Oldest thing you own.

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  1. FAST6191
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    Man made -- pointing at a rock you own and saying ?? million years is not going to play here.

    Anyway so I was buying things at a car boot sale (probably not a major surprise to any followers of http://gbatemp.net/threads/things-you-recently-bought-or-got.347639/ ) and chucked a book onto the pile. Turns out it was from the 1830s

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    Considering it was some 30 before origin of species the level of science on display is actually quite impressive, I am not much of a biologist/botanist but it has been pretty good reading thus far.

    I figured that is then probably the oldest thing I own and now we have this thread.
     
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  4. Lacius

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    I have a fossil from the Mississippian subperiod of the Carboniferous period. It's probably around 340 million years old. If that doesn't fly, I've got some ancient Roman coins.
     
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  5. ComeTurismO

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    Suitcases, and most importantly, my body! :lol:
     
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    Oldest thing I own? My self.
     
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    Probably my house (about 100 years)
     
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    She never used it, and neither did it.

    Apparently it came out in 1982 in Canada - it's one year older than I am!
     
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    My grandpa's violin.
    The Luthier said it was made around 1920.

    Maybe I have oldest things (books, or money?) but the violin is the only one I saw recently and can remember.
     
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    Hmm; this is a bit of a difficult question off the top of my head...
    I would say the oldest thing I own would be this tiny nickel-iron meteor from the late 1900s. (1970-something, I think?)

    Other than that, probably some 1990 retro stuff...
     
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    Was owned my by great grand mother before. I'm the 4th generation owner. Still using it in my living room. :D