"The Puritas Washdown Closet" - Blue and White Victorian High Level Throne Toilet 1891
A very rare opportunity to purchase a high quality blue and white transfer printed high level toilet. Stamped 'The Puritas Washdown Closet, Rd No. 167021' dating it to 1891.
The "Darrah's Patent" refers to the seat fixing holes where a wooden seat would have been permanently situated. This isn't very practical, or hygienic and it would be better suited to a throne type seat with either floor, or wall brackets and rubber bungs placed into the pan holes.
The toilet is in very good condition but there are two areas of restoration to the base, some scuffs to the inner pan and two rust spots from the old seat buffer screws on the rim (see photos).
- 40cm (15 3/4") high
- 45cm (17 3/4") deep (to back of water inlet pipe)
- 50cm (19 3/4") deep (to back of soil pipe)
- 38cm (15") wide.