'Pedestal Bidets', c 1902.

 
'Pedestal Bidets', c 1902.
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

Description

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.

Image Details

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10316980

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