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Taps Collection

Background imageTaps Collection: Young woman washing clothes at a sink

Young woman washing clothes at a sink
A young woman at a kitchen sink washing clothes using a washboard. There is a stack of four dinner plates waiting to be washed up, a kettle, and a tin of One-O-One which cleans without scratching

Background imageTaps Collection: Art Deco Bathroom

Art Deco Bathroom
Luxury Art Deco en suite bathroom in various types of marble, with a built-in bathroom cabinet, heated towel rail and stylish taps and fittings

Background imageTaps Collection: Sulphur Well at Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales

Sulphur Well at Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales - a spa town, which grew up following the discovery of waters with amazing healing properties in 1732, by the Rev. Theophilus Evans

Background imageTaps Collection: Ladies in a kitchen

Ladies in a kitchen
Two woman with sleek 1920s hair discuss the state of their hands in front of a kitchen sink filled with brightly decorated art deco pottery

Background imageTaps Collection: Advert, Doultons improved hooded baths

Advert, Doultons improved hooded baths, London, Paisley and Paris. circa 1890

Background imageTaps Collection: Georgian Donkey Water Carrier - Caucasus

Georgian Donkey Water Carrier - Caucasus. Date: circa 1908

Background imageTaps Collection: Lever Brothers Vim Advertisement

Lever Brothers Vim Advertisement
An illustrated advertisement for Lever Brothers Limited, promoting Vim, a cleaner for metal and even woodwork, such as utensils, taps, floorboards, baths etc

Background imageTaps Collection: Lever Brothers Advertisement Vim

Lever Brothers Advertisement Vim
An illustrated advertisement for Lever Brothers Limited, promoting Vim, a cleaner for metal and even woodwork, such as utensils, taps, floorboards, baths etc

Background imageTaps Collection: Dent and Hellyer Advertisement

Dent and Hellyer Advertisement
Advertisement for Dent and Hellyer Ltd, sanitary specialists. Image shows a bright shiny pink basin with brass taps, legs and fittings. Date: circa 1930

Background imageTaps Collection: Views and elevations of an 18th century beer pump machine

Views and elevations of an 18th century beer pump machine
Views and elevations of an 18th century beer pump with levers, taps and pipes contained in a cabinet. Copperplate engraving by Mutlow after an illustration by J. Farey Jr

Background imageTaps Collection: Music cover, A Little Boy Called Taps

Music cover, A Little Boy Called Taps, a march song, words by Edward Madden, music by Theodore Morse, sung with immense success by Miss Madge Lessing. Date: 1904

Background imageTaps Collection: Hotel Mar y Vent, Banyalbufar, Majorca, Spain

Hotel Mar y Vent, Banyalbufar, Majorca, Spain
Dining Room in the Hotel Mar y Vent, Banyalbufar (Banalbufar), Majorca, Spain. Date: circa 1930

Background imageTaps Collection: Prince Albert lays foundation stone - Nautical School

Prince Albert lays foundation stone - Nautical School
May 1919 - prince Albert (later King George VI 1895-1952) lays the foundation stone for a new Nautical School at Poole, Dorset

Background imageTaps Collection: Advert for Ewarts Geyser hot water 1928

Advert for Ewarts Geyser hot water 1928
Hot water instantly night or day, maid bringing clean towels to her mistress, who is sitting at the edge of the bath. Date: 1928

Background imageTaps Collection: Turncock

Turncock
London characters: the TURNCOCK is employed by the water company to turn the mains taps on or off, as may be necessary. Date: circa 1870

Background imageTaps Collection: Dax, France - Thermal Baths - Mud bath Treatment

Dax, France - Thermal Baths - Mud bath Treatment. Date: 1923

Background imageTaps Collection: Young model in a bath

Young model in a bath
A young model posing in a bathroom. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageTaps Collection: Malaysia - tapping rubber trees

Malaysia - tapping rubber trees Date: circa 1920s

Background imageTaps Collection: Vitramant Coloured Pedestal Lavatory (washbasin)

Vitramant Coloured Pedestal Lavatory (washbasin) finished in black enamel. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageTaps Collection: Standard Sanitary Appliances suite in Rose de Barry pink

Standard Sanitary Appliances suite in Rose de Barry pink. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageTaps Collection: Vitromant Coloured pedestal Lavatory (Wash Basin)

Vitromant Coloured pedestal Lavatory (Wash Basin)
Vitromant Coloured pedestal Lavatory (Wash Basin / sink) in pink enamel with chromium plated fittings. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageTaps Collection: Advertisement, Sapolio Washing-Up Soap

Advertisement, Sapolio Washing-Up Soap
Advertisement for Sapolio Washing-Up Soap, for cleaning all the utensils. circa 1935

Background imageTaps Collection: Best carbon block filters, Plate 40

Best carbon block filters, Plate 40
Best carbon block filters fitted with anti-corrosive taps, Plate 40, for obtaining purified water in different locations. Date: circa 1880s

Background imageTaps Collection: Dishes, Pans, Funnels, Bottles, Jars, Barrels, Plate 60

Dishes, Pans, Funnels, Bottles, Jars, Barrels, Plate 60
Baking Dishes, Milk Pans, Funnels, Bottles, Patent Top Jars, Spirit Barrels and other items, Plate 60, showing a range of items mostly in earthenware. Date: circa 1880s

Background imageTaps Collection: Carpeted Bathroom

Carpeted Bathroom
Incredibly, people really did used to carpet their bathrooms with shagpile steps leading up to the bath! Date: 1970s

Background imageTaps Collection: From Barrel to Bar

From Barrel to Bar
How the beer gets from the barrels in the cellar to the taps in the bar, thanks to carbonic acid gas in Hermann- Lachapelles apparatus Date: circa 1880

Background imageTaps Collection: The Senlac Marble Lavatory (Wash Basin) Suite

The Senlac Marble Lavatory (Wash Basin) Suite in Dove Tigrato, Veneto Crocicohio or Cippolino Versilla. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageTaps Collection: Standard Sanitary Appliances suite in Claire de Lune Blue

Standard Sanitary Appliances suite in Claire de Lune Blue. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageTaps Collection: Illustration by Cecil Aldin, dog being given a bath

Illustration by Cecil Aldin, dog being given a bath
Illustration by Cecil Aldin -- Tatters, a wire-haired fox terrier, being given a bath in the scullery sink, an operation which he hated. Date: 1927

Background imageTaps Collection: Tapping a Rubber Tree

Tapping a Rubber Tree Date: circa 1920s

Background imageTaps Collection: Advert for Ewarts Geyser hot water 1928

Advert for Ewarts Geyser hot water 1928
Hot water instantly night or day, maid in the kitchen, while woman running a bath. 1928

Background imageTaps Collection: Man in dormitory at Baden Powell House, London

Man in dormitory at Baden Powell House, London
A man adjusting his tie in the mirror of a communal dormitory at Baden Powell House, Queens Gate, South Kensington, London. The building was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1961

Background imageTaps Collection: Boy drying his face on a towel

Boy drying his face on a towel
A boy looks up rather guiltily, having been caught drying his face and hands on a towel when they are not properly clean. The water in the sink is filthy. Date: 1953

Background imageTaps Collection: Tapping a rubber tree - Singapore

Tapping a rubber tree - Singapore Date: circa 1908

Background imageTaps Collection: Resinier collecting resin of a pine tree, France

Resinier collecting resin of a pine tree, France
Resinier collecting the resin of a leaning pine tree in the Landes Forest, France. The forest is in the historic Gascony natural region of southwestern France now known as Aquitaine

Background imageTaps Collection: Tapping a tree for resin at Arcachon, France

Tapping a tree for resin at Arcachon, France
Woman tapping a tree for resin at Arcachon, France located in the Gironde department, in the Aquitaine region. Date: 1910s

Background imageTaps Collection: Ablution facilities, Valide Sultan Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Ablution facilities, Valide Sultan Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Background imageTaps Collection: Advert for Ewarts Geyser hot water 1925

Advert for Ewarts Geyser hot water 1925
Hot water instantly night or day, just turn on the tap - Date: 1925

Background imageTaps Collection: Advert for Ewarts Califront hot water 1927

Advert for Ewarts Califront hot water 1927
Advertisement for Ewarts baths and geysers, with a picture of a maid bringing a tray of morning tea to her mistress, who is still reclinging in bed, and clearly too busy to even switch on her bath

Background imageTaps Collection: The Queens Dolls House

The Queens Dolls House - a section showing Electric Lighting and Water Systems Date: 1924

Background imageTaps Collection: Young model having a bath

Young model having a bath
A young model posing in a bathing

Background imageTaps Collection: Nurse with equipment at the Medical Centre, Hendon

Nurse with equipment at the Medical Centre, Hendon
Scene at the Metropolitan Police Medical Centre, Hendon, north west London, with a nurse wheeling an oxygen cylinder

Background imageTaps Collection: Winemaking equipment, Camara de Lobos, Madeira, Portugal

Winemaking equipment, Camara de Lobos, Madeira, Portugal
An antique object used in the making of wine, in the showroom of Henriques & Henriques SA, Camara de Lobos, near Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Background imageTaps Collection: Tapping a rubber tree - Ceylon

Tapping a rubber tree - Ceylon
A woman in Ceylon tapping a rubber tree with traditional techniques

Background imageTaps Collection: American Drinks, showing a large cistern of soda water and t

American Drinks, showing a large cistern of soda water and t
An illustration of a typical American soda fountain with bottles of orange, lemon, raspberry and strawberry syrup to make flavoured soda drinks

Background imageTaps Collection: Housewife Washing Up

Housewife Washing Up
A glamorous houswife, happy in her work, washes the dishes by hand at the kitchen sink

Background imageTaps Collection: Doing the Drying Up

Doing the Drying Up
A happy young housewife in a red top dries up her yellow plastic collinder



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