Antique Cast Iron Bathtubs
Cast iron bathtubs – I have always had a special predilection for typical ancient bathtubs iron with legs and rounded shapes. I would love to have a huge bathroom and be able to enjoy a warm bath in one of them. A vintage style bathroom with very high ceilings. Tiled walls of meter type and a wonderful hydraulic floor. And how to dream is free, meanwhile I am satisfied with talking about them and telling you a little about their history.
Although the origin of the tub as such, remote ac 200th year. The first free cast iron bathtubs with legs emerge in the nineteenth century with the beginning of the industrial revolution . One of the first companies that commercialized them was the English Kohler Co. And Standard Sanitary Manufacturing Co in 1883.
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At that time owning a Victorian cast iron bathtubs of these characteristics was a sign of high purchasing power, privilege only of the noble classes. For its beauty, it was not a simple piece of the bathroom. But it was consider a decorative element of the house. They were make of one piece and were cover by a thick layer of porcelain enamel. Its most striking feature was the turn legs , usually with plant motifs like a scroll, claw or animal head.