Clawfoot for a close space

We’ve finally gotten the clawfoot shower pan in working order in the downstairs bathroom! It’s a bit tight trying to take pics because the whole room is only a little more than 5×6 (and that’s after previous owners bashed into the pantry next door for extra space). But here are some attempts.

From the top:

The pan is 36″ x 36″ cast iron with replated original feet and drain. It first lived in a mansion in Youngstown, Ohio, according to Don Hooper at Vintage Plumbing Bathroom Antiques, whose expertise, courtesy and fabulous selection of fixtures make me wish I had more bathrooms. Check out this page, where you’ll see our pan (bottom of the page) as I did for the first time.

Of course it’s been 3 years to this point, and we’re still working on building the storage unit (which will feature an ingenious boyfriend-built toilet-paper device) and recreating the woodwork that was ripped off around the window and door. So check back in, oh, 2011.

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One Response to Clawfoot for a close space

  1. morrigan says:

    Very nice! Thanks for the pics!

    I checked that date you asked about. It is 1941.
    Do you know anywhere I can get replacement burner knobs? I am missing 3.

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