Rare Crane Bottom Filling Tub, Earthenware - ECRAN2



This unique 3-sided earthenware bottom-fill tub was manufactured by Crane. This tub has a glazed, finished, back and outer sides, with the front unfinished for mounting against a wall, allowing access to each side and back. The interior of the basin measures 63"(L) x 24"(W) x 14 7/8"(H) and has a small 3 3/8" diameter inlet fixture towards the front, and a 4 1/2" diameter drain with a strainer cover in the center, both on the bottom of the basin. This tub is in good salvaged condition with scuffing and scratching throughout the glaze, with the most significant present along the bottom edges of the exterior and outer edges of the rim. There are 3 areas on the left side of the slanted back where the glaze has chipped from the rim, leaving the raw ceramic exposed. Glaze has also chipped from 2 areas towards the front of the left side of the tub along the outside of the rim. There are some areas on the interior and exterior where mineral buildup and possible remnants of adhesive are present. This bathtub was salvaged from Cascades Inn in Healing Springs, Virginia. This historic inn was comprised of a hotel built in 1850, with various renovations taking place in the early 1900's, and a motel built around the 1950's. During the civil war, the hotel was used as a hospital for sick soldiers. The Inn was also used as a storage location for various fixtures such as furniture and plumbing from the nearby Homestead resort. The Cascades Inn and items from it are featured on Season 11, Episode 10, of the DIY Network show, "Salvage Dawgs". Weight: 355 lbs. Item Measurements: 29.5(L) x 67(W) x 15.75(H) As seen on Season 11, Episode 9.

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