Oh, wow, I know what you mean. This is why, I suppose, I own 50 film cameras, two enlargers and a slew of lenses. Some objects just need to be rescued, like lost puppies.
This keeps crafty Hipster from making lamps out of them and selling it on Etsy. Camera lamps and other emphemera is like someone taking homeless kittens and making oven mits out of them. I'm afraid of searching for "kitten mits" on Etsy.
"Photography, like surfing, is an infinite process, a constantly evolving exploration of life."