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Water closet, 1556

Water closet, 1556

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ANN RONAN PICTURE LIBRARY / HERITAGE IMAGES / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ANN RONAN PICTURE LIBRARY / HERITAGE IMAGES / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Water Closet, 1556. A man sitting on a toilet being menaced by a demonic creature. From The Metamorphosis of Ajax by Sir John Harrington. Harrington installed a water closet in his house near Bath in 1589, and recommended it should be flushed once a day.

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