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Discuss What on Earth!! Retro Dolphin Shower ensuite. in the Bathrooms, Showers and Wetrooms area at UKPlumbersForums.co.uk.

  1. Mary Tinsley

    Mary Tinsley New Member

    Hi Everyone,

    Restoring a 50's house currently and cam along this little gem in one of the bedrooms!! Anyone seen anything like this before?? :)

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  2. Pickwickpick

    Pickwickpick Plumber

    wow! No I have never come across one of those before, think there might be one or two regs that its contravening :D:confused:

    Is that grey electrical wires that are dangling at the top of the shower?
     
  3. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR

    Blimey :eek::eek::eek: get that ripped out , how things have changed . Cheers Kop
     
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  4. WC1

    WC1 Active Member

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  5. snowhead

    snowhead Well-Known Member

    Don't destroy it, someone may want it for historical significance / museum.
     
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  6. Mary Tinsley

    Mary Tinsley New Member

    Yes!! Don't think I will be testing it out !!
     
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  7. Mary Tinsley

    Mary Tinsley New Member

    I did wonder, but wouldn't have a clue who!!
     
  8. Pickwickpick

    Pickwickpick Plumber

    I was just thinking, with a bit of tweaking it could work well in a van/truck campervan conversion. Get rid of the electrics in the shower and hook it up to solar water panels (not pv) and would work a treat. You might even find someone on one of the conversion facebook pages that would take it off your hands.
     
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  9. Mary Tinsley

    Mary Tinsley New Member

    Thats' a great idea!! I will look into it, don't really want to just chuck it.
     
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  10. Pickwickpick

    Pickwickpick Plumber

    I'll try and dig out some links to some suitable fb groups this evening when I can get on the other half's facebook. Where abouts are you located roughly if you don''t mind me asking?
     
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  11. Mary Tinsley

    Mary Tinsley New Member

    I'm in North Shropshire. Thank you.
     
  12. Pickwickpick

    Pickwickpick Plumber

    Not too far from myself then (west mids), I'll have an ask around as well, have a couple of different mates with various projects on the go who might be interested.
     
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  13. Mary Tinsley

    Mary Tinsley New Member

    Thank you that's very kind :)
     
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  14. tomplumb83

    tomplumb83 Plumber

    £££££ I bet that cost a fortune!
    Must be late 80s early 90s? They went bust in about 07ish.
    They used to go round, quote 25k for a standard bathroom, a dozen calls later the customer could haggle them down to 10k and they'd still be making a fortune - fitters paid a pittance and the standard of work amongst the worst. Hence why they went bust
    Used to see the showers with the mirrors every now and again. Haven't seen one for a while
     
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  15. snowhead

    snowhead Well-Known Member

    It would have been twice the normal price just because it had Dolphin on it.
    Quote from Dolphin's current website;
    " Dolphin Showers UK " invented showering back in the 1950's .We are market leaders in all that is new in showering.
     
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