The tourist's Turkish bath stove

Tourist bath heater

James Allen & Son's Tourist's Turkish bath stove was designed for the traveller who might find the need to stay overnight at an inn where there was no Turkish bath. It had other uses as well and could boil water to make tea or coffee. Furthermore, in conjunction with the outside cover of the apparatus, it could be 'used for frying Bacon, Chop, Steak, or cooking Omelettes.'

> Stables, W Gordon  Turkish and other baths: a guide to good health and longevity  (Dean, [1883])
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NOTES
 1. David Urquhart introduced the Turkish bath into the British Isles in 1856 [return]
 2. Harriet also wrote political articles under the name Caritas [return]
 3. See list of directors in companies section [return]