What is the Oldest Electronic Item You Still Have Working?
As an electronics engineer it often amazes me how quick devices nowadays fail - It is built in obsolescence for sure and most electrical devices fail due to a simple electronic part that has not changed for 100 years - you would think they would have found a replacement for it by now.
You average telly lasts 4 years - Last time I was at the dump I saw 32 LCD televisions most of which could be repaired with a 79p part. Quite sad really , even sadder is the fact they wouldn't let me take any to repair and give to charity!
So whats your oldest working piece of equipment?
Apart from the old man that is!
I have a 45 year old Toshiba microwave that is still in perfect condition and has never needed more than a bit of oil on the turntable and a clean.
I also have a Marconiphone CRT television that is 40 years old and still working albeit with two minor repairs over the years!
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