An example of a bath sold by Walter Macfarlane & Co, made at the Saracen Foundry, Possilpark. The illustration is from the firm's catalogue published in 1911, where the bath was advertised as having a sea green vitreous enamelled inside, and a painted outside with colour decoration.
A full specification is given elsewhere in this section of the catalogue, which also included sinks and wash-hand basins "for dwellings, public institutions, passenger vessels, &c." As market leaders in the field, Macfarlane's advised customers "Please insert in specification 'To be Macfarlane's castings, from Saracen Foundry, Glasgow,' to prevent an inferior article being supplied."
Reference: Mitchell Library, GC f672.2506541443 MCF
Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning
baths, cast iron, foundries, iron founders, ornamental ironwork, Saracen Foundry, trade catalogues, Walter Macfarlane & Co