If you tried to explain a rotary phone to a kid who grew up with touchscreens and Face ID, they’d probably look at you like you were crazy. That’s because the precursors to our current modern technology are practically unrecognizable today, whether it’s an early iron or the first coffee maker.


With that in mind, we’re going back in time to see if you can identify these old household objects that look wildly different from today’s iterations.

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  1. The hand clippers were a torture device. They pulled more hair than they cut. Remember my dad getting them out and a chair when I was very young. I remembered my previous encounter and scurried under the bed. Wrong move. The bed moved and I was physically placed in the chair to endure another hair pulling.

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