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Returning to the Soviet Union. Watches, caskets, wars and world revolution

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In the USSR there were very beautiful boxes with perfume sets. So they were kept "for a look", even when the perfumes in them ended ...


I smoked a pipe and set to work on Robinson Crusoe. Not even five minutes have passed since I started reading this extraordinary book, and have already stumbled upon a sedative place: "Today we love what we will hate tomorrow."
Wilkie Collins. Moon rock


History and documents. More often it happens that today we love what we hated in past or what (this happens more often) treated with complete indifference. Here, for example, our past ... Well, who then looked with joy and delight in his soul at old grandmother's chests, if, of course, he had them? On wooden chiseled caskets, covered with scorched patterns and drawings, on homemade caskets glued or sewn from greeting cards ...


Such a simple wooden box carved on a lathe was almost an indispensable attribute of a private Soviet house. This one has been in our house since the time I remember myself, that is, in 1959 she was already there, but it’s clear that she’s much older in age


Buttons were usually kept inside. They are now stored in it. Apparently, this box is “eternal”

We treated this with complete indifference. We were sure that there, ahead, in the future, we would not need this trash, this junk, because we hoped that everything would be new and not at all in front.

So I, recalling my childhood, I can say that in our house there were several chests, chests and caskets of the most ancient kind, and then a few more “historical caskets” were added to them, which I had already acquired with my wife and which today are already pretend to become museum exhibits.

One of the chests belonged to our relative, who lived behind the wall, in the second half of the house - Uncle Volodya. It was the brother of my grandfather and a very aristocratic-looking subject. He died in 1961, and we got half of his house, and with it his furniture, cabinets and chests. And then it turned out that he was a skopidom! We found a lot of packages, bundles and boxes, as well as bundles of notebooks on which was written the year of their purchase. For example, there were notebooks of 1929, pencils of 1937 and coffee beans of 1949! Buttons from the uniforms of teachers, judges, police officers of the Russian Empire, a chain of judicial officials and even a chain of the leader of the nobility. A whole box! Another box - with matches! And he kept all this until his death, and there was a lot of it all.


No less popular storages were tin cans from the Lemon Slices marmalade

He provided me with notebooks for all ten classes, although they scolded me at school for having them “not like everyone else”, but with yellow pages, even very beautiful ones: with portraits of Russian poets and writers, with their poems and excerpts from the works on the last page of the cover.

In the chest were cuts of a beaver (such a fabric), twill, satin, gabardine and even an excellent American lendlizovskim tarpaulin - I then sewed jeans from it for archaeological excavations.


Well, this is real antiquity. My wife’s great-grandmother’s wicker box made of twigs, that’s the XNUMXth century! Truly amazing aesthetic perfection, isn't it?

I saw the second such chest in a neighboring house, at my street friends - Sasha and Zhenya Mulin. Their grandmother slept on it, which surprised me very much, although my grandmother slept on a sofa in the hall. Only the death of Uncle Volodya gave us additional living space, and grandmother, under old age, found a real bed.

In addition to such large containers, in all the houses of the time there were a lot of smaller containers. I mean wooden carved caskets. Often round, turned on lathes. For some reason they were in the poorest houses. Apparently, people always strived for the beauty of everyday life and, of course, found it. Buttons were usually kept in them, and almost all of them had them.


Chinese casket from the famous oriental lacquer with painting and mother of pearl inlay ...

In our house, however, there were things more beautiful. But it was the merit of the Chinese and my mother. She loved beautiful things, always dressed brightly and brightly, which is not surprising for a single woman with a child. And also loved to buy all sorts of beautiful trinkets. Well, just in the 50s, the Chinese began to deliver to us in the USSR excellent painted pots, very beautiful porcelain dishes, soft terry towels and lacquer boxes inlaid with ivory and mother of pearl. At that time, Chinese movies were often shown in cinemas, and film films about military heroes of the fraternal Chinese people were on sale for children. The name of one especially struck me in my memory. He was called "The heroine of the Chinese people, Liu Hu-lan," and he ended up with the cursed Chiang Kai-shek sawing her. They clearly didn’t show this in the children's tape, but next to it there were goats for firewood and lay a saw, so I guessed what was waiting for her right away, since I had to deal with saws, goats and firewood in a private house from the earliest childhood ... The most amazing thing, but this filmstrip, a rarity, can be bought on the Internet today. Be that as it may, my mother bought one such box, and even with a painting, for her jewelry. And she kept them there, and I periodically asked permission to open it and see them. Everything that lay there seemed to me something magical and amazingly beautiful.


1968 Egyptian leather box

And then came 1967. The six-day Arab-Israeli war began, and it took the Arabs weaponin exchange for which they began to supply leather caskets painted with fake gold to our country. And my mother immediately bought one and presented it to me on the 14th birthday so that I would keep my documents there. Surprisingly, it has survived to this day, although her constipation has broken and she has worn out a little.


Then the war began in Vietnam. And according to tradition, the Vietnamese also began to send lacquer boxes to our weapons. But only they were inlaid, they were no longer mother of pearl, but an egg shell. But the sets with chess, checkers and backgammon were inlaid with mother of pearl and looked extremely beautiful. And since I played chess a lot at that time, I immediately bought them for myself, and for my wife - a table boulevard with a mirror, drawers for small items, a hair brush and a buff made of buffalo. It cost 40 rubles - a whole scholarship, but what can’t you do for the sake of a loved one! He is still intact, although the varnish coating has worn off in some places. The shell inlaid with a shell was three-tiered and very comfortable. It cost 30 rubles, also not cheap. Still selling small vases for "vertical details" and large plates painted on the wall. So since that war, I have left two caskets in my house, a boulevard, chess, a plate and two vases - a real help to the fraternal Vietnamese people!



In one of the previous articles on this subject, readers started talking about fountain pens and feathers for them. What can I say? I went to school in 1962, and we wrote with pens with a pen for two years. There were calligraphy lessons at which it was necessary to display the letters especially carefully: “Pressure, volost, pressure, volost!” How stupidly spent on this time! But then it was believed that without this it is impossible. Feathers could be used only by “students”, and again I often flew for what I wrote with the pre-revolutionary (and very high-quality!) Feathers “Rondo” and “86”



Then they allowed me to write "self-records." But again, only for some reason with a pipette kit, and with a screw pump it was forbidden to use handles. Mandatory requirement - open pen. Writing with a pen with a closed pen was prohibited. But, true, all these silly restrictions were already canceled in the 5th grade. Golden pen pens were especially valued, although I cannot say that they wrote better than steel

There were no fireplaces in our private houses then, but there were chests of drawers on which various trinkets were laid out, among which the beautiful sea shell was almost an obligatory attribute. Some were inherited, so these are “ancient” souvenirs, many more than 100 years old!


Among the boxes that belonged exclusively to men, at that time in the first place were like those in this photo. They contained collapsible safety razors. True, many preferred to shave dangerous or even go to shave at the hairdresser


And, of course, boxes with cufflinks. Oh, these cufflinks that held together the buttons on the sleeves of the shirts! .. Of which there were none! Gilded and even gold in general, with pearls and “pearl-like”, made of bone, plastic, you simply can’t list everything. And the men were also given mainly cufflinks. For example, I have gathered their whole collection ... And after all, all gifted!


Lord, how many men had those cufflinks at that time ?!


In this photo there is a clock. They are also a symbol of time. Well, the ones on the left are the most common. But the watch on the right of the Kornavin brand is a big policy!

Actually, this brand, “Cornavin”, is Swiss, but they were not bought in Switzerland at all. And it was so that my mother taught the history of the CPSU at the technical college, a branch of our "polytechnic", located just next to the Penza watch factory. Naturally, she was constantly invited there to give lectures on relevant topics, and she read them well. And somehow, in gratitude for the good work, she was invited to the factory party committee and presented this watch. And they said that the Communist Parties of one country (it seems, Greece) must be helped, but it is impossible to transfer money directly to them. Therefore, they did it this way: they bought cases in Switzerland, our mechanisms were inserted into them (!) And sold to a company open by the Communist Party of this country. Moreover, of course, they sold it almost at cost price so that all the profit from sales would go to the “world revolution”.


The pendant watch is also from the same opera. They also made someone to order, but, as always, part of them were given to their people!


The dial is beautiful, albeit blind!


Some jewelry from a Chinese casket. A gilt bracelet was bought at a jewelry store on the embankment in Yalta in 1962. I really liked him then. He should have worn it in a theater with a black velvet dress ...

A brooch with a bluish transparent stone and a necklace. Mom always said that it was a “moonstone”, an inexpensive, but still semiprecious, ornamental stone. When they read to me Wilkie Collins’s novel “Moonstone”, for some reason I always imagined it that way, although in the novel it was a yellow diamond. But the bone brooch came from my grandmother. She, too, is over 100 years old: she got from her mother to her grandmother!


A theater purse relied on a velvet dress for the theater. Such handbags embroidered with fake silver were delivered to us from India, but this made them no less beautiful and also made of velvet. Going to the theater at that time was a real holiday


Naturally, people went to resorts in Sochi (primarily in Sochi, it was popular!) And, of course, brought souvenirs from there. And the main Sochi souvenir of the 50-60s was such a Sochi darn fungus from boxwood, and inside it was a container for needles
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But this souvenir is as old as my house - built in 1882. My grandfather told me that this is a Spanish pipe mouthpiece for smoking paquitosos, such small cigars. A palm tree head was cut out, but the amber mouthpiece itself broke off and crashed


Not only buttons, but also badges were stored in boxes made of wood and from tea - another very popular attribute of the Soviet era

And what badges were there only then! Apart from the October, Pioneer, Komsomol, university badges, there were a lot of just souvenir badges, especially anniversary and memorial ones. Lecturers wore special badges so that it was immediately apparent that they were "distribution lecturers." For every decade, universities also produced their anniversary badges. But the icon with the letters PR is already from our recent past. These were presented to the participants of the LETI Olympiad in PR and advertising, and our Penza students also participated in these Olympiads.


Also decoration of the Soviet era. Ceramic brooch with the face of some Greek goddess that I brought from Bulgaria in 1968 from the city of Nessebar

And funny little devils - the memory of 1977-1980. My friend gave me a middle one, which later became famous throughout the country for the production of banknotes that did not go through the treasury, and the one on the right is my answer to it. I made them at that time, several hundred or more, and went after that with my family to rest in Anapa. And there was a path to the beach, where local citizens were trading at all, from boiled corn to dried crabs, varnished. Well, I got up with them ... And these my badges were in good demand there, and thanks to this income we lived there for a month or longer, without denying anything to ourselves.


It should be noted that sometimes excellent original souvenirs were produced in the USSR, which fit to be produced again and sold ... in the souvenir shop of the Vienna Palace Hovburg. I saw this “knightly armor” and was literally stunned. Stunned and immediately bought, apparently subconsciously anticipating his fate and foreseeing the future


The visor rises, and there is a face!


But under the cuirass he has a damask, and in the shoulders - six glasses! Do not want to drink! Maybe someone will release, eh? I’ll connect it with the museum’s management and agree on everything, I promise!


And at home in the closet there was such a gramophone. But he was sold to some antiquary for 350 rubles, which at that time seemed like an unheard of amount. But then, when my daughter began to play “in her house”, and her house and family were at the beginning of the XNUMXth century, I made her an exact copy of it!


A new era - new containers ...

Yes, the past is leaving a little. But the memory of him is preserved. It is saved by both people and things!
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Articles from this series:
Back to the Land of Soviets. Bra for a boy
Back to USSR. Information for Soviet children
Archival affairs: NKVD on peasants and Stakhanovites
Archival affairs. From “class alien” to “loss of party intuition”
Back to USSR. Mosaic of memory
By the wave of our memory
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  1. Olgovich
    Olgovich 23 May 2020 05: 35 New
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    We were sure that there, ahead, in the future, we would not need this trash, this junk, because we hoped that everything would be new ahead and not at all like that.

    Alas, it was ....

    I remember how we rejoiced at the new super-duper fashionable Polish (!) Furniture set "Anka", while exposing an oak dining table and the same chest of drawers and wardrobe from the house ...
    A huge old sofa with a mirror cabinet and shelves at the head and an attached bedside table with a type-setting cover .... for a small folding bed-sofa.

    the chic radio "LUCH" with a body made of valuable woods (the highest class apparatus of the 1950s with several speakers, cost quite comparable to the "Victory"), was replaced with ultra-modern, but plastic crafts on transistors ...

    etc.

    Because-new-is, by definition, better!

    But no ...

    Once again, thank the author for returning to such a wonderful bright time of our life, for childhood
    1. Fat
      Fat 23 May 2020 06: 37 New
      -3
      They began to drive the "wine material".
      Andrey Olegich ....
      Norm! I’m not thinking of a friend either .... Give us the knowledge of when and how many soldiers and sailors were given on the cup? either this:
      "return to such a wonderful bright time of our life - to childhood"
      1. Olgovich
        Olgovich 23 May 2020 06: 46 New
        +4
        Quote: Thick
        They began to drive the "wine material".
        Andrey Olegich ....

        What kind of ... "wine stuff" are you talking about? Where do I have it?request
        Quote: Thick
        .. Give us knowledge, when and how many soldiers and sailors were given on a glass?

        I will not give, in what connection and with what these strange questions?
        Quote: Thick
        either this:
        "return to such a wonderful bright time of our life - to childhood"

        And what ... with "either that"? belay request
    2. Fat
      Fat 23 May 2020 07: 15 New
      -3
      Andrew! If only I would have sent it far, well, at least to Prokudin-Gorsky
      I don’t know .... I, the Fathers are sages ... Excited.
      1. Olgovich
        Olgovich 23 May 2020 08: 00 New
        +3
        Quote: Thick
        Andrew! If only I would have sent it far, well, at least to Prokudin-Gorsky

        well, if you ask, I am sending - "at least to Prokudin-Gorsky" yes

        And more, well, I don't understand anything, I'm sorry! " request :
        Quote: Thick
        I don’t know .... I, the Fathers are sages ...
        1. Fat
          Fat 23 May 2020 08: 58 New
          +4
          well, if you ask, I send - "at least to Prokudin-Gorsky" yes

          I went, I went, But you raised the topic Andrei,
          I thought about the speed of mental you have an archive of images.
          There are no more than fifty of them hanging around the net .... But you need to find All 300 with Rossi, I have already saved 10 .... No, except for Leo Tolstoy's 1908 anniversary ... of course.
          There is nothing to argue about. Let's dig together.
          In addition to Andrei, I invite everyone who does not breathe evenly into pre-Soviet history.
          Others think that the Country of Soviets arose from the vacuum of the 1st world ... Let's, together with Prokudin-Gorsky, give back Our difficult life. He shot Russia in color, until the revolutionary need in 1920 destroyed his unique camera ....
          Later ... The master taught military flying aerial photography and went to Europe from our beloved expanses ... But the pictures, shots ... Sometimes we take them for painting ...
          What else to say ... find Help, Friends ... Or as my friend says to me ... Fathers!
          1. Olgovich
            Olgovich 23 May 2020 09: 26 New
            0
            Quote: Thick
            You have an archive of pictures.
            There are no more than fifty of them hanging around the net .... But you need to find All 300 with Rossi, I have already saved 10-k ..


            As far as I was looking, here: http: //prokudin-gorskiy.ru/index.php- the most complete archive of photographs of Prokudin-Gorsky, there 2700 works .

            There is a description of the picture, history, reconstruction, hypothesis, corrections of its errors in names and years, reviews, comments, comparisons of the past and current state of the objects being shot, very interesting!

            The ascetics have already done a great professional and painstaking work.

            Our task, I think, is to know this work and talk about it with it. who does not know her, but who cares
            1. Fat
              Fat 23 May 2020 12: 40 New
              +2
              Yes, Andrey. It is very necessary. I look ... not ALL of these pictures of the master .... Weed out smile The main archive is considered lost.
              1. Olgovich
                Olgovich 23 May 2020 13: 26 New
                +1
                Quote: Thick
                Yes, Andrey. It is very necessary. I look ..

                I especially like to see color pictures of temples - what an indescribable beauty created by our people!

                It is bitter that many of them were blown up, burned, rebuilt — the churches of Suzdal, Petrozavodsk, Perm, etc., etc. are now available only in these paintings ....

                Look at the amazing Russian baroque church of Dmitry Salunsky in Suzdal (dismantled for ... hunchback)

                And what beautiful people, children ...
    3. Uncle Izya
      Uncle Izya 23 May 2020 08: 50 New
      +5
      Well, the Ocean radio was cool at that time, or the portable Baltic was 50 years old
      1. Olgovich
        Olgovich 23 May 2020 09: 40 New
        +4
        Quote: Uncle Izya
        Well Ocean Radio

        I do not argue.

        But look at this miracle of engineering and design sample 1956!


        11-tube superheterodyne AM-FM receiver combined with a universal electronic control unit. In the radiol six ranges built-in rotary magnetic antenna and VHF dipole, key range switch, fine tuning indicator, automatic gain control, separate smooth adjustment of tones, smooth adjustment of the IF band. AC radio consists of two 5GD-14 broadband loudspeakers located on the front panel and two high-frequency 1GD-9 loudspeakers located on the side walls. Universal electronic control unit with asynchronous electric motor and drive at 33 and 78 rpm, with semi-automatic start and automatic shutdown has a piezoceramic pickup for two corundum needles for regular and long-playing records with a service life of 200 hours. Radio Case -valuable breeds wood

        This is a spaceship in those days, but what a sound!

        not saved ... changed to a transistor compact ...

        Radiola, by the way, "Suite"... "Ray" was a movie projector ...
        1. cost
          cost 23 May 2020 10: 52 New
          +7
          Among the boxes that belonged exclusively to men, at that time in the first place were like those in this photo

          My grandfather was not sighted and shaved with an electric razor, but he had an amazing thing, an aftershave. I really liked him, and as a child I often played them
          1. vladcub
            vladcub 23 May 2020 21: 19 New
            +4
            I use a safe razor now. And I don’t have such a pulsator. At the godfather, once had
        2. Uncle Izya
          Uncle Izya 23 May 2020 12: 00 New
          +5
          The Baltic states had a good radio factory; now they have nothing but ports
      2. vladcub
        vladcub 23 May 2020 17: 54 New
        +4
        I have an Ocean and is now standing on the closet. It is operational but can be operated on batteries.
  2. Kote Pan Kokhanka
    Kote Pan Kokhanka 23 May 2020 05: 38 New
    16
    Holy locker!
    In the 00s, when I got married, the ordinary and banal ransom of the bride did not suit me. He approached this process creatively. They made fake dolls of money, exchanged wine for juice, juice for wine, etc.
    The most difficult project was a chest of money. The casket was hereditary grandmother 120x60x60 with paired handles for carrying on each side. Half scored it with polystyrene. And from above began to fall asleep a trifle. Melos collected long and hard two months, but scored him to the top. A special car was even allocated for the ransom for a Moskvich-412 suitcase with a trunk, and my uncles were identified as its porters! They started cursing him on the third floor !!! However, at the bride’s side, our jokes did not find understanding! One "smart woman" pulled off a fake doll and tried to pay in the store. However, my brother-in-law, too, did not burn out after receiving the cash of the chest for pocket expenses !!!
    Vyacheslav thank you very much for your memories!
    By the way, I got my first watch in the first class and it was quite a status item !!!
    Have a nice weekend !!!
    1. Fat
      Fat 23 May 2020 07: 07 New
      +3
      Quote: Kote Pan Kokhanka
      Holy locker!
      In the 00s, when I got married, the ordinary and banal ransom of the bride did not suit me. He approached this process creatively. They made fake dolls of money, exchanged wine for juice, juice for wine, etc.
      The most difficult project was a chest of money. The casket was hereditary grandmother 120x60x60 with paired handles for carrying on each side. Half scored it with polystyrene. And from above began to fall asleep a trifle. Melos collected long and hard two months, but scored him to the top. A special car was even allocated for the ransom for a Moskvich-412 suitcase with a trunk, and my uncles were identified as its porters! They started cursing him on the third floor !!! However, at the bride’s side, our jokes did not find understanding! One "smart woman" pulled off a fake doll and tried to pay in the store. However, my brother-in-law, too, did not burn out after receiving the cash of the chest for pocket expenses !!!
      Vyacheslav thank you very much for your memories!
      By the way, I got my first watch in the first class and it was quite a status item !!!
      Have a nice weekend !!!

      YES! stunned! I thought: my beloved is romantic .... Duck the whole van --- it's a coward .... I know that ... a month ..... She doesn’t need it. and then, how come .....
      Well!!! Ugly Romance
    2. vladcub
      vladcub 23 May 2020 21: 14 New
      +3
      Namesake, + for fiction. By God, few people thought of such a thing.
  3. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 23 May 2020 06: 06 New
    +6
    true satisfaction is received not by the owner of a beautiful thing, but by its author ...
    1. Olgovich
      Olgovich 23 May 2020 06: 51 New
      +5
      Quote: Pvi1206
      true satisfaction is received not by the owner of a beautiful thing, but by its author ...

      Collectors may not agree with you ...
      1. Pvi1206
        Pvi1206 23 May 2020 07: 16 New
        0
        maybe I'm wrong, but for collectors - the main thing is the cost of things ...
        1. Olgovich
          Olgovich 23 May 2020 08: 06 New
          +1
          Quote: Pvi1206
          maybe I'm wrong, but for collectors - the main thing is the cost of things ...

          As far as I know, many of them simply have a manic desire to possess their own subject of enthusiasm.

          the cost is closer to the shops ... IMHO
        2. Mordvin 3
          Mordvin 3 23 May 2020 09: 20 New
          +4
          Quote: Pvi1206
          maybe I'm wrong, but for collectors - the main thing is the cost of things ...

          Wrong.
      2. Fat
        Fat 23 May 2020 07: 43 New
        +2
        They can ... These, there are two things THIS never lacks .... Either money, or shelf space ....
        Good day, friends!
    2. Fat
      Fat 23 May 2020 06: 51 New
      -3
      Vladimir! said such disgusting things! As if we all her, him ... so ... so .. HOW TOAST BORN .....
    3. Catfish
      Catfish 23 May 2020 07: 07 New
      +8
      true satisfaction is received not by the owner of a beautiful thing, but by its author ...

      From history I can recall only one case - Pygmalion with Galatea.
      1. vladcub
        vladcub 23 May 2020 21: 11 New
        +3
        Kostya, your Galatea is super
        1. Catfish
          Catfish 23 May 2020 21: 22 New
          +2
          Glory, unfortunately not mine. request He typed in neta to illustrate Galatea and, as he saw it, immediately fell in love.
          1. Pane Kohanku
            Pane Kohanku 25 May 2020 09: 38 New
            +3
            He typed in neta to illustrate Galatea and, as he saw it, immediately fell in love.

            colleagues, passed, and admired the communication. good A wonderful forum with shared memories. drinks I bow to you all!
    4. Fat
      Fat 23 May 2020 07: 36 New
      -4
      Well, you ... Either a Pervert, or a romantic, or a rich .... Duc all three in one .... yes, yes, "deaf-blind and mute captain of the long voyage"
  4. Fat
    Fat 23 May 2020 06: 59 New
    -5
    Vyacheslav Olegovich. Selected topic, land, water ..... Others live there, I do not want to go over the edge. Let them do their work .....
    1. Catfish
      Catfish 23 May 2020 07: 02 New
      10
      I apologize, Andrey Borysych, what are you talking about here?
      1. Fat
        Fat 23 May 2020 07: 49 New
        +4
        Quote: Sea Cat
        I apologize, Andrey Borysych, what are you talking about here?

        About Good Morning ... I am very, very Glad. And then everything is not the analysis, the forecast ...
        Just Glad morning .... I want to share laughing laughing wassat crying tongue
        1. Catfish
          Catfish 23 May 2020 07: 51 New
          +8
          And good morning and good mood to you. smile good
  5. sergo1914
    sergo1914 23 May 2020 07: 10 New
    +2
    Well. Maybe so. When he wants to.
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 23 May 2020 11: 02 New
      +4
      Well. Maybe so. When he wants to.

      Can. yes And it is interesting to read it with an eye to joy when the material is presented impartially and without political and ideological implications. Looking at these objects, you understand how many such "little things" are irretrievably lost and you regret that he himself put his hand to this in his own time, throwing away something like that as unnecessary.
      1. kalibr
        23 May 2020 17: 22 New
        +6
        I always write the same way and always base my text on something. Or on documents or on caskets. There is no fundamental difference between them.
        1. Nyrobsky
          Nyrobsky 23 May 2020 17: 46 New
          +4
          Quote: kalibr
          I always write the same way and always base my text on something. Or on documents or on caskets.

          Well, today Vyacheslav is definitely not witnessing heated battles and disputes over the past, but there is definitely an expression of nostalgic notes on bygone times in a good way. hi
  6. Svarog
    Svarog 23 May 2020 07: 30 New
    +6
    The box made of twigs was also impressed by the Spanish tube, in general, a lot of beautiful things. We draw such people themselves smelted in childhood from lead. Somehow they are made even differently, surprisingly, but things from the past, coupled with fantasy, can move consciousness in time.
    1. Van 16
      Van 16 23 May 2020 10: 12 New
      +2
      "The vine box impressed"
      Such things are generally very interesting. When I was in Veliky Novgorod, I got a lot of emotions, there are so many interesting things, wow! of birch bark, of wood, of vines, of straw, all kinds of bells, and everything was done so well, and moreover, you can talk to the master - what, how, why. Well, the city itself, of course, is the only Hagia Sophia that is worth it.
    2. kalibr
      23 May 2020 16: 03 New
      +7
      They were made, Vladimir, like this: a plasticine mask is molded, smeared with fat, and frozen in the freezer. Then it is dipped over and over again in the melted paraffin. The plasticine is removed and filled with epoxy resin. Then it is removed, a groove is made at the back for a pin fastener, the muzzle is varnished, eyes made of "pebbles" from cheap earrings are inserted. ALL!
  7. Al Asad
    Al Asad 23 May 2020 07: 58 New
    +6
    We kept buttons in a red tin can from Indian tea. And the chest was pre-revolutionary. Everything was thrown out when we moved (
    1. cost
      cost 23 May 2020 08: 15 New
      +8
      Granny kept buttons and threads in a wooden casket from under the lotto. There was also a pillow with needles

      1. kalibr
        23 May 2020 08: 33 New
        +6
        All this will be forgotten after a while. Even in our museum I.N. Ulyanov put up some crumbs - just right there they can carry something of this. And how should the same writers of the future work, who sooner or later will start writing "about the good old time"? Filmmakers making films "Back to the Past", or just people interested in what came before them? So I wanted to write about it ... There was also a container for sweets of 1912 made of tin with printed color pictures for the anniversary of the war of 1812, but ... the colors were crumbling, the same box of 1956 from under the lemon slices was about to order live long and has already been sent to the country, where she is too tough for mice. In a word, time flows - and things change ...
        1. cost
          cost 23 May 2020 09: 15 New
          +7
          I welcome you, Vyacheslav hi
          All this will be forgotten after some time at all.

          Well do not tell.
          Great-grandmother carefully kept two old buttons from the wedding beshmet of my great-grandfather in her casket along with the Order of Mother Glory of the XNUMXrd art. and funerals for sons. Grannies have long been gone, but I keep them, and my children and grandchildren will keep


  8. 3x3zsave
    3x3zsave 23 May 2020 08: 43 New
    +6
    Thank you, Vyacheslav Olegovich!
    Once again I remembered Jerome and the "genius sculptors of porcelain dogs"
  9. Undecim
    Undecim 23 May 2020 08: 59 New
    10
    We treated this with complete indifference. We were sure that there, ahead, in the future, we would not need this trash, this junk, because we hoped that everything would be new and not at all in front.
    Alas, the understanding that time is running out irrevocably comes ... with time, and things that, many years ago, only by a fortune, fell into the attic, not in the garbage bin, acquire a completely different meaning.
    But if objects of material culture can still be found somewhere, restored, then the knowledge, information, skills that have left with people, and whose chances of getting "to the attic" are much less, are irretrievably lost.
    1. Fat
      Fat 23 May 2020 09: 25 New
      +4
      Quote: Undecim
      We treated this with complete indifference. We were sure that there, ahead, in the future, we would not need this trash, this junk, because we hoped that everything would be new and not at all in front.
      Alas, the understanding that time is running out irrevocably comes ... with time, and things that, many years ago, only by a fortune, fell into the attic, not in the garbage bin, acquire a completely different meaning.
      But if objects of material culture can still be found somewhere, restored, then the knowledge, information, skills that have left with people, and whose chances of getting "to the attic" are much less, are irretrievably lost.

      So what? give up? While you are Viktor Nikolayevich .... With authority, crush us, I mourn, Me, well, I think ... lol
      Victor Nikolaevich! isn’t it easier to share thoughts ... Help, if there is interest, will be found ...
      1. Undecim
        Undecim 23 May 2020 09: 51 New
        +6
        Specially recorded your comment. I'll try in the country under Madeira to unravel the meaning of what is written. If possible, I will answer. Perhaps Klitschko will help. He is such a master of pearls.
    2. kalibr
      23 May 2020 15: 59 New
      +3
      Quote: Undecim
      But if objects of material culture can still be found somewhere, restored, then the knowledge, information, skills that have left with people, and whose chances of getting "to the attic" are much less, are irretrievably lost.

      Your words here are directly requested in the epigraph to the next material. Let me
      1. vladcub
        vladcub 23 May 2020 21: 02 New
        +6
        V. N. the man is generous: he puts out how many interesting things, which means he will not mind
  10. Fat
    Fat 23 May 2020 09: 14 New
    +2
    Quote: Thick
    well, if you ask, I send - "at least to Prokudin-Gorsky" yes

    I went, I went, But you raised the topic Andrei,
    I thought about the speed of mental you have an archive of images.
    There are no more than fifty of them hanging around the net .... But you need to find All 300 with Rossi, I have already saved 10 .... No, except for Leo Tolstoy's 1908 anniversary ... of course.
    There is nothing to argue about. Let's dig together.
    In addition to Andrei, I invite everyone who does not breathe evenly into pre-Soviet history.
    Others think that the Country of Soviets arose from the vacuum of the 1st world ... Let's, together with Prokudin-Gorsky, give back Our difficult life. He shot Russia in color, until the revolutionary need in 1920 destroyed his unique camera ....
    Later ... The master taught military flying aerial photography and went to Europe from our beloved expanses ... But the pictures, shots ... Sometimes we take them for painting ...
    What else to say ... find Help, Friends ... Or as my friend says to me ... Fathers!

    COLOUR! you will find it by color
    1. cost
      cost 23 May 2020 09: 46 New
      +7
      I thought about the speed of mental you have an archive of images.
      There are no more than fifty of them hanging around the net .... But you need to find All 300 with Rossi, I have already saved 10 .... No, except for Leo Tolstoy's 1908 anniversary ... of course.
      There is nothing to argue about. Let's dig together.
      In addition to Andrei, I invite everyone who does not breathe evenly into pre-Soviet history.
      Others think that the Country of Soviets arose from the vacuum of the 1st world ... Let's, together with Prokudin-Gorsky, give back Our difficult life. He shot Russia in color, until the revolutionary need in 1920 destroyed his unique camera ....
      Later ... The master taught military flying aerial photography and went to Europe from our beloved expanses ... But the pictures, shots ... Sometimes we take them for painting ...
      What else to say ... find Help, Friends ... Or as my friend says to me ... Fathers!

      Greetings, Andrew hi
      Prokudin-Gorsky I really like the same. Pay attention to this:
      Over 2600 photos of Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky in the public domain
      link - https://cameralabs.org/12519-bolee-2600-fotografij-sergeya-prokudina-gorskogo-v-otkrytom-dostupe
      High Resolution Photos of Prokudin-Gorsky
      ссылка - https://yandex.ru/images/search?text=фотографии%20прокудина-горского%20в%20высоком%20разрешении&stype=image&lr=5&source=wiz
      The rarest color photographs of Prokudin-Gorsky (70 photos)
      link - https://fishki.net/1483069-redchajshie-cvetnye-fotografii-prokudina-gorskogo.html
      Good luck with your search.
      Best regards
      Dmitriy
      Photo. Several works of a recognized master








      1. Fat
        Fat 24 May 2020 22: 51 New
        +2
        Thank! Five more
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  11. Van 16
    Van 16 23 May 2020 09: 23 New
    +6
    Wow! How many memories immediately surged!
    My grandmother had such a chest, large and wooden, all the valuables were stored there, I was on it, small, I liked to sleep)) and on the inside of the lid of the postcard were glued, all sorts, different.
    And Mom’s moonstone ring was mysterious. I thought there really is a stone from the moon))
    And cufflinks, of course, where without them. And there were such iron bands, they put on sleeves.
    Thank you, Vyacheslav Olegovich!
    1. cost
      cost 23 May 2020 10: 04 New
      11
      mom’s moonstone ring

      Thank you, Ivan, for remembering the unpretentious decoration of our mothers. And mine was the same. A simple silver ring with a "mysterious" Indian stone. She loved him very much
      1. Van 16
        Van 16 23 May 2020 10: 15 New
        +4
        Here - here, exactly, well, at least very similar!
  12. Van 16
    Van 16 23 May 2020 10: 34 New
    +5
    Not quite in the subject, just wondering, but such a thing as a "ruling pen" still exists or is that all, the Stone Age? And then in the last grades we spent so much energy on its development))
    1. cost
      cost 23 May 2020 11: 06 New
      +7
      Reisfeder was an obligatory attribute of every Soviet woman smile

      My mother had a German eyebrow tweezer; she brought it from Germany, where my father served. This tweezers was envied by all her friends who used a drawing pen for this.
      1. Undecim
        Undecim 23 May 2020 11: 38 New
        +6
        A mascara for modern ladies introduces into a stupor.
        1. kalibr
          23 May 2020 15: 51 New
          +2
          I have not survived this ...
        2. 3x3zsave
          3x3zsave 24 May 2020 06: 06 New
          +3
          The famous "spittoon"!
    2. kalibr
      23 May 2020 15: 52 New
      +4
      Quote: Van 16
      and such a thing as "ruling pen" still exists or is that all, the Stone Age?

      No does not exist! At the first year of my future engineers, for about 1 years I had to explain how. Listened with bated breath!
  13. iouris
    iouris 23 May 2020 12: 28 New
    +2
    What did Shpakovsky leave from the USSR? - Buttons (did not leave a stone on a stone). Why.
  14. Aviator_
    Aviator_ 23 May 2020 12: 40 New
    +6
    And I still have a box from a gift from the Kremlin Christmas tree in 1960 - a gift from Khabarovsk (!) Brought and presented by my aunt in 1960. The lid was not preserved, there was: "Happy New Year 1960!" The sides of the box depict the achievements of the USSR in 1959



    1. kalibr
      23 May 2020 15: 50 New
      +3
      This is your real museum rarity! Congratulations ... Take care ...
  15. Trilobite Master
    Trilobite Master 23 May 2020 12: 52 New
    +6
    Vyacheslav Olegovich, thanks for the material. smile hi
    My father’s ancestors left a lot of household items - casting molds for fishing sinkers, shuttles for weaving nets, boxes and baskets for mushrooms, and much more, but all this was done by my grandfather after the war.
    From the pre-war, there were only a couple of icons, a kerosene stove, a dining table (the countertop was replaced) and my great-grandmother's chest - everything else burned down along with the house and the whole village during the war.
    For almost everyone, it is like this - after the war, life began almost from scratch, in dugouts. From our old courtyard only the former 3x3 barn was preserved, in which several families lived immediately after the war.
    But on the mother’s side, when they shared the inheritance with other relatives, I took books for myself. Grandfather (the one who is half Tatar laughing ), collected after the war a very good library, the bulk of which are military memoirs. There is the complete collected works of Simonov, and much more, to list everything - no time is enough.
    And so it turned out that our antiquities were preserved, mainly, of the second half of the XNUMXth century. request
    1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
      Kote Pan Kokhanka 23 May 2020 13: 22 New
      +6
      Books are everything! In Soviet times, my parents dodged to leave me a library. In 1995, it numbered 15 copies. Thanks to them !!!
      1. Trilobite Master
        Trilobite Master 23 May 2020 13: 40 New
        +3
        Quote: Kote pane Kohanka
        15 copies.

        belay
        Fuck, sorry for my French ... Ah ... how is it? Even if you remove one toe, and then a figure worthy of respect turns out ... And with a toe I can’t even imagine how and where to store it ... I was personally acquainted and even visited several professors, doctors of sciences, was admitted to their personal libraries, but ... fifteen thousand is beyond my comprehension. Probably, they didn’t have as many as two. I now have about 300 books at home and sometimes I think that this is a lot ...
        1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
          Kote Pan Kokhanka 23 May 2020 13: 53 New
          +7
          Five-room apartment for mom, in all rooms there are shelving, walls, bookcases and shelves! My three-room apartment in Yekaterinburg is a bookcase with books on a 5-meter wall, from floor to ceiling in the bedroom. In the house, “wardrobe” 16 to 16 wardrobe half of the book in three rows !!! Plus a wall in the living room and a separate rack on the third floor! I also plan to make a cabinet in the lobby of the third floor, but my wife rested - flowers. There was still a little thought in the restroom to load bookshelves !!! He stammered, they almost drove him out of the house !!!
          1. Trilobite Master
            Trilobite Master 23 May 2020 14: 24 New
            +4
            Vlad, is there a catalog? Did not try to systematize it somehow? But then, probably, no one already remembers what is stored there and where? I judge from my own experience - for example, I can’t always quickly find the right book at home.
            1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
              Kote Pan Kokhanka 23 May 2020 16: 49 New
              +6
              I dream of my book printing and catalog. I tried to agitate the child, it did not work.
              On the other hand, the systematization is simple, “empirically established”!
              Historical books, adventures, science fiction - in my old room in mom’s apartment. Detectives in the former business bedroom. Subscription editions in the parents bedroom. There are also Soviet encyclopedias. In the dining room are non-fiction publications and poems. In a large room there are textbooks, philosophical works, jurisprudence and everything else related to training.
              Military literature - the first wardrobe closet at home, Fiction, series - the second wardrobe closet. History is the third closet. Technical Encyclopedias - Half 4 Cabinets. The second half is a mixed hodgepodge. In the living room at home and in my apartment without a systemic mess. There is what I read.
              In the bathroom in the apartment - A. Shtencil, Plutarch and Skrytnikov.
              In the bathroom of the house - Fedoseyev, Patients, Karamzin, before that there was Kostomarov.
              About 50 different gift books and buildings are still at work! Which do not let go home. There are my institute work, manuals and training materials, and more recently, problems. They live in three bedside tables and one safe.
              Until recently, I am implementing the “Premarital Contract” - one book from the salary! On holiday birthday I can buy two in a quiet place !!! True, often the "Palestinians" !!!
              Forgot in the bath - the history of the Slavs and where did the Slavs come from !!!
              I used to read at least 300 pages a day. Now no more than 100. I got carried away IN !!!
              Sincerely, Your Vlad!
              1. Trilobite Master
                Trilobite Master 23 May 2020 18: 12 New
                +4
                With such a library, an ex libris is simply a must!
                In the form of a bird of Gamayun against the background of a holey rock. smile
                And the catalog is simply necessary to at least imagine what treasures you possess ... smile And brag to friends! And surprise the guests! No, it's cool, it's very cool!
                And if you reduce the catalog to a single file, print, bind - it will be cool. Only need to leave empty spaces for new arrivals. smile
                And what an interesting job is to sort through books. I usually have enough hours for one and a half or two, then you sit and read ... smile
                Quote: Kote pane Kohanka
                I used to read at least 300 pages a day

                For me, the numbers are unattainable. I read slowly. Especially historical literature, because I check the links, constantly returning back, schemes, tables - all this is sorted out extremely slowly.
                1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
                  Kote Pan Kokhanka 23 May 2020 19: 43 New
                  +6
                  Last time I cleaned my mother in an apartment about 5 years ago! Put the rack in the dining room! I killed three weeks !!! Only ZhZL Three regiments (each includes from 65 to 75 books)!
                  Unlike you, I read quickly, swallow images and emotions, I don’t remember names and dates! Because of this, I often get into the trouble !!! repeat
                  Plus, the paws are crooked, so revs come up instead of ruts !!! request
                  Regarding the value of the library, I hope to convey to my daughter, but alas, the age of technology !!!
                  1. kalibr
                    24 May 2020 07: 24 New
                    +4
                    Fantasy! But I’m getting rid of many books. I give it to the library. There is no place to store and no one reads and will not read. Balzac, Kuprin, Tolstoy, Maupassant, Chapygin ... Everything is in the past.
                    1. 3x3zsave
                      3x3zsave 24 May 2020 07: 49 New
                      +4
                      Hmmm. If I faced the choice between Dostoevsky and Kuprin, I would leave the latter.
                      1. kalibr
                        24 May 2020 08: 07 New
                        +3
                        Oh, Anton! Since our daughter moved in with her husband, we have been using her room as a storage room. There is a huge fridge freezer, a microwave oven, "supplies" ... It turned out to be more important for the family than books. Only its wall remained with them. Remnant of "culture". You still need a chest freezer there. Buy. We no longer buy carrots, we don’t buy onions, ... but we can, in principle, buy nothing at all, except for fresh tomatoes. In old age, healthy eating is more important than books.
                      2. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 24 May 2020 08: 14 New
                        +4
                        The age-old "housing problem" ... I have nowhere to store the equipment. By the way, a year ago the first "storeyed" was opened in St. Petersburg.
            2. 3x3zsave
              3x3zsave 24 May 2020 06: 11 New
              +3
              I dream of my book printing and catalog.
              This is called the bookplate.
            3. vladcub
              vladcub 24 May 2020 13: 32 New
              +4
              Namesake, I’m slain. Ural cats are already reading Plutarch! While the mistress did not look, the cat jumped into the bath and Plutarch scoop.
              And Caucasian cats climb cats
          2. Fat
            Fat 24 May 2020 23: 05 New
            +1
            The catalog is terrible. Once I tried to make cards - I didn’t succeed .. Because it turned out that I don’t like to read alone ... I remember that I took it in my hands but there isn’t Tom anymore ....
  • dgonni
    dgonni 23 May 2020 12: 58 New
    +3
    There is a box of candy :). Fungus for darn as well. Got from parents. As far as I remember, they had them. Rare books however.
    For Soviet Electronics! A neighbor once long ago gave a Soviet tape recorder out of his barn. Tube reel without housing. The body has rotted. All in dust and chicken droppings. Vacuum cleaner plugs turned on working. But in the 80s, such things were not appreciated and the boys and I handed him over to the scrap metal. Right now I wouldn’t do that of course.
  • Looking for
    Looking for 23 May 2020 14: 46 New
    -6
    the author has made titanic efforts in the cause of the collapse of the USSR. and now he is pouring crocodile tears and is sanctimoniously touched by trinkets from the USSR.
    1. kalibr
      23 May 2020 15: 36 New
      +5
      Alexander, I, of course, understand that I want ... I really want to show my zeal and virtue. But you write nonsense. The lecturer of the OK Komsomol and the RK KPSS, the teacher of the history of the CPSU, could not have contributed titanic efforts to the collapse of the USSR, with all his might. Wouldn't give ... there was someone to follow! But he himself ... well, who cuts the goose that lays the golden eggs: 10 r. for each lecture to the people, 320 p. assistant professor's salary, 25 rubles. for participation in the "round table", business trips to Moscow at the first request, a special clinic, respect again ... And it is not clear why to be deprived of all this? What are you? Don't wishful thinking ... Look stupid! You still write about the ruins of the mosque!
  • New Year day
    New Year day 23 May 2020 16: 22 New
    +7
    much of what was in the photo was with me. I have forgotten about such things. thank you for the memories
  • Region-25.rus
    Region-25.rus 23 May 2020 16: 50 New
    +3
    We, too, in the first class (81st year) wrote exclusively with feathers ... and I think it is right!))
    1. Astra wild
      Astra wild 24 May 2020 16: 16 New
      +2
      I started with a ballpoint pen. And now I remember: light gray for 35 kopecks, and our classroom wrote with an "eternal pen" all the time, a black fountain pen with an open nib. She was constantly in ink. We giggled softly: acuratist, well dressed, and ink on our fingers
  • Astra wild
    Astra wild 23 May 2020 19: 51 New
    +4
    Vyacheslav Olegovich, you are a real collector, what only do you not have? I would like to go into your apartment, but without you ..
    Of all that you have depicted, I am well familiar: a safety razor, my father-in-law had a "golden" fountain pen with a closed nib: my mother-in-law loved "self-records", my last gift to her was a similar fountain pen: "Union" but blue. Now her daughter, my named sister, got out a similar pen and ink somewhere, sometimes writes it, and I don't like this, but I kept a similar fungus, but without a hat. My husband kept teasing: why do I need such a fungus.
    1. kalibr
      24 May 2020 07: 19 New
      +2
      Quote: Astra wild
      I would like to go into your apartment, but without you ..

      Without me, dear Astra, you would not have seen much. They just didn't find it. Since it is not kept in sight. It's just that my family is "ancient", lived in a house built in 1882, well, and saved up a lot of things. Then the wife's savings were added, and there was also an "ancient family" there: the great-grandmother was a seamstress, her husband was a traveling salesman, and traded in tea. So there was abundance in the house. Why do you think it was easy for me to write the novel "Three from Exsk", where the business begins in 1918? They told me all the time how it was "then". And the things around me were "those".
      1. Astra wild
        Astra wild 24 May 2020 15: 29 New
        +1
        "since not everything is kept in plain sight" is sad.
        "They told me all the time how it was" then ", probably when they wrote:" People with weapons "You did not have such evidence?
        1. kalibr
          24 May 2020 18: 06 New
          +1
          "People and Weapons" is primarily about the land overseas. But everything that concerns the Indians, manners and customs, as well as prices, is taken from the books of contemporaries. And then they told me and I sat a lot with my own eyes, so it was easy to imagine the life of that time.
          1. Astra wild
            Astra wild 24 May 2020 19: 14 New
            +1
            Vyacheslav Olegovich, you again are not attentive: "and I sat with my own eyes a lot" in your phrase 2 errors: 1-saw, but did not sit, probably you wanted to say that you were sitting in the archives and the museum and saw many objects and everything is easier for you provide.
            2-saw with my own eyes: a person can not see through the eyes of others. However, many make this mistake. Be careful. You are an interesting author, but not attentiveness harms you
            1. kalibr
              26 May 2020 07: 15 New
              0
              Quote: Astra wild
              Be careful. You are an interesting author, but not attentiveness harms you

              And this, Astra, is a congenital defect and still acquired by many years of work with proofreaders ... Usually they clean it up for me.
  • vladcub
    vladcub 23 May 2020 20: 37 New
    +4
    I also had to write with a fountain pen. It was like this with us: ink was allowed to be written after I learned to write well in pencil.
    I well remember the inkwells, blotters, and the non-spill inkwell.
    I remember feathers: "duck", "Pioneer", "stationery".
    For some time I had an "eternal feather" '"Union", but then "balls" came.
    1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
      Kote Pan Kokhanka 23 May 2020 21: 22 New
      +3
      I went to first grade Glory in 1985. The pens were already ordinary ballpoint. There was no calligraphy, so that the handwriting "Kura paw writes better"! The administration sometimes swears !!!
  • Old26
    Old26 24 May 2020 18: 29 New
    +5
    Quote: Olgovich
    But look at this miracle of engineering and design sample 1956!

    Something similar happened at our home. True, such a radio tape EMNIP "Estonia-2" was called. With two columns. But time ... This radio was replaced by the Corvette stereoelectrophone, and at first VEF-12, then VEF-201 (EMNIP), then Riga-103 was used as a radio. And in the 50s (I remember vaguely), my grandparents had a receiver with a vertical scale. But they listened to him only when they were in the rooms. There was a black speaker plate in the kitchen. Unfortunately grandma and grandfather left e6go when they moved. And this rarity still worked in the mid-60s. it was through him that I heard Levitan, who reported about Gagarin's flight.

    Quote: Rich
    but he had an amazing thing - an after-shave spray. I really liked him, and as a child I often played them

    We had such a spray gun. Only green glass. There was such a perfume set on the dressing table. There were no boxes with razors, but after the GDR, in our family everyone had travel bags. Now I use them to store small screwdrivers. Previously, this travel bag was intended for manicure, so where to put a screwdriver.
    There were no caskets for buttons, but on one of his visits on vacation, his father bought a kilogram can of black caviar in a blue tin can in a deli. Buttons were stored in it. Somewhere in the basement is still lying

    Quote: vladcub
    I use a safe razor now. And I don’t have such a pulsator. At the godfather, once had

    Now most colognes come with a spray button

    Quote: Van 16
    Not quite in the subject, just wondering, but such a thing as a "ruling pen" still exists or is that all, the Stone Age? And then in the last grades we spent so much energy on its development))

    About 15 years ago, it still existed. A class in 8 daughter bought a school readymade, so there he was ...

    Quote: kalibr
    No does not exist! At the first year of my future engineers, for about 1 years I had to explain how. Listened with bated breath!

    That's right. After all, ink is no longer being drawn. Somewhere in 2008-2010, in a neighboring room, a person had a plotter. So at the time of the completion of the course there was a turn to him. It’s easier for students to draw and print on a computer than to draw on a kulman ...

    Quote: Trilobite Master
    many household items remained - casting molds for fishing sinkers, shuttles for weaving nets, boxes and baskets for mushrooms

    Yes, a couple of things from the household also remained. The copper jug ​​with which my grandmother used to go for kerosene before the war, my grandfather’s shoe hammer (also pre-war), a mortar and pestle (a cast-iron seems to be a heavy infection). A neighbor once took from his wife in order to crush and then pretended to be a hose that he returned. I had to talk seriously. He returned it.

    Quote: Kote Pan Kokhanka
    Books are everything! In Soviet times, my parents dodged to leave me a library. In 1995, it numbered 15 copies. Thanks to them !!!

    Hats off (although I've never worn one). I have only about 3000 volumes in my family. True, there are several unusual ones. for example, the four-volume encyclopedic dictionary (supplement to the Novy Mir magazine for 1908), the six-volume (EMNIP) of Lenin in an orange cover in 1936, the post-war edition of I.V., Stalin (unfortunately not complete). Moreover, the last two (Lenin and Stalin) were pulled out of the bundle at work, they were going to hand over to waste paper. One truth did not have time to "snatch". She was not listed anywhere, she was presented to the deputy director, and she gave it to our department, since we had a library. The book is called My Struggle (black bound). It is, of course, very difficult to read. But interesting.

    Quote: Trilobite Master
    With such a library, an ex libris is simply a must!

    Father back in the late 50s did. Almost all books are stamped

    Quote: Astra wild
    I started with a ballpoint pen. And now I remember: light gray for 35 kopecks, and our classroom wrote with an "eternal pen" all the time, a black fountain pen with an open nib. She was constantly in ink. We giggled softly: acuratist, well dressed, and ink on our fingers

    First 2 years - fountain pen and non-plucking. At the end of the 2nd grade, several classmates were allowed, including me. writing with a fountain pen with an open nib. Then there was the Chinese one with a closed gold nib and an open iridium one. Now perhaps the most difficult thing is to get ink (although until 2013 there was always an ink pen in your jacket pocket (more likely for a show-off). The weakness is to write with a good pen in a good notebook (diary). For 40 years, they gave a ballpoint "Parker" - already 26 years ago works, although many others were thrown away a long time ago ...
    1. Ua3qhp
      Ua3qhp 24 May 2020 19: 38 New
      +1
      SINGER sewing machine forgot. This is a rarity. But it still works.
      1. kalibr
        26 May 2020 07: 09 New
        0
        It was about her in the previous article "Bra for a boy" ...
        1. Ua3qhp
          Ua3qhp 26 May 2020 09: 41 New
          0
          The previous article was about the things that were sewn on it. And this is about the machine itself, which really saved many families from hunger.
          1. kalibr
            26 May 2020 10: 35 New
            0
            Sergei! You're right ... The topic is interesting - you will need to think about it.
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  • Petersburg printing house
    Petersburg printing house 30 June 2020 11: 28 New
    0
    You have a very interesting and extensive collection. My old relatives, unfortunately, did not have such a craving for collecting everything beautiful from that past. But this craving was transmitted to me from my mother. Therefore, I hope that at a respectable age, I can also boast a small museum collection smile