Bath Chair Plate

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Date:1800 - 1900 (c.)

Description:This brass plaque was fixed to a Bath Chair at a Leamington bathhouse. Spas were often quite large, and receiving the full benefits of the treatment would require visiting several bathhouses. So that patrons did not over exert themselves, they were transported around the spas in Bath Chairs. These were pushed from behind. Bath Chairs usually had two wheels at the back and a third wheel at the front. A steering rod connected to the front wheel allowed the passenger to control the chair.


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1800s
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1860s
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Turkish Bath Wooden Recliner Seat

This wooden recliner was used in the Hammam at the Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington ...

1900s
Two Wood And Rope And Wood And Plastic Pulleys Part Of Sling Suspension Apparatus
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These pulleys were used to hold sling apparatus in physiotherapy treatments at the ...

1950s
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Donor ref:LEAMG : M3657.1991 (61/12744)

Source: Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum

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