Here are 26 things that continue to function properly despite their old age. And it doesn’t look like they will break down any time soon. We at Bright Side really hope that the times when you buy a vacuum cleaner and it works for 50 years will return one day.

1. “This Oxford bookbag is from 1880 or so. My grandpa got it used when he started high school in 1951. It has since been used and enjoyed by my mom, uncle, aunt, and myself, and is still durable.”

2. “This waffle iron from the 1920s is still working flawlessly.”




3. “World’s greatest pencil sharpener, circa 1920”

4. “This flask is dated 1884. Seems to be in perfect condition inside, and it will likely see some use out on walks this festive season…”

5. “This is a 117+ year old coffee grinder from Peugeot (yes the car maker).”

6. “When my grandfather passed away, I inherited his auto creeper. I’m still using it to change my oil after 80 years.”

7. “This hand-me-down cast iron skillet is about 80 years old and it’s used daily.”

8. “My grandpa bought this Lionel train in 1952 and I’m the 3rd generation to run it during the Christmas season.”

9. “Staplers, you say? Here’s my 1962 Swingline.”

10. “My 97-year-old Waterman 52”

11. “My grandmother still has her WWII Frigidaire Refrigerator, and it still works without a hitch!”

12. “This is my 1940’s KitchenAid Mixer I bought for $5 at a resale shop. I’ve used it 3-4 times a week for 7 years. I’ve also dropped the bowl twice from counter height and it has never even chipped.”

13. “My in-laws were brilliant: This is their Le Creuset set that they purchased in 1977.”

14. “Persol sunglasses: my mother bought these for my father in 1989, then he gave them to me a few years ago.”

15. “My Emerson table fan has been going strong for over 70 years.”

16. WWII hand-crank flashlight

17. “Here is my still working 1939 German hairdryer.”

18. “Here are some linen pants my mom bought in 1978 — I still wear them on a weekly basis!”

19. “Almost 25 years old, countless miles, and they are still okay…”

20. “My mom and dad got matching North Face down jackets after their wedding, 35 years ago, and they’re still wearing them today.”

21. “This is my great-great-grandfather’s wallet, and it’s still in daily use.”

22. “My daily shaver is my great-grandfather’s Gillette ‘old type’ ball end DE razor, circa 1920.”

23. “Our 100-year-old Singer sewing machine works perfectly.”

24. “Use it every day, works better than any stove I have ever owned. Only 90 years old — I guess the company was well-named: Reliable.”

25. “Sometimes simpler is better. Here’s my toaster, circa 1930.”

26. “This is a 140-year-old pocket watch from the 1880s Ottoman Empire and it still ticks perfectly. It doesn’t even require service.”