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Object Name Bathtub
Date 1850-1890
Maker Manufactured
Material Metal/Tin/Iron
Used The Hedges, Blue Mtn. Lake
Description Tin bathtub for a person to sit in, made of gray-colored oxidized tin. Called a "sit bath". It is a flared, circular reservoir with armrests and a high backrest. There is no drain. Sits on a flared base. The decorative disks on the armrests are made of iron or iron alloy. Per son of the donor: object was on Hedges property when purchased by the donor in 1922.
Notes Artifact is not magnetic except the decorative disks on the armrests.
Reference: Dover Stamping Co. 1869 catalog of "Tinner's Hardware & Furnishing Goods" p. 61
Dimensions H-25 W-31 D-36 inches
Collection HF030A Bathtubs/Bathing Accessories
Catalog Number 1957.170.0003
Other number AM 955
Imagefile 051\1957.170.0003.JPG