Interior of Bath-house and Vestiary, shewing Cordsand suspended clothes.
DescriptionImage from page 160 of "Transactions" (1852)
Identifier: transactions51nort Title: https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookidtransactions51nort">Transactions Year: https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookyear1852">1852 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookdecade1850">1850s) Authors: https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookauthorNorth_of_England_Institute_of_Mining_and_Mechanical_Engineers__Newcastle_upon_Tyne">North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers, Newcastle-upon-Tyne https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookauthorNorth_of_England_Institute_of_Mining_and_Mechanical_Engineers__Newcastle_upon_Tyne__Report_of_the_Committee_upon_mechanical_coalcutting__1905">North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Report of the Committee upon mechanical coalcutting, 1905 Subjects: https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/booksubjectMineral_industries">Mineral industries https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/booksubjectMechanical_engineering">Mechanical engineering Publisher: https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookpublisherNewcastle_upon_Tyne">Newcastle-upon-Tyne Contributing Library: https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookcontributorGerstein___University_of_Toronto">Gerstein - University of Toronto Digitizing Sponsor: https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/booksponsorUniversity_of_Toronto">University of Toronto View Book Page: https://archive.org/stream/transactions51nort/transactions51nort#page/n160/mode/1up" rel="noreferrer nofollow">Book Viewer About This Book: https://archive.org/details/transactions51nort" rel="noreferrer nofollow">Catalog Entry View All Images: https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookidtransactions51nort">All Images From Book Click here to https://archive.org/stream/transactions51nort/transactions51nort#page/n160/mode/1up" rel="noreferrer nofollow">view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book. Text Appearing Before Image: uche-pipes. In this warm and wellventilated bath-house there are 2,000 cords running up to the ceil-ing. To the free end of each cord, as it hangs over a pulley, areaffixed a leaden soap-box, also 3 hooks upon which are suspendedthe cap, boots and ordinary wearing clothes of a miner who atthe time is working inside the tunnel. On coming out of the- THE SIMPLON TUNNEL. 135 tunnel, the men change their wet clothes in this house, have awarm bath, put on their warm, dry, wearing-clothes and hang uptheir wet working-clothes, which are found dry and warm againby the miners on returning to work on the following day. Themen bring their own towels and soap. Mr. Sulzer told the writerthat the firm got the idea of the bath-house and vestiary from alarge coal-mine in Westphalia. The floors of the bath-houses arecemented: they are flushed and well cleaned, after the departureof each batch of men. The writer found everything in excellentorder and extremely clean. Leading out of the bath-house was a Text Appearing After Image: Fig. 3.—Interior of Bath-house and Vestiary, shewing Cordsand suspended clothes. laundry for washing the hospital linen, fitted up with the dryingarrangements that are usually found in large and well-conductedlaundries. The next door on the railway-platform opens into the engineersbath-house. The interior is partitioned off into small rooms eachof which contains a zinc bath, and is provided with spray anddouche-pipes, etc. There is also a room where first aid can berendered to workmen after an accident, 136 THE SIMPLON TUNNEL. As the tunnelling operations of the Simplon, especially at theItalian end, have had to be conducted in a remote and sparselypopulated valley, the contractors have had of necessity to providehouse-accommodation for the workpeople and their families.Most of the workmen are married. Messrs. Brandt & Brandauprefer married men; they work better, are more reliable, and theyare more likely to remain. Houses have been erected for bothmarried and unmarried men. The Note About Images Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.
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