Standard Pacific Toilet bowl from 1931

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  1. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Here is a Standard Pacific toilet bowl from 1931. It was connected to tank mounted on the wall, and connected by a chrome elbow.

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    Look at the size of the hole leading into the tank. It's like a flow restricter. No wonder these old toilets flushed so slowly.
     
  2. wjcandee

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    Looks a lot like the 1927 A-S toilet we still have in the laundry room toilet cubby. What you describe is basically the same setup.

    Our 1950s-era A-S units also have the smaller hole in the bowl past the (close-coupled) tank/bowl connection, they flush like classic 5-galloners.

    The 1927 A-S is a washdown flush, which seems to provide a substantial amount of running water pretty quickly even though it's a 2" flush valve.

    Oddly, however, the trapway design is a POS, so even dumping 7 gallons of water into the bowl often doesn't evacuate all the waste, especially toilet paper. Fortunately, this antique doesn't get used more than once a week, if that. I did pull out the Wolverine Brass ballcock and tank ball, and replaced them with a Korky 528 and a standard Korky flapper, when the thing started to leak. Apparently, we paid someone to update the guts of that toilet years ago at great expense. My own revision cost less than $20, and should hold nicely until we eventually replace it.
     
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