Privies and Water Closets, Paperback Book

Privies and Water Closets Paperback

Part of the Shire Library series


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, all-ceramic WC.

Illustrated with superb photographs, this book tells the story of the lavatory, from the Elizabethan era to the modern day.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: History of engineering & technology
  • ISBN: 9780747807025



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