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    Antique, not exactly. True antique means produced before industrial revolution, regarding that product.
    Vintage, certainly.
    And still in use, I see them in craigslist all the time.
    Or a handful make the rounds, like re-gifted holiday fruitcake, with masonry unit shelf life.
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    So many different definitions of various words.

    When is something considered an antique?
    The rule of thumb used by most antique dealers is that anything about 100 years or older is an antique. Items that are old, but not quite that old, are called vintage.

    What is the difference between antique and vintage?
    Vintage camera from the 20th century. The difference between vintage and antique is age and marketability. Books are one item that might be either vintage or antique. Many dealers and sellers classify an antique as an item created at least 100 years ago.


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    An antique car is an automobile that is an antique. Narrower definitions vary based on how old a car must be to qualify. The Antique Automobile Club of America defines an antique car as over 25 years of age.[1] However, the legal definitions for the purpose of antique vehicle registration vary widely. The antique car era includes the Veteran era, the Brass era, and the Vintage era, which range from the beginning of the automobile up to the 1930s. Later cars are often described as classic cars. In original or originally restored condition antiques are very valuable and are usually either protected and stored or exhibited in car shows but are very rarely driven.

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    hemmjo's summation is correct. Better worded than my before industrial revolution, regarding that product statement, implying poorly a Chippendale chair or fine gold watch eras of production spans far more than say an auto.

    I used to frequent antique stores regularly, local and on the road. Offerings decidedly more appealing than today.
    'Antique' as a phrase, is frequently stolen now ruining the correct frame of reference. Now it seems to advertise 'old' to younger generations, whose elders didn't have qualifying items either, while growing up.
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    I used one just like that when I was a kid helping my uncle cover my grandparents old house with asbestos shingles for siding. That brings back some really old memories.
    If you can't make it precise make it adjustable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusty View Post
    I used one just like that when I was a kid helping my uncle cover my grandparents old house with asbestos shingles for siding. That brings back some really old memories.
    +1.. used one with my dad and grand dad siding houses in the early 70's... you could buy them brand new back then


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