This video runs through many of the features that used to be built into the houses of the past, from ice and milk doors and coal shoots, to porcelain insulators with single-wire copper conductor wiring, to Murphy beds and phone nooks, to RJ-45 phone jacks (remember those? 🙂 ).
A few things I had never heard of before, such as a Pittsburgh Potty, a toilet in the basement of a home (along with a sink) so that coal miners and other dirty-jobbers could clean up in the basement before entering the home.
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