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Commode - Wikipedia

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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 sto...

Black Scientists in America- Thomas Elkins - My Black History

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... had previously patented a chamber commode in 1872 and a dining, ironing table ... Thomas Elkins was an avid inventor and designed many improvements for ...

Patent US122518 - Improvement in chamber-commodes - Google ...

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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 ...

Thomas Elkins | African American Inventors and their Inventions

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... 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, ...

Learn More About Inventer Thomas Elkins - Inventors - About.com

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Aug 18, 2016 ... Thomas Elkins patented an improved refrigerator and an improved chamber commode. He also invented a combined dining, ironing table, and ...

Thomas Elkins | The Black Inventor Online Museum

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Nov 26, 2012 ... Created a Refrigerated Apparatus. ... apparatus on November 4, 1879 and had previously patented a chamber commode in 1872 and a dining, ...

Thomas Elkins - The Inventors

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

Toilet vs. Commode - A Way with Words

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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 ...

Thomas Elkins…Keeping it Cold! | The Black History Channel

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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 ...

Freedom Seeker IV 3 - Underground Railroad History Project

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It is interesting to note that Elkins also spent some time as an inventor. He obtained two patents in his lifetime. One was held for an improved chamber commode ...