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Re: [Rollei] Maybe OT - What's the oldest?

I've bought very little new equipment over the years, preferring to let someone else take the hit on initial depreciation. 

I'd say the oldest items I own that I purchased new from a store would be a two-reel nikor tank and a "tele-true" dial thermometer that were bought at the same time around 1958.  The nikor tank stil looks like new, and the thermometer still seems to be accurate within a half-degree or so.

I believe that up in the attic (I'm not going up there to find out) There is a bag of the old kodak metal film cans. as I remember, they came in differerent color combinations indicative of what variety of film they originally held. Some were plain aluminum, but others were yellow with either red or blue tops.

G. King