Technology at Home
In the early twentieth century, Elizabeth and George Barrett remodeled
their house in New Ipswich, New Hampshire. Bathrooms were just becoming
common in American homes, and Elizabeth and George chose this
particularly elaborate shower. A series of knobs allowed the bather to
control the temperature of the water and the direction that the water
came out. Fully turned on, the shower would spray the bather from both
above and the sides.
Look around your house. What kind of technology can you find in each room? Don’t overlook everyday things like light bulbs and doorbells.