When I am into something I like to collect them if I find use to do so. Zippos I once collected, used, traded, sold and gave as gifts had surpassed their functionality in my mind. I made money, had nice looking lighters and collected discontinued and vintage lighters.
Motorcycles surpassed their functionality with providing great, reliable and cheap transportation. They’ve made me money from flipping bikes, stunting motorcycles and racing.
But for awhile I’ve been digging these vintage oil lamps from the 1880’s. I’m big in being off grid and self sufficient. We’ll see how everything turns out. Thinking of getting into glass blowing and would love to make some lamps.