The "Tuscan" bath
Shanks and Co. Ltd
manufactured by Shanks and Co. - Barrhead, 1937
In the 1930s, one of the selling points of newly-built suburban houses was their fully plumbed indoor bathrooms. Bathrooms were generally tiled, with an enclosed porcelain enamelled bath, chromium plated taps, and a wash basin with towel holders either side. Almost all houses had a separate WC - with 'low down' cistern. The first residents were sometimes allowed to choose the colour of the tiles and bath.