Monday, October 1, 2018

Who invented the the flush toilet?

From: William T.
Sent: October 1, 2018
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Subject: Fw: Who invented the the flush toilet?

A flush toilet is a toilet that disposes of human excreta by using water to flush it through a drainpipe to another location for disposal, thus maintaining a separation between humans and their excreta. Flush toilets can be designed for sitting or for squatting, in the case of squat toilets.


Did Thomas Crapper invent toilet?
In the late-19th century, a London plumbing impresario named Thomas Crapper manufactured one of the first widely successful lines of flush toilets. Crapper did not invent the toilet, but he did develop the ballcock, an improved tank-filling mechanism still used in toilets today. Who invented the flush toilet? - HISTORY

Why is a toilet called a loo?
When people flung their potty waste out of the window, they would shout “Gardez l'eau” [gar-day low]. That's French for “watch out for the water”. We probably get the word “loo” from this expression, although some people think it comes from “Room 100” which is what European people used to call the bathroom.Feb 16, 2005
Why do they call it the loo? - Kottke

Where did the term John for toilet come from?
Thomas Crapper was a plumber that is often mistakenly called 'John Crapper'. While Sir John Harrington is credited with the invention, it was Alexander Cummings that received the first patent for a flushing water closet (toilet not John).Dec 1, 2011
John Crapper Myth and why a crapper loo toilet is not a John

When was the toilet seat invented?
The flushing toilet was invented by John Harington in 1596. Joseph Bramah of Yorkshire patented the first practical water closet in England in 1778. George Jennings in 1852 also took out a patent for the flush-out toilet. Who invented the toilet seat? - Quora

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