What did they use before electricity?
they stopped using candles, kerosene, oil lamps and fire torches in the late 19th century
Animals -like horses,oxen, men, women,and mules to do the work required. Or windmills and waterfall wheels to turn machines. There were candles and oil lamps for lighting. P…ower was manually generated by men and women; they also made use of animal power of horses, camels, donkeys and elephants. Wood and coal were also used to generate power. Machines were operated by the power provided by windmills, waterfall machines, and even by crude production of solar energy.
Immediately before the electric refrigerator, they had what was referred to as the Ice Box. It was a lined cabinet, or later ones that resembled the refrigerators of the 50s a…nd 60s which had a draw at the bottom where a block of ice was kept (for the cooling of food). Every so often you could hear a wagon (later a truck) roll through the neighborhood with a man yelling out "Ice Man...Ice Man," and those in need of ice would come out and purchase a block.
Before electricity, Coal was used for heat. Coal heat was used to create steam for steam engines on railroads and ships in transportation.
Before electricity they used to burn logs for heat and lite candals for light.. Before electricity they used to burn logs for heat and lite candals for light.
what was electricity used for when it was dicovered
Before the electric drill , it was done by hand. There's a hand-cranked drill, probably still used by the Amish. My father owned one.
The whale blubber was burned down and used to fuel candles.
Electricity changed a lot of ways things were done. Almost anything done with electricity had an earlier counterpart. Lights were kerosene or candles. Cooling was with ice. Th…ere was air conditioning in the 1800's using gas, no electricity. People wrote letters and they were carried by the post office, on horse, train and ship. Clothes were washed by hand and dried on a line outside. There were a lot of new inventions because of electricity, but all the basic needs of living were taken care of some how with manual labor or some mechanical means. Steam engines came along before electrical one did. Water wheel were used to power many things.
they burned wood for fuel
Gas light was used before the electric light and before gas light, candles were used.
you used a Hanging line and let it dry in the sun. Hope this helps !
They'd usually hang them over a fireplace or just air dry their clothes. Even in the wettest climates, the standard way to dry clothes is on a clothesline, strung either outdo…ors or indoors.