This is a rarely seen oak and polished nickel bathing seat or bath tub seat by the Brasscrafters Company of NY. This has an oak seat that measures 6-1/4" x 16-1/2" and has the original finish on it, which is worn from use. The nickel plated arms and side brackets are worn as well from contact with moisture for many years. There is a patent date on the bottom of 1906. The Brasscrafters catalog of the 1920's still lists this item and describes it as "The trimmings are heavy Hard Metal, polished, buffed, and nickel plated". The patent documents are included in the photos below.
The Brasscrafters was the trademark name of the J.P. Eustis Manufacturing Company, near Boston. The company got it’s start in 1899 creating a complete line of brass bathroom accessories. They included everything the turn of the 20th century bathroom would ever need, such as towel bars, towel baskets, cup holders, mirrors, toilet paper holders, match holders, and sponge holders. The Brasscrafters also made shower parts for baths. They created many different designs for all of the items they manufactured. Most of their designs were stamped with the trademark “The Brasscrafters” and a patent date of 1902, 1904, or 1912 to identify their superior design and durability. The Brasscrafters were known for their “Indestructable” design of silver soldered joints. The Brasscrafters also went on the manufacture the “White” line. This line included mirrors, medicine cabinets, soap dishes and most of their nickel accessories, but in a durable white finish.
This antique item is in very good condition with no major flaws or damage. It bears scuffs and scratches normal for a piece of this age.
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