Its a 1911 #4

Olde Tub

Olde Tub

Included with our old house was a great old clawfoot tub that was unfortunately never hooked up, it was like a piece of furniture in one of the bathrooms.

Well last weekend in a fit of ambition I decided to finally take a bath, which required installing the tub.  Someone had painted it yellow, and while yellow is a fine colour, we decided it needed a face lift.

When I flipped it over the date was clearly cast into the bottom of the tub, Aug. 1, 1911 (or January 8, 1911).  That makes it almost 100 years old.   Apparently this tub is a “4”

I bet it has seen a lot of bottoms over the years.

Olde Tub

Anyways, after 3 days work and some fresh blue paint, here it is, installed and filled with bubbly goodness.

I can say this for sure, they sure knew how to make a comfortable tub back then!

Add my bottom to the list.


About the Author:

I'm your host, Tim Warris, a product developer in Port Dover, Ontario. Since March of 2007 I have been documenting the construction of the former CNJ Bronx Terminal in HO scale. For my day job, I design track building tools for Fast Tracks, a small company I own and operate. Fast Tracks makes it fast and easy to hand lay your own trackwork. Stop by our website to learn more!

Posted by: Tim | 02-23-2009 | 02:02 PM
Posted in: Latest Posts | Our Old House

1 Comment »

  1. My old 1920 money pit has a tub just like that, our guests love it. We are looking for another of the same vintage to put in our upcoming master bed/bath addition.

    Looking forward to some more progress on the bronx.


    Comment by Chris Peterson — February 23, 2009 @ 3:11 pm

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