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Was the toilet really invented by a guy named "John Crapper"?

Asked by MacHacker (75points) July 17th, 2007 from iPhone

so I was told that the toilet was invented by a guy named john crapper. Is this true?

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The legend is that Thomas Crapper invented the flush toilet. That is in fact not true. He was, however an inventor and a colleague of the man that did invent the toilet. Crapper essentially became the pitchman for the toilet, and toured the country selling them.

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Snopes verifies that the claim about Thomas Crapper inventing the toilet is false.

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who invented the toilet?

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