What's the oldest thing you own?

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  1. Legolamb macrumors 6502a

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    OK, we're all into shiny new things otherwise there'd be no MR.
    But what's the oldest thing you own?
    Mine was (I can't find it, which started me thinking about this thread) a diplomystus fish fossil that was dated from the Eocene Age (45 million years).
     
  2. ezzie macrumors 68020

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    heh.....that's hard to beat! :p

    honestly, my house. it was built in 1960.

    i don't have old stuff. :(
     
  3. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    Hmmm.

    I have my great-grandfather's Bible, from about 1890. A Georgian tea box from the late 1800s. Some Russian Kopek coins from the 1800s. I think the oldest of those is from 1812, which I thought was an interesting year.
     
  4. nitynate macrumors 6502a

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    I have one of those fish fossils too.
    Its pretty old I think.
    My dad wont let me touch it. :p
     
  5. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    There are rocks in my yard that are probably a few billion years old.
     
  6. ziwi macrumors 65816

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    Yes, but do you own them or simply residing on them for the time being?

    If I had the time machine from the other thread I could goback in time and easily beat the original poster's item...where is that flux capacitor???? :)
     
  7. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    My body.

    Our house is pretty old, but it's still 'owned' by the bank!
     
  8. ezzie macrumors 68020

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    ooh, better not tell her that she's "owned". :p
     
  9. iEscapePod macrumors newbie

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    She knows.
     
  10. Legolamb thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I was waiting to see how long it took for someone to post my wife/husband/parent/self:rolleyes:
     
  11. Cult Follower macrumors 6502a

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    I have a couple fossils, but I don't know haw old they are.
     
  12. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    Damn, I wish I had old stuff :( NAD 314 Stereo intergrated amplifier from like the 1970/80's? Got it from my mom
     
  13. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    This one made me think, some. Guess it would be our king size waterbed and my library which have been in four different countries where we've lived.
     
  14. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I've got an old French five Centime coin from 1854 with Napoleon III on the back.
     
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    Oldest thing I own that I know of?

    A Nintendo Entertainment System.
     
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    I've got an 1885 silver dollar that I won in a contest.
     
  18. mattscott306 macrumors 68040

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    I think I have a pair of shoes about 5 years old.

    Edit: Our house is older, Its six years old.
     
  19. bartelby macrumors Core

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    My house was built in 1901. So I guess that would be it...
     
  20. Lovesong macrumors 65816

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    I have a diamond ring (it's been in my family) that belonged to my great-great-grandmother. It's from the mid-1800's, though it's family history is known since 1871.
     
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    I have a collection of coins stored away from the early 1800s, but I'm sure we must have something a little older than that.
     
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    hahahahha. thank you
     

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