He pushed the idea of every home having a flush toilet. Yeah for Crapper, I say! I'm glad he's been given a special day!
(By the way, we usually celebrate a person and his accomplishments on his birthday. But since nobody knows when he was born—probably some day in September, 1836—Crapper's day is on the anniversary of his death in 1910.)
|The 3-D painting|
on this toilet makes
it look scary!
Thomas Crapper was a plumber who lived in London, England. Some people assume that he invented the flush toilet, but he didn't. A man named John Harrington did that in 1596. Instead, Crapper made several inventions that helped improve the flush toilet, and he was an important popularizer of this then new-fangled sanitation device. One way he spread the idea of having a toilet in the house was by creating the first bathroom fittings showroom.
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