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Privies and Water Closets
Although Thomas Crapper is most commonly associated with the invention of the flushing toilet, his models were in fact the result of a long line of improvements to earlier designs which date back to ancient times. This book is an ideal introduction to the history of the toilet, tracing its development from the primitive - and very smelly - privy maiden to today's one-piece ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published March 24th 2009 by Shire Publications
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The author is on task for this slim book. It's mostly pictures but the text is more interesting to me, as it explains the evolution from privy pit to the modern facility and the reasons for each change. Eveleigh does a good job of keeping a fairly gross subject interesting without nauseating the reader.