Officer’s campaign bath tub, late 19th / early 20th century


The dimensions of the bath with the lid in place are overall 38 x 26 ins with a height of 11 ins. The paintwork is somewhat chipped but this has survived its original travels and its later life in an attic pretty well. It retains the leather straps which fit across the lid. The lock on the lid does not appear to have been forced but the key is missing. The name on the lid is T N GRAZEBROOK. An unusual name and the only one we can find in army lists of the period has different initials – Captain George Charles Grazebrook of the 27th Inniskilling Fusiliers served on the North West Frontier and in the South African War. There are incomplete labels which show a journey from Calcutta and a visit to Mombasa in East Africa. Delivery or shipping will be extra on this item. Help from a kind observer of the website has indicated that the initials probably refer to Brigadier Tom Neville Grazebrook, C.B., D.S.O. [1904-67], who served in WWII with the Gloucestershire Regiment and was attached to the Inniskilling Fusiliers. The bath tub has an older look but could well have been handed down through the family.

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