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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commode

A commode is any of several pieces of furniture. The word commode comes from the French ... is a washstand, a piece of furniture equipped with basin, jug, and towel rail, and often with space to store the chamber pot behind closed doors.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamber_pot

A chamber pot is a bowl-shaped container with a handle, and often a lid, used as a portable ... pot was stored under the bed. The modern commode toilet and bedpan, used by bedbound or disabled persons, are variants of the chamber pot.

www.thoughtco.com/dr-thomas-elkins-4074330

Apr 18, 2017 ... Thomas Elkins patented an improved refrigerator and an improved chamber commode. He also invented a muti-use folding table.

theinventors.org/library/inventors/blelkinpatents.htm

An improved refrigerator design was patented by African American inventor ... An improved chamber commode (toilet) was patented by Thomas Elkins on ...

www.google.com/patents/US122518

My invention relates 'to a new and useful article of chamber furniture which I denominate chamber-commode; and consists in the combination of a bureau, mirror ...

blackinventor.com/thomas-elkins

Nov 26, 2012 ... Elkins patented this refrigerated apparatus on November 4, 1879 and had previously patented a chamber commode in 1872 and a dining, ...

theblackhistorychannel.com/2013/thomas-elkins-keeping-it-cold

Jul 23, 2013 ... Thomas also invented an improved chamber commode that was more furniture than toilet. It had a mirror, wash stand, book-rack, table, and a ...

www.famous-black-inventors.net/thomas-elkins.html

... or a simple invention that can get them noticed, but the same cannot be said of ... his 3 most famous patents – the complete commode, body cooling chamber, ...

www.oldhouseonline.com/articles/the-history-of-the-toilet

Jul 29, 2013 ... Let's get one thing straight: Thomas Crapper did not invent the flush toilet. ... were made to resemble familiar chamber pots and commodes.