Turkish baths at home with the Century bath cabinet

Advertisement for Century Cabinet bath

One of a long-running series of advertisements for the KYCentury Thermal Bath Company which ran regularly in journals such as, in this case, the weekly Illustrated London News.

Just as early advertisements for the first Turkish bath to open in the country aimed to sell the Turkish bath to women on the basis that it was good for the complexion (it was, and is) and would help them slim (it would not, at least not for any significant length of time), so did the several manufacturers of portable Turkish baths take the same line.

It is interesting to note that the company believed that women would better be able to sell their products to other women, but we have no evidence, so far, to determine whether many women did in fact become agents for the company.

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