Were there physics teaching aids used in the past? Or did professors just basically follow the textbook the students read?

In other words: How was physics was taught in the past (e.g., in the 19th century)?

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    $\begingroup$ It was taught in the same way as today. Lectures and experiment demonstrations. $\endgroup$ – Alexandre Eremenko May 14 '16 at 2:15
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    $\begingroup$ So when did student labs come it? Not only physics, but chemistry, biology, etc.? $\endgroup$ – Gerald Edgar May 14 '16 at 14:48

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