Cordingly’s floating bath

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Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of Cordingly’s floating bath (1850), a typically ingenious Victorian invention. A boat with a curtained compartment enables people to bath discreetly in rivers or lakes; the man in the bows operates a windlass which raises or lowers the bottom of the bath, which is constructed like a telescope with parts that slide within each other. Cordingly was a shipwright.