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Chamber pot


It was only in the early to mid-20th century that people began having toilets in their homes. Toilets used to be either outside or in a shared landing in some tenements. So what would people do when nature called and it was the middle of the night? They would crouch or stand over the chamber pot! Nowadays indoor flush pulmbing means most people don't have to worry about this, but chamber pots are still in use in rural areas across the globe that lack indoor plumbing facilities.

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