People hang on to some things that are incredibly sentimental, or just beautiful even they they don’t work. Many things don’t work simply because one small part of them is broken and cannot be replaced.
I’ve launched a new repair service that could get things working again. I do this by recreating a particular broken part in the computer then printing out a three dimensional replacement. Then, using that replacement I return the object to its working glory.
Halophane is a British lighting company that made some fantastic lighting for 125 years. It’s fair to say it’s difficult to get components for lights that are over 100 years old.
Other parts that are more complex can be scanned into the computer.