Porcelain was used and is used in pots and toilets.
We use silk in some clothes and the chinese still use this today.
Bell's were used and still used today in clocks and churches.
We use these for recreational flying, and they were used in the past for travel.
We use paper daily in every aspect of our lives.
We still use rudders today to steer boats and steer airplanes.
We still use umbrella's today when it rains out to keep us dry.
Gun powder is used in fireworks, guns and other useful machines.
Abacus was used to large and complicated calculations in ancient times.
We use printing presses to make newspapers and magazines and books although we advanced the technology very far.