Bulletin of the Department of Labor Volume 2, Nos. 8-13

Bulletin of the Department of Labor Volume 2, Nos. 8-13

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...97 Washers, for the use of stall, drying room, and a plentiful supply of hot and cold water, per hour..................................................-.-.. 03 The charges are the same for women. First-class bathers are allowed two towels; second-class bathera, one. The first-class swimming bath is reserved for women on Thursdays from 10 a. m. to 6 p. m., and lessons in swimming are given by a teacher at moderate charge. The public laundry has 40 washing troughs and 40 drying horses, together with steam-driven wringers and mangles, ironing stoves, tables, and other conveniences. It is rather remarkable that so little has been accomplished in Great Britain in the way of developing shower-bath facilities in public baths. Even where it is the rule that bathers must take a more or less complete preliminary cleansing bath before entering the swimming pool, rain or shower baths are seldom provided. In the Red Bank baths of Manchester, opened in March, 1896,11 pan baths, so called, have been placed. These constitute a new departure in British public bath houses, being in reality shower or spray baths. They are modeled after a bath constructed in connection with iron works at Donnington, near Newport, Shropshire, in 1888 or 1889, by Mr. Charles Clement Walker, for the benefit of the workmen connected with the works in question. Mr. WValker's bath house contained, in addition to one ordinary tub bathroom, six chambers, each 8 feet long by 4 feet wide, in which were placed circular east-iron pans, 2 feet 6 inches in diameter and 8% inches deep, the pans being set 5 inches above the floor. Over the center of each bath pan a rose nozzle, worked by chains, was placed, the nozzle being fed by hot and cold water pipes so fitted that the bather...show more

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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 712g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236950194
  • 9781236950192