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Remembering Thomas Crapper, the godfather of toilets


Wednesday marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Thomas Crapper, the man who revolutionised the flushing lavatory.

The company he founded still exists, being run from a country estate in Warwickshire.

It is owned by a businessman who sold his vintage car collection to stop the company going under.

Phil Mackie went to meet Simon Kirby and look behind the scenes at Thomas Crapper & Co.


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