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Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by gizza job, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. gizza job

    gizza job Plumber

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    The toilet was invented by Thomas Crapper and i once worked with a lad who said that he was a distant relation to him.

    His name..............FRAZER CRAPPER!!!!

    I nearly died laughing when he told me.

    Anyway just thought i`d share that memory with ya.
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2008
  2. Winslow

    Winslow Plumber

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    The toilet wasn't invented by crapper but his company did make and install many toilets in england. When american servicemen went into the bathroom (during the war)they saw the company name on the toilet. They reffered to it as a crapper because that's the name that was labeled on them.
  3. gizza job

    gizza job Plumber

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    i stand corrected, but still it was dead funny at the time and i was doubled up!
    in fact it tickled me for ages!:D:D
  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Funny

    I have heard that Brits have a weird sense of humor and now I know it's true.
  5. darkzen

    darkzen New Member

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  6. achutch

    achutch New Member

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    Tom Crapper Advertisement

    Here is a photo of the Tom Crapper plate that a friend gave me. Up until a month ago, it hung on the wall in the half-bath where the antique "Standard" toilet was the focal point. I have "redone" the half bath (a great diversion after almost getting myself killed after hitting black ice back in February -- got my mind off the accident). It included new paint, new ADA height toilet, and one of my photos that I had had enlarged and framed to simulate a window.

    Tom Crapper will be relocated to my summer cabin where the antiques will reign.

    Here it is!

    achutch

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  7. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    toilets

    His "valve toilet" looks like the ones in today's RV's.
  8. Ian Gills

    Ian Gills Senior Robin Hood Guy

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    Looks more like a Toto® to me! :D
  9. krow

    krow Plumber

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    Mr. T Crapper invented the 1st indoor flush toilet


    Something you learn in the 1st year of trade school.
  10. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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