Self-Acting Earth Closet (1881)
Another example of early composting toilet history that throws the recent claims of some manufacturers that they invented composting toilets out the window.
A Composting Toilet World reader sent us in this wonderful photo of an advertisment for the “Self-Acting Earth Closet” from April, 1881 edition of “The Ironmongers’ Catalogue.”
The complete ad reads:
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Healthy Homes! Healthy Homes!!
SELF-ACTING EARTH CLOSET.
Portable, and requires no fixing indoors or outside.
A substitute for the Water Closet, securing healthy homes, inoffensive drains, and garden fertility.
Prices from 55s.
“Thou shalt not pollute rivers or water-courses.”
DAVEY & CO., Sanitary, Gas and How Water Engineers,
12 South Place, FINSBURY, E.C.
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