Plan of a bathing machine

Historical Background

Plan of a cheap and simple rolling bathing machine consisting of a light framework covered with canvas “as used on the coast of France” from the archives of the Brighton Improvement Commissioners, c 1820s.

The Brighton Improvement Commissioners were established by an Act of 1773, which gave them powers of paving, lighting and cleansing the roads of the town, of holding a market, of defending the town against the sea, of nuisance prevention and removal and of levying duties on coal.

  • Origin


  • Date details


  • Size

19.5 x 21 CM

  • Institution

East Sussex Record Office

  • Original reference


  • Period

Early modern Period

  • Thematic

Tourism and culture


Brighton – East Sussex Record Office

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