'Pedestal Bidets', c 1902.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

'Pedestal Bidets', c 1902.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


Engraving from the catalogue of Thomas Crapper and Company. Both of the bidets shown are made of porcelain. The bidet shown above is also shown as a cros-section to reveal the way in which it works. Thomas Crapper (1837-1910) started a plumbing busines in Chelsea, London in 1861, and pioneered some of the most revolutionary designs of sanitary engineering in the 19th century, particularly in developing the modern WC cistern.

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