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1893 Excerpt: ...are not made good, or are not absolutely airtight.
But among other advantages of the table-top " Optimus" Advantages
of table-top E and F closets, Figs. 157 and 161, and also 165, is
this very closets. great advantage, viz., that the fumes from the
person, or from the motion, no matter how long the seat may be
occupied, cannot pass into the enclosure, as the top of the closet
is made absolutely air-tight; nor can any cold air or draught come
against the person when using the closet. Where the table-top is
not in one piece with the closet-basin, the fumes and the effluvia
pass readily enough into the enclosed space, to lurk about there
and contaminate the atmosphere of the apartment for some
considerable time, especially in certain states of the body when
the fieces would be highly offensive. The "bow-fronted" table-top
"Optimus" g closet, Fig. 165, is also fixed for ladies' use.
Gentlemen's Closets.--The Bow-fronted Table-top "Optimus" g
valve-closet, Fig. 165, with whiteware front and sides, has been
designed and patented by me for use as a Pedestal closet. It
possesses sufficient strength in itself to support any person using
the closet, without the aid of any bracket or bearer, and the sides
and front stand quite free and independent of the closet-top. This
closet combines the advantages of the "Optimus" E closet, Fig. 157,
already described, and of the " Optimus" c closet, Figs. 166-169,
except that it is not so well suited for receiving slops as the
former closet, the top and front being entirely of earthenware.
There is no wood-capping to prevent damage from slop-pails, as is
the case with the "Optimus" e closet when properly fitted up. But
it has this advantage over the "Optim...
|Country of origin:
Samuel Stevens Hellyer
||246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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