Historical information

This tub, a common household object in the 19th and 20th centuries, would have been used in a household or other places for washing small items or even a small child. As it has handles it could also have been used for carrying liquids or other items. Item such as this can still be found in use today but in the main have been replaced by plastic tubs.


This item has no known provenance and is retained for display purposes.

Physical description

This is an oval galvanised wash tub. The oval base has a strengthening metal band around the edge. There are two metal handles attached to metal loops on the side. There is some rusting on the inside base.