The original stats of the fully-built Sutro Baths were:

Length of baths, 499.5 feet.
Width of baths, 254.1 feet.
Amount of glass used, 100,000 superficial ft.
Iron in roof columns, 600 tons.
Lumber, 3,500,000 feet.
Concrete, 270,000 cubic feet.
Seating capacity amphitheater, 3,700.
Seating capacity promenade, 3,700.
Holding capacity, 25,000.
Salt water tanks, 6.
Capacity of tanks, 1,804,962 gallons.
Fresh water, plunge tank, 1.
Toboggan slides in baths, 7.
Swinging rings, 30.
Spring boards, 1.
Private dressing rooms, 517.
Club rooms capacity, 1,110.
Time required to fill tank by waves. 1 hour.
Time required to fill tank by pump, 5 hours.

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"A springboard furnishes the bathers with
much amusement; also a toboggan slide."

Filmed August 22, 1897.
Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20Sept1897; 52619.



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"One of the sights of San Francisco. A 50-foot slide
is used by the bathers, who toboggan down its slippery
surface in all positions. The bathers are clad in black
trunks, making fine contrast with the flesh tints."

Filmed August 22, 1897.
Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60559.



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