10 of the old things that still work
Technology develops, changing, improving. But it turns out, there are some old devices that are still in force. Even despite the fact that several generations of their descendants, these progenitors is still quite viable. Old things are sometimes more reliable and survivable than most modern invention.
1. More than 111 years at the fire station lit the oldest light bulb in Livermore, California. In this case it burning almost continuously - except for the case when it is turned off for exactly one week.
2. For several years now, Harry Cox continues to use a vacuum cleaner 1904 model year. This unit he found in a landfill near the plant that is running.
3. In the kitchen Rosemary Kinghorn "live" modest refrigerator that her family bought 77 years ago. During all this time an old refrigerator was never repaired, and continues to perform well.
4. The oldest current computer is also occupies a room in the Ikeda Memorial Hall (Japan). FACOM 128B was established in 1958 and is still functioning without exceeding banal performance calculator.
5. After the Second World War has created several models of humanoid robots, one of the first among them became our hero. It bought the 19-year-old Tony Sayle on sale for $ 20. Tony himself later modified some parts for your robot toy and eventually ended up in the far corner of the garage. After 45 years, a retired officer of the Royal British troops pulled out of the iron "friend", smeared with oil, I changed the batteries ... and the robot went!
6. Still continues to operate TV Marconi in 1936. Three weeks after the beginning of the broadcasting of the TV in the United Kingdom price was 100 pounds, and today it is already equal to 5,000 pounds.
7. In 1932, in Asheville (Ohio) appeared designed local resident Teddy Bor traffic. Since then, the device continues to permanent work, while in 1982 was transferred to the city museum. Now traffic is the oldest in the world.
8. The oldest workable vehicle was built in 1884 in France for the Comte de Dion. And in late 2011 at an auction in Pennsylvania Hershey gave him 4, 6 million. Dollars.
9. If you want to feel the spirit of history, then you should stay at the Hoshi Ryokan in Japan. He survived 1300 years and 46 generations of owners. The traditional-style rooms are made complex, includes a living room, lounge, spa, restaurant, theater.
10. The oldest movie theater is considered Helios Welt-Kino-Theater, opened in 1909 in Szczecin (Poland). The ticket then cost only 2 penny.