Category Archives: Water in the Home

Copper Water Bottles

This week, the WoW Collection is making space for two more bedtime memories in the form of copper water bottles. Both bottles were purchased in Leeds and probably date from the early 1900’s , being made in Germany or the Netherlands.

The role of the WoW Collection is to support our charity’s outreach educational workshops, trigger memories, promote creativity, inspire ever wiser water developments and  serve as a fascinating record of water use.

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Do you enjoy making friends as much as we do? Friends are wonderful and our charity is only able to continue its work with the help of the many friends we have made.

Friends help us to increase the usefulness of the WoW Collections, raise funds to finance new aquisitions and carry out much needed conservation work. At our Field Centre, friends gather to enjoy countryside activities whilst adding features that will help to explain the wonders of water to students from all over the World.



World of Water/Museum/Brown Glazed Pedestal Closet by Duckett’s of Burnley

Early Brown Glazed Pedestal Closet

[by Duckett’s of Burnley]

Horseshoe shape. Column fluting. Double skinned bottom.

32cm (l) x 47cm (h) x 47cm (d)

A few chips and scratches to brown glaze.

Photo below via Ruth Trent (World of Water Researcher)

Advert above via

And at the other end of the bathroom scales from Ducketts’ heavy plain brown “Clencher”, is this, the “Shanks’ Patent Independent Spray Bath”.

 [From the World of Water Postcard Collections]
The Specialist by Charles Sale [From WoW library collection]