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Subject: Archive: Thomas Crapper, Jan. 27, 1910


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Date Posted: Sunday, January 27, 12:42:11pm

Thomas Crapper (baptised 28 September 1836; died 27 January 1910) was an English plumber and who founded Thomas Crapper & Co in London, a sanitary equipment company. Crapper held nine patents, three of them for water closet improvements such as the floating ballcock. He improved the S-bend trap in 1880 inventing the plumbing trap (U-bend). The firm's lavatorial equipment was manufactured at premises in nearby Marlborough Road (now Draycott Avenue). The company owned the world's first bath, toilet and sink showroom, in King's Road. Crapper was noted for the quality of his products and received several royal warrants.

Manhole covers with Crapper's company's name on them in Westminster Abbey have become one of London's minor tourist attractions.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Crapper

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