Auction for an Antique Cast Iron Bath Tub, of Victorian/Edwardian age
Comes complete with bronze/brass-coloured ball and claw feet and original taps and plugs, all disassembled. Would fit right in to an old house.
Maker and Age: The tap handles, which are fully original, read "Young & Marten Ltd Stratford E". From a bit of background research, I found that in 1872, William Young established a business as a decorating merchant at in Stratford, East London. He was later joined by Harry Holdich Marten to form the company of Young & Marten - established in 1900. This bath tub was likely produced in the early 1900s then, prior to WWI.
Condition: The bath tub is in great condition for its age. There are absolutely no cracks in the metal, and the enamelled paint is in good condition too, only a few signs of surface wear and scuffs on some edges, as to be expected for the age.
The claw feet are also in very good condition.
Colour: Slate blue exterior, and white interior, enamelled.
Dimensions: External: 167cm long x 69cm wide x 66cm high (when on feet).
Internal: 153cm long x 52cm wide x 50cm deep approximately. However do bear in mind the angled far end of the bath tub. The measurements above are the maximum dimensions.
This bath tub is extremely heavy - it took 4 people to get it down the stairs on to the ground floor, and that was a struggle! I don't know if this could fit in the back of an estate car, but just lifting it in while stretching from the back doors would be nearly impossible. Therefore, a courier or a van/pick-up truck probably needed if collecting.
Collection from near Didcot, Oxfordshire.
If you have any questions, please get in touch, I will do my best to answer.