[Sca-cooks] OT Question

Terry Decker t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net
Fri Mar 16 22:18:07 PDT 2007

Haven't read the book, but Thomas Crapper (1836-1910) certainly wasn't 
period.  He wasn't the inventor of the flush toilet, but held several 
patents that made the flush toilet workable.  His name is a variant of 

While there are a number of claims to who invented the flush toilet, the 
most serious contender is Sir John Harington, who created a flush toilet 
(the Ajax) in 1596 for his godmother, Elizabeth I.


> Regards my question was written:
> No, but I have read this:
> Reyburn, Wallace.
>  Flushed with pride; the story of Thomas Crapper.
> Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall [1971, c1969]
>  95 p. illus. 18 cm.
> ISBN: 0133225607
> Yes I knew about that book but was not sure if Thomas Crapper was in 
> period.
> As you have read it, was he?  Regards the that book could you give me a
> short summary and an opinion?
> Daniel

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