We made all sorts of discoveries in this last leg of the demo, particulary one that will change around the whole bathroom layout - for the better, I think.
But I had cat/vet issues this morning, so I didn't have time to upload the pics. Tomorrow, I promise!
Our friend who is renovating the house across the street stopped by to survey our progress this weekend. While there, she mentioned that the two cast iron tubs she took out of her house (she'll be returning them to the house, don't worry!) each had dates stamped on the bottom.
I had the bright idea to get all prison-fabulous and use a mirror to check under our clawfoot tub without having to lift it.
We saw some words, which we couldn't make out, but no date, so Darwin ended up turning the tub on its side anyway. In the end, we found no date, but we did find that the tub was made by Wolff Manufacturing.
So I scurried off to the Internet to see what I could find. I didn't learn much about Wolff because I got distracted by the Vintage Plumbing Web site. The word "vintage" gets applied to everything pre-last week, but the stuff on this site is REALLY AND TRULY antique. I felt giddy browsing through this stuff! Euphoric!
It was like strolling through a bathroom museum. Nevermind that I can't afford one single thing on that site. I'm just glad it exists! After viewing this site - and the latest special findings in the bathroom - I'm even more dedicated to making this room special and as close to original as possible. (though I do draw the line at a high-tank toilet, mostly because I ADORE the toilets in this house)
One of the best features of the site is the page full of scans from Victorian bathroom and kitchen catalogues. Lots of inspiration there!
Now, thanks to that page, I think I want this sconce or one similar to it for the bathroom. It's not even ridiculously expensive!