Category Archives: Water in the Home

Acquisitions of the Month

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.

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]