Rocking bathtub patent, 1900

Rocking bathtub patent, 1900

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Caption: Rocking bathtub patent, 1900. Artwork of a rocking bath tub designed by Otto A. Hensel. The bath tub was designed to rock forwards and backwards (dotted lines) and cause water to splash against the bather. A top cover prevented water from escaping the bath. Victorian era water therapy, known as hydrotherapy, was a popular form of treatment that claimed to cure a large variety of ailments.

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