Cast iron clawfoot tub on legs Bath was the first commercially produced in the United States. The cast iron claw foot tub was produced commercially in the United States in 1883, when the health standard Manufacturing Company began manufacturing them. They later became American Standard, the leader in sanitary ware today. Other companies have also produced claw foot baths, such as Crane and Kohler Company. Early versions of the tub were actually sold primarily for other purposes, such as a pig or a scalding trough. The possible use for bathing was almost an afterthought.
Cast iron clawfoot tub are generally oval and have a rolled edge. The feet are usually very decorative and furniture legs mimic the period sometimes. Because the tub is cast iron, it is quite heavy and had to be put on reinforced soil. Often the tanks were found on the first floor of the house. On older baths, there may be some chipping of the enamel layer. These can be restored, but this must be done by a professional.
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Cast iron clawfoot tub are generally quite large. They were usually built so that a grown man could go in them. In Europe, the bathtub sitting was more popular; it was shorter in length, deeper and had a self edge to sit on.