Scotland – Anyone for a nice bath?
A quick post again today as I’ve been busy.
Honestly you just never know what you’re going to find when you are out with your camera do you?
One day ,within a couple of hours and in 2 completely different places, I came upon these 2 baths. The first one was fair enough as it was in an old walled garden but the 2nd was in some woodland.
I did notice that the 1st one didn’t seem to have any place for taps so it’s likely they would have been at the end of the outside of the bath, freestanding as it were. The stamp on the bath says Rufford and co so I googled them and came up with this –
“The manufacture of porcelain baths in one piece is a specially of the Firm. At
the suggestion of the late Prince Consort the Society of Arts in 1846 offered a
premium for the production of such an article, and after protracted experiments,
Messrs. Rufford & Co. succeeded in perfecting a porcelain glazed bath. The
jury of the 1851 Exhibition, in awarding the Gold “Isis” Medal to this Firm,
spoke of the invention as “ingenious,” and remarked upon its “novelty and
cheapness.” There is probably nothing to equal porcelain baths on sanitary
grounds, as they are easily kept clean, and the glazed surface allows no
resting-place for infectious germs. These baths are now in universal demand for
private houses as well as hospitals and other public institutions.”
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