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celestina89

@pfmaher: I tried research out showers. Popular at the turn of the century were rib cage showers (pin needles). From 1920s into the 40s this changed to wall showers with an over head. It was difficult to find anything that was close to what we had. My folks purchased the home in the early 40s but didn't really do renovations until the 50s, so the wall heads were already in the home. I suspect the former owner (my folks were the 2nd owner) had them done in the 20s or 30s. Here are some images I got from the internet.

This is close to what our shower door looked like, only it wasn't all the way to the top.

Between 1880s and 1910s, this rib cage was popular. It shot "pin needles" of water from tiny heads built into the cage - usually two or three with 4 (one or two on each of the "ribs". And the overhead, of course. This was Mott Plumbing Supply at the time. None were put inside a wall.

Here's a funny add that denoted these as "needle" showers costing $6.00 but on sale for $3.85. LOL

I found this one from Crane plumbing in the late 1920s. This is the closest I've seen to a shower similar to the one I used as a kid. Shower is to the left of the tub. Kinda ornate in design. LOL But it has the overhead, and showing 3 body heads on the right wall. Ours had 6 heads (3 on each wall) plus the overhead.


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pfmaher

Celestina, the bottom picture is close to what we had. Houseas buit in the mid-1920s.

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celestina89

@pfmaher: That purdy much dates both our showers! LOL Coolio!

I'm going to try to replicate it depending on costs in my cottage in the woods shower.

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