Thursday, 30 June 2016

Bathing Machines Of The 19th Century

Back in the 18th and 19th century, the ladies just couldn't strip to their swimwear and run towards the waves on the beach. There were certain sea-side etiquettes that needed to be observed and decorum to be maintained.

To help women maintain their modesty and dignity, a simple contraption called the 'bathing machine' was developed. A bathing machine resembled a wooden changing room commonly seen on beaches and raised on wheels and with steps leading to the inside.

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