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Mr Monkey visits the Royal Pump Room museum, 21st July

"Surface washable only creatures don't approve of this sort of thing at all"

Mr Monkey examining a peat bath Mr Monkey looking at a Combination Bath

Mr Monkey inspected a couple of the ways visitors to the Royal Baths were treated. One option, added in 1910, was the peat bath which involved fifty gallons of Yorkshire peat in a wheeled bath made of Burma teak. The peat was heated to up to 104° F, and came in four sorts - ordinary, sulphur, brine, and electric. He was also interested in the combination bath, which allowed water to be sprayed onto the bather from far more angles than an ordinary shower. Mr Monkey thought that dials and gauges belong on steam engines, not showers.

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