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Mitchell Library, PO Directories

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Advertisements from the Post Office Glasgow directory of 1837-1838 for the Hot, Cold and Vapour Bath Establishment in Hutcheson Street and the Carro Chemical Co's shop in Maxwell Street.

At a time when Glasgow's water supply was taken mostly from public wells and from the increasingly polluted River Clyde, private bath houses were popular with many health-concious individuals (all or mostly men) who could afford the services on offer. The Carro Chemical Co provided all manner of supplies that would be required to clean a house and maintain a "respectable" household in the city or suburbs.

Reference: Mitchell Library, DIR 1837-38

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

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