|Description||Bathtub with rim seat and small circular reservoir for water. Called a "hat bath" for its shape. Made of sheet metal (probably tin), interior painted pale green, exterior is dark green. A low seat with a low, flared backrest is on one side of tub, reinforced by two brackets underneath. There is a soap tray on right side of seat (partly missing). A drain spout is located beneath the seat. Object is manufactured from tin-plated sheet steel with folded seams. Artifact comes from the estate of J. Pierpont Morgan, and was included in the Uncas Estate when it was purchased by Herbert Birrell in 1955.|
Reference: Dover Stamping Co. 1869 catalog of "Tinner's Hardware & Furnishing Goods" p. 61
The metal was identified as steel because it is magnetic and very thin, also rust is visible on the interior.
|Dimensions||H-11 W-42 Dia-37.5 inches|
|Collection||HF030A Bathtubs/Bathing Accessories|
|Other number||AM 0486|
|Owned by||Morgan, J. Pierpont|