The bathing machine
was a device, popular in the 18th and 19th centuries, to allow people
to change out of their usual clothes into swimwear and then wade into
the ocean at beaches (without being seen by the opposite sex). Bathing
machines were roofed and walled wooden carts rolled into the sea. Some
had solid wooden walls; others had canvas walls over a wooden frame.
I just love those vintage contraptions so I had this exclusive one made!
This one comes complete with wheels, stairs, a door and 3 windows. And a roof that you can choose to glue down or lift off to see the interior easier.
Laser cut from heavy chipboard. Ships flat, but easy to put together with a bit of glue. Comes complete with the dowels for the wheel axles.
Finished size is approx. 6-1/2" tall x 5-1/2" long (without the stairs) x 3" wide (including the wheels). (The door is about 3" tall.)
This item is smaller than 1:12 scale (but perfect for the ladies on the collage sheets below)!
Note: Items cut from this heavy, light-grey chipboard burn easily so the laser-cutting process may leave charcoal residue behind. Save yourself a headache, and just wipe the cut edges of these items down with a dry paper towel before assembling or painting.