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hate_Fakes 34M
1013 posts
10/6/2019 8:47 pm
Bathtub Day



Bathtub Day is being observed on October 7th.



Although plumbing systems for bathing date back to around 3300 BCE, the earliest found bathtub dates to about 00 BC, and was found in Crete.



Some sources claim that the first modern bathtub was invented in 1828, possibly even on Bathtub Day, but most likely that is a based on a made up story from H.L. Mencken.


Bathtubs can be either built-in,


sunken,



or free standing, and many are made from bonding porcelain enamel on cast iron, a process that was started in the 1880's. The clawfoot bathtub was wildly popular in the late 19th century, having originated in Holland in the mid 18th century.



The clawfoot lost its popularity in the second half of the 20th century as the built-in version was ascendant.



Bathtub Day should be celebrated by taking a bath. Forego your usual shower and make an event of your bath while having a good long soak. Here are some ideas:

fill your bath with bubbles, essential oils, or Epsom salts
light some candles
have a glass of wine
turn off the lights
listen to some music
Invite a friend to join you
Just make sure you stay awake!



hate_Fakes 34M
5901 posts
10/6/2019 8:49 pm

Our big old clawfoot bath tub is probably over a 100 years old and works just fine for laying back to soak in.


hate_Fakes 34M
5901 posts
10/6/2019 8:51 pm

JD's dad found it in an old house to be demo-ed tore it out, lugged it home and had it installed in the main floor baqthroom


hate_Fakes 34M
5901 posts
10/6/2019 8:53 pm

probably because they couldn't get it to the second floor!


hate_Fakes 34M
5901 posts
10/6/2019 8:54 pm

The claws rest on marble and granite blocks


Hungr4Yungr 70M
4396 posts
10/6/2019 9:20 pm

When I was a young man, I lived in a rooming house that had a communal clawfoot tub. It was huge and very deep. I loved to spend time soaking in it, sadly all alone.


hate_Fakes 34M
5901 posts
10/6/2019 9:30 pm

    Quoting Hungr4Yungr:
    When I was a young man, I lived in a rooming house that had a communal clawfoot tub. It was huge and very deep. I loved to spend time soaking in it, sadly all alone.
This big old tub will fit both of us. Hope you come back now that I have restored the pictures.


jrodd 60M
3037 posts
10/6/2019 10:21 pm

You can grow mushrooms in it!


Hungr4Yungr 70M
4396 posts
10/7/2019 6:14 am

    Quoting hate_Fakes:
    This big old tub will fit both of us. Hope you come back now that I have restored the pictures.
Oh yes, I did come back this morning to see all the great pictures. My home in AZ had a garden tub like in the second to last picture.


NahuntaBrunswick 29M
237 posts
10/7/2019 1:49 pm

#4 and #6 for my bubble baths!


TMulidis90 28M
833 posts
10/7/2019 5:31 pm

    Quoting hate_Fakes:
    Our big old clawfoot bath tub is probably over a 100 years old and works just fine for laying back to soak in.
I love these! All the others are gorgeous and exotic, but the clawfoot tubs are so elegant!


hate_Fakes 34M
5901 posts
10/7/2019 6:25 pm

    Quoting jrodd:
    You can grow mushrooms in it!
I've seen them as flower planters.. mushrooms take more skill.


hate_Fakes 34M
5901 posts
10/7/2019 6:26 pm

    Quoting Hungr4Yungr:
    Oh yes, I did come back this morning to see all the great pictures. My home in AZ had a garden tub like in the second to last picture.
oooooo that'd be saweeet!


hate_Fakes 34M
5901 posts
10/7/2019 6:27 pm

Ours is close to #6 but gold legs.


hate_Fakes 34M
5901 posts
10/7/2019 6:30 pm

    Quoting TMulidis90:
    I love these! All the others are gorgeous and exotic, but the clawfoot tubs are so elegant!
The clawfoot has a cultural ties to the past with an inexplicable elegance not found in today's market place.


SCBrooke 24M  
1199 posts
10/7/2019 6:34 pm

I am a shower guy, but for fun, the sunken one.


hate_Fakes 34M
5901 posts
10/7/2019 10:13 pm

    Quoting SCBrooke:
    I am a shower guy, but for fun, the sunken one.
We are shower guys too but every now and then I like anice long soak in the tub


Julie_Tgirl 69T
2864 posts
10/7/2019 10:56 pm

I take showers mostly but do have a tub. Sometimes I like to take baths; a warm oil bath with Skin So Soft to help keep my skin feminine and I also like bubble baths and adjust my self with my boobs sticking up from the bubbles


hate_Fakes 34M
5901 posts
10/8/2019 6:36 pm

    Quoting Julie_Tgirl:
    I take showers mostly but do have a tub. Sometimes I like to take baths; a warm oil bath with Skin So Soft to help keep my skin feminine and I also like bubble baths and adjust my self with my boobs sticking up from the bubbles
Nothing like a big old clawfoot to settle into for a long soak