Friday, August 12, 2016

First "Throne" Was For The Throne...!

That's right! The very first "Throne" as we call it was installed for the Queen of England! Talk about rank having it's privileges !

Tis is another case of the inventor not getting the credit he deserved. Believe me, this guy deserves thanks from all of us!

Flush Toilet—Alexander Cumming
Credited To Thomas Crapper

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It could be argued that the first flush toilet was created far before British inventor Alexander Cumming debuted his device in 1775. As far back as 1596, fellow Brit Sir John Harington is known to have produced a working model, which he installed for Queen Elizabeth.

This model left a lot to be desired. It required a great deal of water, and society lacked the infrastructure to properly deal with waste disposal. Cumming’s improved version was the first to feature the S-pipe, which prevented waste (and smell) from backing up and is still a feature of the modern design.

Thomas Crapper merely improved upon this with a modified tank mechanism. He didn’t market his devices—which are the reason that some refer to toilets as “the crapper” to this day—until the late 1800s.

I got this information from the folks over at Listverse. A true case of giving credit where credit is dur, ya know?

Coffee out on the patio this morning. A few showers may come our way!


linda m said...

And here I was led to believe that Thomas Crapper was the inventor. I learned something new again today. Thank you Mr. Hermit for teaching me something new and interesting. Keeps the old brain working. Have a great weekend.

Hermit's Baby Sis said...

Whoever it was, I am grateful to the inventor. Can't imagine the alternative for a city of 7 million - another reason to be happy to live outside the big town.
Thanks, Bubba ~

JO said...

Just so much knowledge learned here all the time.

Haven't had anymore rain here but it is still humid. Wish it was over with now. Soon right soon

HermitJim said...

Hey Linda...
I know that learning something new is fun, but even I was surprised with this one! Like you I was taught that Crapper was the inventor.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Hey Sis...
It would take a lot of corn cobs or big leaves to handle us otherwise!
Thanks, sis, for coming by today!

Chickenmom said...

Amazing what we learn here at Hermit Jim's, isn't it!? I always though Thomas invented it, too!

Dizzy-Dick said...

So, which came first, the crapper or the out-house? I remember way back when I was a little kid that there were a lot of homes where the out-house came first before the inside bathrooms.

HermitJim said...

Hey Phyllis...
Always try and keep ya guessing, ya know?
Thanks for the visit today!

Hey Dizzy...
I'm pretty sure the thunder box (outhouse) came first!
Thanks for coming by today!