Sunday, February 28, 2010

Antique Folding Tub

Jen sent me a link to this early, portable, folding bathtub, for sale on eBay. From the original advert:

"If you have no bathroom, buy a Mosely Folding Bath Tub", "Don't look around for another house, and "acts well and looks well". An advertisement also notes that the tub is "portable, with self-heating arrangements to heat water at a moments notice. A great convenience and when closed an ornament to any room...". Send two cents, for illustrated catalogue, showing 18 styles of tubs..."

12 comments:

trahern said...

Ya know...a folding tub is a great idea! I wonder that they don't make them now for limited space bathrooms.

Garden Pheenix said...

That. Is. Amazing.

I am in awe...

Pandora said...

That's fabulous! I want one!

Waterbug Guy said...

I saw one on Antiques Roadshow last year. I thought it was a great idea.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/archive/200504A17.html

That one was appraised at $3500 for insurance.

Crescent Moon said...

That would be fantastic for a small vacation cabin!

rachel said...

Fantastic! I've never seen one of these before. Wonder how the water is drained out of it?

Keshlam said...

The thing I find interesting about this is that it gives us a historical precedent for hiding other "modern conveniences" inside period-looking cabinets... even if we have to make the cabinet unfold in an odd manner.

Kalani said...

That is SO FREAKING AWESOME!!!!

Amajination said...

love your blog - do you have an email or contact? I found something nifty I think you would admire. For now I will post it here in the comment as it is another tub - http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/boston/reimagined-bath-accessories-by-wieki-somers-110560?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+apartmenttherapy%2Fmain+%28Main%29

SteamBathFactory said...

LOVE the advert. We are putting in a new bath. I willl have to twist the hubbies arm!- XOX- Gin Shakespear

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http://www.thomas-crapper.com/

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