ADvent Calendar Day 10
The Century Thermal Bath Cabinet Company was a leading player in the vogue for portable Turkish baths for home use at the turn of the 20th century. The luxury was not without its dangers; newspapers occasionally reported cases of the alcohol stove setting light to the casing, with tragic results. For most users, however, the devices were a convenient way of taking an invigorating steam bath.
The owner of the Century Company made a fortune from the sale of the cabinets and from his other health-related brands, including Antidipso for curing drunkenness and Diano for increasing women’s bust size. To find out more about him – and his eventual unpleasant fate – read The Quack Doctor: Historical Remedies For All Your Ills.