Use a Wash-Basin

Before indoor plumbing became available, there was a time when you could find a Wash-Basin in every home. Wash basins are large bowls that people placed in bedrooms and sometimes outdoors near pumps, in order to wash between baths. These basins were often accompanied by a vase to hold the water. Wash basins are still occasionally used in old rustic homes, by bed-ridden people to freshen up, or by campers out in the wild, far from a facility with plumbing available.

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