Thomas Crapper - age: 73

Thomas Crapper

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ABOUT

English plumber who gave the world modern bathroom fixtures, but did not invent the flush toilet.He invented the ballcock, the mechanism for filling water tanks.He refined the flush toilet, which was actually invented by the poet John Harrington.

BEFORE FAME

He set up his own plumbing shop after finishing his apprenticeship with his brother George, a master plumber in Chelsea.

PERSONAL LIFE

He married Maria Green in 1860. His last name became slang for human bodily waste, although the term "crap" was actually of Middle English origin and was once used in an entirely different way.

FUN FACTS

Entrepreneur Thomas Crapper were born on Wednesday, in a leap year, birthstone is Sapphire, the seaon was Fall in the Chinese year of , it is 268 days until Thomas Crapper next birthday.

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