Although it operates in much the same fashion. When washing machines didn't exist, of course clothes dryers didn't either. After you washed your clothes, you'd put them through this clothes wringer to wring the water out.
3. It May Look Like a Pot, But You Don't Eat From It
If you're looking at this photo on a large screen, or you zoom in real close, the name of this item is printed on the top - it's a kerosene lamp. It has the shade off, since you'd have to remove the shade to refill it. Here's what it looks like with the shade on. You would have guessed it then, right? But where's the fun in that?
If Zodiac signs aren't your thing, here's another hint: It's a kitchen item.
It's a set of kitchen scales. "But there are no numbers," you might be thinking. This type of scale is what's known as a two-pan balance; you had weights whose amounts you knew that you put on one side, and, when the scales balanced, you knew the weight of the item on the other side.
One way to do that is by blowing air into the fire, as the increase of oxygen will stoke the flames. To get that done, you can use these bellows. Though they're still used today, when people used wood stoves to heat their homes, they were a necessity.