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Public Urinal at Astor Place, NYC, 1868

In public toilets, urinals on July 3, 2011 at 6:41 am

“The Board has had under consideration various plans of meeting the public necessities . . . and has finally determined to erect a public urinal at the junction of Eighth and Ninth streets, at Astor Place, the cost to be about $2,400.” — from Third Annual Report of the Metropolitan Board of Health of the State of New York, 1868.

The Golden Age of Urinal Design, c. 1885

In urinals on April 26, 2011 at 2:55 pm

from Standard Practical Plumbing by Philip John Davies, 1885

“Fig. 509 and 510 illustrates a shut-up wall urinal for fixing in offices, and in places that will not allow of such apparatus being seen. . .”Lavatory and Urinal combined.  “These urinals are made to suit almost every kind of furniture, and are made left and right handed. . . .” – page 208

“There is a vast variety of urinals in the market, one maker claiming this, one claiming that, and the other claiming something else; but perhaps the greatest peculiarity is that nearly every one can make each other’s pattern, and this being so we may take it as an all round affair.” – page 205

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