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What is your oldest possession item you have?

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NeoShocker
The Dark Space Initiative
Scary Wormhole People
#1 - 2012-01-16 23:19:38 UTC
Was helping cleaning on the backyard after house renovation. Helped several times before on clean up, but I come across an intersting item for the first time. A brush that is made in 1808 or 1888 in pennyslvania. Can't tell which year date because there is some "correction" on the label and the label little difficult to read. It appears to be a birthday gift to a person Hernderson (last name), forgot first name. I can go back and take pictues/scan the label if necessary.

What is your oldest possession item? :O
Gavin DeVries
JDI Industries
#2 - 2012-01-16 23:38:32 UTC
The oldest thing I personally own is an M1 carbine from WWII. It was manufactured by Winchester, probably around 1942. I have a friend who owns an 1866 Winchester lever-action rifle, something that's been passed down through the family for a few generations.

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Mad Hermit
Wayward Alliance
#3 - 2012-01-17 01:36:42 UTC
Man, I've got nothing even close to being that old Sad

Oldest thing I own is probably my Commodore 64C. Don't know exactly when mine was built, but that model was introduced in 1986...

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Peri Simone
Brittas Empire
Fraternity.
#4 - 2012-01-17 02:21:43 UTC
I have a Fennings dictionary dated 1768 that was passed to me when my grandfather died, but I have no idea where he got it from. The entry for America mostly discusses the various claims to its discovery, and it makes no mention of Australia.
Palovana
Inner Fire Inc.
#5 - 2012-01-17 04:50:13 UTC
I have a piece of rock that was formed at least tens, perhaps hundreds or thousands of millions of years ago.
Lithalnas
Dirt 'n' Glitter
Local Is Primary
#6 - 2012-01-17 05:28:30 UTC
I have a 5lb meteorite from the creation of the solar system. 4b years old

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Caleidascope
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#7 - 2012-01-17 05:54:55 UTC
I got Russian Imperial rifle that was made in 1896.

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Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#8 - 2012-01-17 08:25:14 UTC
A coin dated 1886 with Queen Victoria on it.
Karl Planck
Perkone
Caldari State
#9 - 2012-01-17 12:45:38 UTC
In my possession would be a high school physics text from 1915. It even has a section about the aether lol

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Vile Coyote
Deep Space Legacy
#10 - 2012-01-17 13:18:46 UTC
I thought it was my CPU, but I have an arrowhead estimated around 1000 BC.
Ava Starfire
Khushakor Clan
Of Questionable Repute
#11 - 2012-01-17 13:20:15 UTC
A handmade brass bracelet of a "hinge and pin" style. Exact age is unknown, but 125+ years.

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Fraszoid
Miner Guide to the Galaxy
#12 - 2012-01-17 13:47:42 UTC
Piece of Titanic Coal. I'll just go with 100 years old, even though I got it in 1996 when they did an expedition to bring some up. It is real from the wreck.
Zagam
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#13 - 2012-01-17 14:09:48 UTC
My grandfather's bronze star from WW2 (he was in D-day). I know my wife has older stuff, just can't remember it off the top of my head.
Sidus Isaacs
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#14 - 2012-01-17 14:29:02 UTC  |  Edited by: Sidus Isaacs
Palovana wrote:
I have a piece of rock that was formed at least tens, perhaps hundreds or thousands of millions of years ago.


The atoms in my body was made in the begining of the universe. All my items (and me) are just current, temporary, constructions of the same atoms.

Other then that I got a nice S&W revolver from my great granddad from before WWII. I found some old viking stuff in my backyard once, like some really old nails and such, but I lost it. I think my mother threw it out back when I moved away from home.
Indahmawar Fazmarai
#15 - 2012-01-17 14:33:23 UTC
Man-made, a nameless Roman bronze coin from the 2nd century AD.

Organic, a trylobite fossil from the Devonian age.

Non-organic, a piece of feldspar about 400 million years old.
Rodj Blake
PIE Inc.
Praetoria Imperialis Excubitoris
#16 - 2012-01-17 15:28:13 UTC
Sidus Isaacs wrote:
Palovana wrote:
I have a piece of rock that was formed at least tens, perhaps hundreds or thousands of millions of years ago.


The atoms in my body was made in the begining of the universe. All my items (and me) are just current, temporary, constructions of the same atoms.

Other then that I got a nice S&W revolver from my great granddad from before WWII. I found some old viking stuff in my backyard once, like some really old nails and such, but I lost it. I think my mother threw it out back when I moved away from home.


Strictly speaking any atom that's not hydrogen was created in stars, so they've not been around since the beginning.

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Sidus Isaacs
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#17 - 2012-01-17 15:55:47 UTC
Rodj Blake wrote:
Sidus Isaacs wrote:
Palovana wrote:
I have a piece of rock that was formed at least tens, perhaps hundreds or thousands of millions of years ago.


The atoms in my body was made in the begining of the universe. All my items (and me) are just current, temporary, constructions of the same atoms.

Other then that I got a nice S&W revolver from my great granddad from before WWII. I found some old viking stuff in my backyard once, like some really old nails and such, but I lost it. I think my mother threw it out back when I moved away from home.


Strictly speaking any atom that's not hydrogen was created in stars, so they've not been around since the beginning.


Indeed, I should have refered to elementary particles. But in the haste of posting during work hours, it was not that well thought out.
Barakkus
#18 - 2012-01-17 18:01:14 UTC
I have some pocket reader book of the Arthurian stories from 1887. I have some other romance novel from 1906. I have a semi large collection of Avon perfume bottles dating back to WWII.

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JordanParey
Quality Assurance
#19 - 2012-01-18 04:22:58 UTC
Colt Series 80 MkIV Officers' ACP pistol.

Umm... there's some assorted books and jewelry I'm probably forgetting, though, too. That's just the first thing off the top of my head.
Borg Stoneson
SWARTA
SWARTA.
#20 - 2012-01-18 14:19:03 UTC
Oldest thing I actually own, a small fossil Ammonite. 65+mil years old, bashed it out of a rock myself.
Second oldest thing is probably a copy of Robinson Crusoe from the 18th century (I think).
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