Thomas Crapper

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Birthday
28, 1836
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jan 27, 1910 (73)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
28, 1836
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jan 27, 1910 (73)

About

English plumber who gave the world modern bathroom fixtures, but did not invent the flush toilet.

Before Fame

He set up his own plumbing shop after finishing his apprenticeship with his brother George, a master plumber in Chelsea.

Trivia

He invented the ballcock, the mechanism for filling water tanks.

Family Life

He married Maria Green in 1860. His last name became slang for human bodily waste, although the term "crap" was actually of Middle English origin and was once used in an entirely different way.

Associated With

He refined the flush toilet, which was actually invented by the poet John Harrington.