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16 Strange Technology Devices That Our Ancestors Used Back In The Day

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A lot of us have a difficult time remembering a time without iPhones, androids and any other of the latest technology. Remember flip phones? Some of us don’t even know what those are. Such a crazy thought.

But believe it or not, technology has actually been going through changes for decades. We don’t even realize how far it goes back until browsing the web and seeing for our own very eyes. It goes back as far as the 1900s.

Most of the stuff we won’t even know what it is until we read about it. Here are 16 strange technology devices that our ancestors used back in the day. Prepare to appreciate your phone even more after reading these!

1. Back when there was no such thing as Whatsapp or Facebook Messenger, people sent out letters. And used a stamp lubricator in the early 20th century to make it easier for them.

2. People used to love the smell of tobacco, so they used Parenty’s smoking machine to spray the smell around their homes. They treated it like perfume.


3. Gas mask baby strollers were used during World War II due to high risk of gas attacks. Parents would put it on when taking their kids out.

4. In the early 20th century, parents were worried their kids weren’t getting enough sunlight and fresh air. So they created ‘baby cages’ that would hang out of the window. Yeesh.

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