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Self-Acting Earth Closet (1881)

Earth Cloest from 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!!


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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Earth Cloest from 1881

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