The Buy it for Life subreddit is a great place for finding high-quality products that can basically last you a lifetime. Here are some things that have literally lasted a lifetime (and more):
Grandmother still has her WWII Frigidaire Refridgerator, still works without a hitch!
Our Singer sewing machine, 100 years old and works perfectly.
Waffle Iron from the 1920′s still working flawlessly.
My 97 year old waterman 52.
My “new” 60 year old Swiss army salt and pepper backpack.
Just got back from a trip to Lake Michigan with my grandma’s 50+ year old suitcase.
Here is my 1958 Rolleiflex camera that was passed down to me. It still works perfectly and takes beautiful images.
This 117+ year old coffee grinder from Peugeot (yes the car maker)
1940′s KitchenAid Mixer (3B) I bought for $5 at a resale shop. I’ve used it 3-4 times a week for 7 yrs. I’ve also dropped the bowl twice from counter height and it has never even chipped.
Use it every day, works better than any stove I have ever owned. Only 90 years old – I guess the company was well-named: Reliable.
The only microwave my mother has ever had. I’ve had a dozen. The Panasonic Genius (1984).
1940′s Percolator Coffee Pot still used for camping & home
I regularly visit my grandmother-in-law to help with cleaning. Each time I do, I have the pleasure of using this beast. According to grandma, this thing has been kicking for around 50 years and it’s one of the best vacuum cleaners I’ve ever used.
Toastmaster 1B14 from 1951
Hunter Century fan my grandfather bought in the 40′s. 70 years old and still the quietest and best fan I have ever had.
My completely functional Moffat stove, in use since it was installed in 1955. You can still find a few online on kijiji or ebay.
Still using this 1950s Borg bathroom scale; it’s still (sadly) quite accurate!
Worlds oldest pairs of Levi’s Jeans found in a goldmine 136 years later.