I have plenty of old hand tools that I inherited from my father, from screwdrivers to pliers/cutters, to wood planes and hand drills. Much of this stuff dates back to the 1950s.
As for old test equipment, I have to control myself when let loose on eBay! I have an Avo 8 meter of late 1960s vintage, and a 1949 BPL meter, also from my late father. (BPL=British Physical Laboratories.)
Plenty of other test equipment of 1950s/1960s vintage, including scope, signal generators, VTVM etc.
None of this old equipment/tools goes out on jobs. I keep it all strictly for home work in order to preserve it for even longer!
P.S. Hey Doc, you're the same "vintage" as me!
Been meaning to ask sparky66wv if the 66 part of his handle refers to his year of birth. Virgil?
[This message has been edited by pauluk (edited 03-09-2003).]