As architects (and appreciators of all things historic) an office discussion regarding family heirlooms of tools, appliances, and other cool items (that predate most of our staff) has resulted in this great photo collection of household artifacts.
Brendan Stewart has a block and tackle handed down from his great grandfather..
…and a rocking chair that came from his great great grandparents that dates back at least 150 years.
Sydney Martin’s very old microwave. She even has a cookbook complete with a microwaved rack of lamb recipe.
Tatum Taylor’s grandfather’s set of architectural drafting tools.
Philip Evans has this bright red and yellow 1961 lawn mower.
Lindsay Reid has a set of tools in her workshop from her grandfather…
.. and a really cool foot measuring tool.
Scott Weir’s wooden boatbuilding tools, belonging to family member James Weir of Glasgow.
A 17th- 18th century Norwegian mangle board used to flatten linen is a family heirloom of Victoria Angel.
And the greatest of all, Edwin Rowse’s 95 year old toaster, equipped with a slice of fresh toast to prove it still works.