Fragment of sanitary ware

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Made by Shanks and Co., Barrhead

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Fragment of sanitary ware

This fragment of sanitary ware bears the trade mark of Shanks & Co. Ltd of Barrhead in East Renfrewshire.

Fragment of white porcelain sanitary ware, with the trade mark of Shanks and Co. Ltd, Barrhead

In the later part of the 19th century, some factories, such as Shanks of Barrhead, became household names, famous for producing the sanitary ware that was a vital part of the improved sanitation schemes of the time.

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Online ID: 000-100-083-224-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  T.1995.115.15
Date: 19th century
Material: White porcelain. Inscription: Shanks & Co Ltd, Barrhead, Scotland
Dimensions: 205 mm H x 200 mm L x 130 mm W
What: Sanitary ware / fragment
Who: Shanks and Co. Ltd, Barrhead, Scotland (Maker)
Where: Scotland, East Renfrewshire, Barrhead
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