The Electrical Baths of the early 20th Century

THE Electrical Bath would steam your cares away.

This combination hot air-steam bath which can be folded up, is shown at the Water Sports and Weekend Exhibition in West Berlin, Germany, March 28, 1953. The gadget has an electric heater inside and a water reservoir which produces heat and steam as required. The gadget sells for about $62. 

The Schnee Four Cell Bath was used for treating rheumatism and painful joints, with a bath for each limb. Each bath had its own current. There was no danger of electric shock as the porcelain tubs were not connected to water pipes and were well insulated from earthing. It also allowed the person to be treated without undressing, speeding up treatment times and proving much more comfortable and convenient than a full body bath.”


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