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'Hydraulics', late 19th century.

Heath, H

'Hydraulics', late 19th century.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm


Coloured etching by H Heath, depicting a street trader offering 'patent shower and slipper baths' to a couple of somewhat unenthusiastic looking customers. Two women are observing proceedings from windows overlooking the street. One of them is pouring water from a watering can onto an angrily gesticulating man standing below. The illustration's full title is 'Hydraulics - the Science of that Philosophy which treats of the Motion of Fluids and the Art of Conveying Water'. Published by S Maunder, 10 Newgate Street.

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