Thomas Crapper (baptised 28 September 1836; died 27 January 1910) was a
plumber who founded Thomas Crapper & Co in London. Contrary to widespread
misconceptions, Crapper did not invent the flush...
Indeed, he invented the bathroom showroom and displayed his wares in .... but
he did not 'invent' the Water Closet; it evolved over many hundreds of years.
May 19, 2015 ... ... at least 5,000 years, and early toilet systems were used by the several ancient
... The first modern flushable toilet was described in 1596 by Sir John Harington,
... London plumbing impresario named Thomas Crapper manufactured one of ...
Crapper did not invent the toilet, but he did develop the ballcock, ...
May 15, 2011 ... Interestingly, the word “crap” does not derive from “Crapper”. ... The founder of
the company, Thomas Crapper (born around 1836 and died 1910), ... The toilet
was invented a couple hundred years before Mr. Crapper by John ...
Sep 7, 2010 ... We spend an estimated year and a half of our lives on the toilet, yet the ... While
Thomas Crapper did not invent the flushing toilet, he did much ...
One urban legend even suggests that Thomas Crapper invented the toilet; but, ...
After serving as an apprentice and a journeyman for three years, Thomas set ...
Myth: Thomas Crapper invented the toilet. Truth: he purchased ... Crapper did
popularize the loo and made it an accepted domestic fixture. The notion that ...
BTW: this was approximately sixty years before Thomas Crapper was born. BTW:
Thomas Crapper: The man who didn't invent the flush toilet. ... me -- often with a
salacious grin -- that the flush toilet was invented by a 19th-century Englishman
named Thomas Crapper. ... But did he really give his name to these systems?
Nov 1, 1995 ... Thomas Crapper was born in 1836---appropriately enough the year before ... The
big question is Did he really invent the syphonic flush? ... In the United States,
although not in England, a ``crapper'' means a john, or toilet.
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