1670 or is that 1760

    but playing by the rules ive got a toy my mum bought for me when we lived in putney circa 1972 its a big thing about 10" tall and looks a kind of squirrel but in red & yellow clothing

    i called it squeeky (as it squeeked when squeezed)

    so ive had that for 36 ish years as we left putney in the summer of 1972 and i was born october 1970

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    a £1 premium bond i got when i was born, 38 years old now and in my draw
     
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    Oh, I have a pair of black combat trousers from an army surplus shop (ie not a fashion shop so actually durable). Bought them in 1990 and used them for paintballing, skating, gym/training, kung fu/sparring... it's had some serious abuse and still in the same condition.
     
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    I've still got my copy of The Shadows single Apache that I bought in 1960. Still play it. Top tune.
    My Dad never throws anything away. He's still got his penknife he bought in 1936. And the receipt.
     
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    So, del320's teddy, verytalldave's photo and a Shadows single look to be the winners so far from a collection of both expected and unexpected artifacts.

    BTW Dave, you should take your Dad to the NT property at Snowshill Manor. He'll love it. The bloke who owned that never threw anything away either :)
     

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