antique toilet... worth anything?

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  1. DRDnNY

    DRDnNY New Member

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    First time poster... I came across the site while looking for info on antique toilets. To get right to the point... I have a circa 1920's one piece toilet and am wondering if it is worth anything? If there is a market I'd be happy to post a picture but if not would rather not lug it out.
     
  2. jimbo

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    We know that it is not legal to manufacture a high-gallon toilet. Opinions very as to whether it is legal to INSTALL one as a replacement or in new construction. I believe that in most cases it is not. Some places also have codes even restricting the sale of used toilets. from a sanitary position.

    Nonetheless, there are people who would be willing to buy that, especially if it is a rare brand or design, or one of the "oldies" which have remarkable reputations. Web auction is my first thought. Any large antique marts or consignment houses in your area?
     
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  4. Master Plumber Mark

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    they are junk

    sorry....no one really wants the things...


    you can put it on e-bay and see

    but usually we take them out and get 15 dollars for them

    from a second hand hardware store down the street IF they flush ok



    he sells them for 65-85


    so I dont think its worth your time
     
  5. Terry

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    That's better than me.

    I have to pay to get rid of them.
     
  6. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Master Plumber

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    aint life grand

    Yes, we actually have a hardwaer
    store 3 blocks away that sells used toilets
    to the city and buys ours for 12.50---15.00 each

    as long as their are no hair line cracks in them or

    things stuck in them ....they must function properly


    He also buys our old water heaters from us for 15.50
    and sells them for $89 to landlords around here...

    He cleans them up and sells them too..... as long as they
    dont leak it dont matter how old they are either......


    It amazes me that anyone can be that cheap to actually buy
    either,

    but it takes all kinds of squirrles to make the world go around.
     
  7. DRDnNY

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    Thanks for your replys ... it's exactly what I expected. I was pretty surprised to come across this forum. I spent 20 years in the home improvements biz w/ kitchen and bath remodeling being the focus. I'll still try to get back here w/ a picture as it's a very unusual toilet. I've gutted at a thousand bathrooms and this is the only fixture I ever even thought about hanging on to.
     
  8. Gary Tjader

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    Is it a Case brand with "T/N" under the lid. [Be careful with the lid.]
     
  9. DRDnNY

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    Bingo! ... yes it has a large T / N under the lid and a much smaller "130" stamped in it.
     
  10. hj

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    water heaters

    The number of water heaters I have replaced which were not leaking, in 55+ years, would fit in the back of a pickup truck.
     
  11. Joerg

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    Hello HJ,

    The water heater leaks, were they usually slow leaks or those catastrophic ones where the owners came home and found their living space to have become an indoor pool?

    Regards, Joerg.
     
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