Toilet and Cistern; Shanks & Co. Tubal Works Barrhead United Kingdom; c1890s;...


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Toilet and Cistern

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Blue and white "Mulberry-Chrysanthemum" patterned porcelain toilet with wooden seat and accompanying cistern. Shanks Patent


Shanks & Co. Tubal Works Barrhead United Kingdom

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United Kingdom


Toilet approx 55 x 48 x 73 (width x height x length), Cistern approx 27 x 27 x 45 (height x depth x width)

Subject and Association Description

These toilets were for sale in the 1890s. There were twelve different patterns available. It is a Levern Single Trap Syphonic Closet System and could only be bought in combination with it's cistern to ensure the complicated 'symphonic' system worked perfectly

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Toilet and Cistern

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