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Lead bathrooms: A new technique in bathroom construction may soon come into widespread use. In place of tile walls, the method calls for spraying molten lead on a thick wooly wallboard. Result: a pleasant silver-gray color, smooth, water-proof, rustless, and soundproof–at  about half the cost of tile.

Lead Bathrooms

Editor’s note: So many things to say… did this ever come to pass? Did we have a generation of children living with lead bathrooms? Does “wooly wallboard” = asbestos? 

From News-Week, v. 10, no.1 July 3, 1937, p. 35.

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