When clawfoot tubs were created, they were created with an enameling cast iron surface. This was to make it feel smooth to the touch. When they were first created, they were advertised as a horse trough or hog scalder. Once they added the legs to the tub, it became the bathtub. Soon they were made in quantity, as they were seen as being extremely sanitary and easy to clean. Which people felt prevented the spread of bacteria and diseases. As…