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HOT BATHS AT ST. CLAIR.

Yesterday afternoon the three hot-ttatev bathrcoiiis provided by the Oa»an Beach Domain Board at the St' Clair Baths were formally declared open by Mr J. H. Ha-n----ebsk, the chairman of the board. Mr Hat*cock explained tho various arrangements to a number of visitors avlio had gathered. The boiloiyhc said, was of a colonial type, EeU-tontainod, and had been tested up to® .lOpi-b pressure, though a maximum of 401b was- all- that was required. Wafer from iJio oi»an Was pumped up to a fiOOgal Unvoted reservoir by a " Worthington Duplex " pump, working with a, steam pressu.ro of 2511). . Ths circulator beneath tho vesevvoii- epnfflinsd 250 gallons, and was fitted with internal copper edits for heating by ■■steam. When steam was tip the tuft circulator -could be sufficiently heated in 10 fltiiHites. -Each of the ba-t-hrOonis Was fitted yith a full-sized Doultcn osiamei b'ftth, with hot and cold :falt, water taps, and with- a shoiver combining hot «tiid- cold salt and cold fresh, water sitpplies. The previous day, Mr Hancock stated, he had found t : he water .in the circrilator at; 150:lcg Eahrouiiei.t, after standing 16 hours, without tifOi

Tha' whole pJant, whi'oh has been desighed and constructed, by Messrs A. and T. Burt, is capaljlfe of supplying at' least three times ilia miuiber of baths at present In. use, A telephone will- shortly bo kid on to the ca-.tettiker'S hoiise, patrons will then bis ffblt) to ttrrange- beforehand and asioi.d' nnncccssafy. wnitiflf. The preset timc-tablo of hours fpe ladies and gentlenien. will continue to hi observed. . The whole plant -and, arrangements, give ow tha iinprcwion of being, atbiira'b.ly adapted to m«et the roquiremonts of uiany, and doubtless the. oppoftunity wiblch these nCT batha ■affoiil' will be largely a;vai!ed of.

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Otago Daily Times, Otago Daily Times, Issue 14909, 11 August 1910

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HOT BATHS AT ST. CLAIR. Otago Daily Times, Issue 14909, 11 August 1910

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