A commode is any of several pieces of furniture. The word commode comes from
the French word for "convenient" or "suitable", which in turn comes from the Latin
Dec 1, 2012 ... Why do some folks call the toilet a commode? At one point in history, the
commode was a piece of furniture you'd put a chamberpot in. Today ...
Most commodes had marble tops, and some were fitted with pairs of doors. André
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Historical Examples. A candle was burning behind the headboard on a table, and
another on a commode near the door. Honoré de Balzac Albert Keim and ...
Aug 27, 2010 ... Nobody is entirely sure who first had the privilege of sitting on a toilet. Evidence
of advanced plumbing systems in the ancient world abounds, ...
A BRIEF HISTORY OF TOILETS ... Toilet seats were made of limestone. Poor
people ... After using the toilet people wiped their behinds with a sponge on a
Aug 18, 2011 ... Forget about skyscrapers, protected harbors or capital markets. The lowly toilet is
key to what makes modern cities possible.
The first first flush toilet was invented in 1775. ... King Minos of Crete had the first
flushing water closet recorded in history and that was over 2800 years ago.
The History of the Flush Toilet By: Maureen K. Francis. We have received written
permission from Ms. Maureen Francis to republish this educational paper.
Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History ... The first pair of commodes was made in 1708
by André-Charles Boulle (1642–1732) for the bedchamber of Louis XIV at the ...