Very odd toilet identification question

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by John in herndon, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. John in herndon

    John in herndon New Member

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    I was recently in a museum in Toronto Canada (a mansion, actually) and ran across the toilet shown in the picture. My question is, can anyone ID it? Look at the various odd fittings, what are the functions?

    Thanks,
    John Freitag

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  2. Cass

    Cass Plumber

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    Maybe American Standard?
  3. My worst nightmare ............................

    God only knows what that toilet could be....

    possibley on old Chase......or Crane....


    the only thing Iknow for sure is I
    would not touch that one
    with a ten foot pole

  4. Mike50

    Mike50 DIY Senior Member

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    Looks like it has a built in-water cooled Beer Can holder.
  5. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Well Duh!
    That's exactly what that is. There were many water cooled beer can holders on toilets made by Fredrickson.
    I'm sure Homer would have have been proud to have a water cooled beer can holder like that.
  6. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    toilet

    If Al Bundy could have gotten that one, he might have given up on the Ferguson. In any case, since there is apparently no pipe leaving the bowl to go to a tank, the toilet must have a submerged inlet, and would not pass any plumbing codes, regardless of the secondary function.
  7. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    It looks like an air vent out of the back of the bowl.
    by the way, I have no idea who makes that toilet.
    Like hj says, the water supply would never fly nowadays.
  8. John in herndon

    John in herndon New Member

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    Antoher look

    Thanks to all who weighed in. Looking at the thing again, (it dates to ca 1903) it looks like the oval in back is indeed an air vent (could be useful for some visitors to my house!). That supply pipe looks pretty hefty, what if that "beer can holder" housed some type of early Flushometer like those used on commercial toilets today?

    JF
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