Antique Rocking Bath Tub

On Oct. 24, 1901, 63-year old schoolteacher Annie Edson Taylor climbed into a barrel and plunged over Niagara Falls. She was the first known person to do so and survive. Emerging from the barrel, she advised against attempting to duplicate her feat, allegedly saying “Don’t try it.”

She could have stayed home and had a similar, safer experience. The Niagara Wave and Rocking Bath was a novelty bath tub of the late Nineteenth Century. It’s a simple but clever design. Just fill the sheet steel bath tub with water, climb in and start rocking. The manufacturer—known as the Jersey Company—promised an accurate simulation of a sea bath and good health through improved circulation.

-via Weird Universe


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I want one. I cannot believe this amazing technology has been lost in the mists of time! I imagine that getting small boys to take a bath would be no challenge with one of these.
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See, now why don't they still make awesome stuff like this? All we have now is batteries this and HD that, you can't fix anything yourself anymore, rant, rave, etc.
I long for the days of good clean fun and relaxation like a Niagara bath. Oh, for a soothing river bath before drifting off to sleep...
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