Despite advancements in infrastructure, toilets have remained largely unchanged since Victorian times, consuming excessive amounts of water with each flush. This drove Propelair to not only pursue a journey of developing the worlds’ lowest flush toilet but to also design a toilet that operates significantly different to the norm.
The history of the traditional toilet is far from dull. Contrary to popular belief, Thomas Crapper did not invent the toilet. It was actually Sir John Harrington, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth I’s godson, that created the first flush toilet for the Queen who refused to use it on the account of it being too noisy! During the 1800s, people realised that poor sanitary conditions caused diseases and so having toilets and sewer systems that could control human waste became a priority to lawmakers, medical experts, inventors, and the general public.
Although Mr. Crapper did not invent the toilet, he did do much to increase the popularity of the toilet and developed important related inventions. He went on to find his company in the late 1850’s, Thomas Crapper & Company that, is still in business today. In 1910, toilet designs started changing away from the elevated water tank into the modern toilet with a tank coupled to the bowl.