As I've mentioned a number of times the past few months, I am selling my Mom's home. She is now living in a nursing home and receiving skilled nursing daily. She lived at that house for 43 years, since 1962 when she and my dad designed the home with the help of an architect.
Mom is a pack rat. Of the highest order. If something non-edible went into that house, it rarely came out of it. I found bills from the '60's and '70's filed away. Bank statements that have not seen the light of day in 30 years. Hundreds of prescription bottles bagged up and stored away. Empty bottles, of course. Calendars from the 80's. I could go on and on and on.
Here's a couple of pretty neat items I had not seen in years.
Revere model 85
8mm film projector
I checked it out on eBay and it would only sell today for about $100. I used this projector extensively as a teenager making home movies. Our family vacations were played over and over on this old thing. The camera quit working years ago.
1954 model Electrolux vaccum cleaner
eBay says only about $20.
But it still works.
Today's vacuums might last 10 years if I'm lucky.