Foot warmers have come a long way, but people needed them back then and they need them now. To use the antique foot warmer above, you would fill the container with boiling water then place it at the foot of the bed so that your toes wouldn't freeze overnight.
Back before vacuums were household staples, people had to take their rugs outside and beat them to get rid of dust. On one hand, this sounds like way too much work. On the other hand, it does sound like a good way to unleash aggression.
Yes, these are still widely used to this day, but they just look so different. Coffee grinders have been popular kitchen items for hundreds of years, which proves on important point: Humans need their coffee.
9. Hint: It Has Something To Do With An Age-Old Acccessory
Back when people actually smoked tobacco in pipes, they used pipe smoking stations to refill their pipe. They would pack their pipes over the box, which would catch any tobacco that fell so that it could be reused.