Blast From The Past: Rib Cage Shower

Blast From The Past: Rib Cage Shower

Annie Werbler
Dec 14, 2010

I was looking for treasures yesterday at The Antique & Artisan Center in Stamford, Connecticut when I came across the most unusual shower I've ever seen.

Turns out the rib cage (or needle) shower was a luxurious bath fixture made of chrome in the early 20th century that featured such technological advances as lower shower sprays and a temperature gauge. Though lovely to look at, the rib cage shower requires a huge amount of water to be operational because it has the additional lower sprays uncommon to most showers. It may have gone out of style because the single head at the top of any shower is enough to clean the body sufficiently. Not to mention the fact that trying to shave one's legs within the tight ribs is impossible!

Images: 1stdibs

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