Bogs, Baths and Basins
The Story of Domestic Sanitation New edition
By (author) David J. Eveleigh
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Bogs, Baths and Basins by David J. Eveleigh
Book DescriptionToilets, baths and washbasins are taken for granted in today's privileged society, but they are some of our most indispensable facilities. How did they come about, and how did we live without them? From Roman times to modern-day luxury, David J. Eveleigh leads us through the story of sanitation. With the aid of new research he briefly looks into the early rather primitive sanitation devices such as cesspits and urban dung heaps, and moves on to describe the advances that came with the onslaught of developing technology from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. Victorian developments in water supply and the growth of piping and steam-powered pumps finally lead to the comparative comforts of today. The progression of baths and washbasins is also followed, with evidence of their practicality rising as they became fixed rather than moveable, eventually resulting in the arrival of the en-suite bathroom in the nineteenth century along with the introduction of decorative tiles and attachments. With first-hand accounts and evidence from diaries and contemporary records, this book traces the history of inventions that have affected everyone throughout history, told with a lively combination of human interest and drama.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750941259
(244mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David J. Eveleigh
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Illustrates the transformation that has taken place in Bristol during the 20th century. This book offers an insight into the daily lives and living conditions of local people and gives the reader glimpses and details of familiar places during this century of change. It records the process of transformation.
Candle Lighting, Paperback (July 2003)
This book looks at the types of candles which have been used over the centuries, and describes the various methods of manufacture. With reference to sources such as household inventories from the 16th century, the changing styles of candlesticks are followed.
Old Cooking Utensils, Paperback (August 1986)» View all books by David J. Eveleigh
How we equip and use our kitchen has changed irrevocably over the centuries and the twentieth century saw far-reaching technological and social changes make their mark. This title looks at the kitchen that centered on the open hearth or range, and surveys the equipment used for storing and preserving, preparing, boiling, roasting and baking food.
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Author Biography - David J. Eveleigh
DAVID J. EVELEIGH is Curator of Social History at Blaise Castle Museum, Bristol. He has written a number of previous books including Old Cooking Utensils, Firegrates and Kitchen Ranges and The Victorian Farmer.
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