Believe it or not, bathroom fixes are important. You might be wondering “How can a room that is only used a few hours a day be so important?” The answer is relatively simple. Bathrooms are a place of relaxation. It’s the only place in a busy household where a person can find some peace of […]
by Mike The mega-company Rubbermaid has recently announced a new line of products sure to flesh out their already-impressive portfolio: they now want to move into the bathroom-cleaning niche with bathroom scrubbers and their patented “Clean and Dry” plunger; this only months after releasing their “Reveal” microfiber spray mop. This move is a notable departure […]
It’s great to have incredible bathroom furniture in your home like the vanities and showers found on Tradewinds Imports. But, perhaps inevitably, there will come a time when something stops working just the way it should. Perhaps a little leak here, a pressure issue there… or something more serious. Is it time to rally the […]
The Seattle-based campus of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been buzzing with activity for the past few days, as the “Reinvent The Toilet Fair” is officially underway. The mission of this very unique event? To share and apply a new vision for the future of sanitation around the globe, and to make sure […]
There was once an old woman who lived in a toilet – Such an odd home, I can’t fathom she’d enjoyed it – Mother Goose (sort of) I’ve heard of people in crappy living situations but this is a whole new level of weird. Imagine living in a fully functional, completely modern home – but […]
With a name like “Crapper,” how could he not have invented the toilet? It’s perfect. Too perfect. The universe may have a sense of humor, but sadly, in this instance, the joke is on us. “Sir John Crapper” never really existed. But Thomas Crapper, the plumber, did. And unfortunately, while he was a marketing genius and a brilliant plumber, even going so far as to become the official Royal Sanitary Engineer to British Royalty in the last decades of the 19th Century, he did not invent the modern flush toilet.
This is a three-part article series for Trade Winds Imports written by Mike Bowman, a freelance writer and history enthusiast. It outlines the life and times of Thomas Crapper, famed “inventor” of the modern flush toilet. The views and opinions espoused by Mr. Bowman in this article do not necessarily represent the views of Trade Winds Imports.