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Remembering Thomas Crapper, the godfather of toilets

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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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