Earth-closets, 1884

In Earth-closets on January 20, 2011 at 2:46 am

from The Sanitary Record, April 15, 1884, page 516.

“Like many other inventions,the earth closet of to-day has been very much improved upon since its introduction nearly twenty years ago. . . On the handle in the seat being raised after the use of the closet, the soil on the valve is upset into the receptacle; while, on the handle being returned to its normal position, a fresh charge of earth is spread over the valve in readiness for the next user of the closet. . .”

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