Patent Model - Improvement in Porcelain Water-Closets

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Richard Watson (b.1836, d.1921), Patentee
Production date
May 20 1879
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Porcelain, wood
7 1/2 x 7 x 6" (19.1 x 17.8 x 15.2cm)
Watson's patent secures "greater purity and more effective ventilation than has ever before been attained in porcelain water-closets". The whole "closet, including the necessary flanges and arms for connecting with the floor and soil-pipe, the water-supply pipe, and the pipe for ventilation, is made of porcelain, in one single piece; consequently it is easily kept clean..." (Patent Number 215,495)
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