Pail for hygienic use (Spain)

Pail for hygienic use (Spain)
1924-1933. Imported pail for collecting dirty water, Bing Werke, Nuremberg (Germany) © Museo del Traje.

Pail for hygienic use (Spain)

Sheet steel and cast iron pail covered in white porcelain, placed beneath washbasins and bowls to collect dirty water after washing. Emptying and cleaning was the task of female servants.

From the middle of the 19th century Spanish companies manufactured such products, although this one bears the logo “BW GERMANY”.

Photo, Munio Rodil Ares