The reason that toilets are sometimes called crappers is because many of them were first manufactured around the turn of the century by Thomas Crapper and Company Ltd. The company first began making bathroom fittings in 1861.
Amazingly this company has been making these elaborate first toilets yet again. The style of the Thomas Crapper was a “high tank style. This meant that the toilet tank was connected by a long copper pipe to a porcelain tank fastened high up on the wall. The Toilet seat did not really have a back as a result. The original valve-less toilet has a cistern made out of marine quality aluminum.These types of toilets can be painted any color and look particularly fetchin in candy apple red or mint green. The kits that are sold by the company to install this vintage toilet in your home also comes with a very long pull for flushing the toilet.
However, this quite an expensive toilet that costs about two grand without the cost of the pull knob, brackets and the flush and fill tubes.
he high cistern Thomas Crapper hung about eight feet above the seat of the toilet on the wall. They made another model called the low “beer engine” model that had a lower flush lever. The pipes for this model are available in brass or nickel and look quite enchanting. The company also sells iron brackets for supporting the cisterns that come with their toilets. They come in a black or a pink color. You can also paint them to match your own décor.
The company also makes very elegant, authentic reproduction basin sinks that hang on the wall. These are equipped with heavy Chrome, Brass or Nickel drains and large elaborate faucets. The bright red Thomas Crapper logo is also displayed prominently in the sink.
The pull chains that are sold separately for flushing the toilet can be had in ceramic, nickel or polished brass pulls and cost $235.00. As primitive as this toilet is, the things that go with it are not! However if you are looking for a sink and toilet combo to help enhance the original feel of a Victorian home then you do not have to look much further than this company which is excelling at reproducing it’s own retro designs.