On A Roll

Colors Magazine, published by the Italian retailer Benetton, devotes an article to toilet paper and how it differs from one country to another.

In the Ivory Coast,, for example, different brands are named for American soap operas, such as Santa Barbara and Dallas Jumbo.

In Britain, a moist toilet tissue called Andrex …

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The Men That Made the Water Closet

courtesy of Plumbing & Mechanical Magazine, July 1994

They were the Bill Gates and Steve Jobs of their day. They were the ones who tinkered alone and envisioned a world well beyond the grasp of their contemporaries.

They were the toilet makers – the men who understood with incomplete knowledge that there was a better …

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from Plumbing & Mechanical Magazine, July 1994

American Virginia Stool Shower – Developed in 1830s

The need to be clean hasn’t always been as pressing as it is today. In fact, the United States is one of the few nations of the world where a daily shower is a must for most citizens. Indeed, most …

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