History of the Toilet
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History of the Toilet

By: . Siana. Horn. Going inside. The . Harappan. city dwellers of the Indus Valley build the earliest well-known toilets.. Toilets didn’t flush; had to be empty in a sewer system.. Lost technology when the city was invaded in 1500..

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History of the Toilet

By: Siana Horn


Going inside

The Harappan city dwellers of the Indus Valley build the earliest well-known toilets.Toilets didn’t flush; had to be empty in a sewer system.Lost technology when the city was invaded in 1500.Most advances in toilet took place in Europe.


Royal Flush

1500 B.C. Plumbers on the Greek Island of Crete installed the world’s biggest toilet.Tankful of rainwater is sent out.Wash doings down clay pipes.Many centuries before the toilet technology rises again.


Really public bathrooms

Construction of the Cloaca Maxima took place in 1800 B.C.11000 seats lined up in rectangular rooms alongstone henches.


This Job is the Pits

Many Europeans are doing business in outhouses in 1300 A.D.Tiny sheds were build over a deep hole in the ground.


Head up

Many Europe city dwellers went indoors in a bowl called a chamber pot.Gardez l’eau means “watch out for the water”.


A charmin’ idea

In 1857, Joseph Gavetty introduces toilet paper.Each sheet had Gavetty’s signature on it.Before this, people used whatever they could find such as dried up corncobs and pages from catalogs.


Bathroom reading

Readers bought chamber pots in 1657.The most popular models of chamber pots in France.


Stop making scents

Alexander Cummings made a device called the S-trap and the modern toilet.S-trap: a valve that keeps the bowl filled with water.


Sculptured Seats

In 1885, Englishman Thomas


introduces the


, the first one piece, all-ceramic toilets.

These new ceramic toilets catch on quickly.

Many were covered with decorations.


Minding your business

In 1999, the Matsushita Electronic Industrial Company of Japan previews a toilet smarter than you.

High-tech bowl measures your weight and body-fat content.


The end!!!!!!