Monday, September 30, 2013

Toilets, The history of

The October issue of Old House Journal has an interesting article on the history of toilets, and no, Thomas Crapper did not invent the first flush toilet. "It was actually in the 1590s that Sir John Harington [did] ... [He] proved that a toilet withut a sewer is just a gigantic chamber pot, ..." There's also a timeline of toilet progress from 1596 to 1932; and from 1900-1932, there were 350 toilet patents. And I appreciated the bathroom design possibilities shown, along with the illustrated toilet designs and available products. I especially liked the jadeite porcelain and chrome toilet roll holder.


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