Vintage equipment

I read an article the other day about old-fashioned things people still use. Some used peddle sewing machines, another a gramophone. It made me think about when I went to a museum earlier this year and saw things I remember using as a kid…in a museum! Gah, I didn’t think I was that old, lol.

But it did get me wondering what old fashioned things I still use. Here are some…

I don’t have a mix master to bake with. Instead, I have a vintage egg beater.

Vintage Swift Hand Egg Beater
One very similar to mine

I have an original hills hoist in the backyard.

Hills Hoist - Wikipedia
From Wikipedia

My favourite of our lounge chairs are original 50s.

PAIR Vintage 1960's. Don Rex lounge armchairs chairs. Parker ...
Mine are something like this style, but original retro 🙂

What old fashioned or vintage items do you still use?

9 comments on “Vintage equipment

  1. Giggling Fattie

    June 15, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    I know all these things! LOL We had one of those egg beater things too!

    • My egg beater is just like the one pictured – all the paint has flaked off. It used to have a soft bluey-green colour on the wood.

  2. Love the egg beater. I used one of those for a long time. Old equipment, hmm… A kitchen? I rarely eat out or order in. Just cook it myself.

    • Haha, I didn’t think of kitchen, but I guess that’s true these days. I heard a statistic the other day that on any given day 1 in 5 Aussie households are eating out/takeaway. That certainly isn’t us – my kitchen gets heavy use.

  3. What’s considered vintage is in the eye of the beholder, I would imagine. What kiddos joke about as being ancient… I still use my great-grandmother’s knitting needles. Of course, the design hasn’t really changed, and her needles were probably new in the ’60s, so not that old, really. (I wouldn’t be shocked to learn that some of her tools were from the ’80s, even.)

    • That’s true. Some of the things we use now aren’t different/updated from decades ago. But technology changed so rapidly in the 90/00’s things I don’t think of as being that old are considered ancient by the Barbarians.

  4. Not sure whether this counts as “vintage” but I have a meat grinder that I use to make hamburger from leftover steaks etc.

    • I don’t think it’s something you see often in domestic kitchens (although a couple of years ago when a popular cooking show on Aussie TV used meat grinders an awful lot, their was a surge in domestic sales).

  5. Giggling Fattie

    June 17, 2020 at 7:47 am

    Ours was just metal haha

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