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Thomas Crapper Day

Celebrate the invention of modern plumbing on Thomas Crapper Day - a perfect excuse to honor your bathroom throne!
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January 27
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Introduction

Get ready to flush away any negative thoughts and celebrate Thomas Crapper Day on January 27! This day is dedicated to honoring the man who revolutionized the modern toilet. Yes, you read that right – Thomas Crapper was a plumber who introduced many innovations in the world of sanitation, including the ballcock mechanism and the U-bend pipe. Despite popular belief, he did not invent the toilet itself, but his contributions greatly improved its functionality. So let's raise a glass (or flush) to this unsung hero and appreciate all the modern conveniences we often take for granted!

History of Thomas Crapper Day

Thomas Crapper Day Dates

Thomas Crapper Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1836</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Birth of Thomas Crapper</div><div class='timeline-text'>Born on September 28 in Thorne, Yorkshire, Thomas Crapper began his journey to become a key figure in sanitary engineering.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1861</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Crapper's Sanitary Ware Company</div><div class='timeline-text'>Thomas Crapper started his plumbing and sanitary engineering company, Thomas Crapper & Co Ltd. in London.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1880</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Innovation in Flushing Toilets</div><div class='timeline-text'>Crapper held nine patents, including three for water closet improvements such as the floating ballcock system.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1904</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Royal Warrants Awarded</div><div class='timeline-text'>His company was awarded several royal warrants, highlighting the quality and excellence of his products, for supplying sanitary ware to the royal households.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1910</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Retirement and Legacy</div><div class='timeline-text'>Crapper retired and his business was taken over by his nephew. His name became associated with toilets and bathroom fixtures.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Thomas Crapper Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Throw a toilet-themed party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative with your decorations and snacks by incorporating toilet paper rolls, plungers, and other bathroom-themed items into your party. Bonus points if you serve food in mini toilet bowls!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a plumbing museum</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Learn about the history of plumbing and pay homage to Thomas Crapper by visiting a plumbing museum. You may be surprised at how interesting it can be!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Have a toilet paper fashion show</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Challenge your friends to create the most fashionable outfits using only toilet paper. Have a fashion show and vote on the winning design!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a scavenger hunt</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Hide small toilet-themed items around your house or neighborhood and have your friends and family search for them. This is a great way to incorporate some friendly competition into your celebration.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Watch a movie about Thomas Crapper</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>There are several documentaries and films about Thomas Crapper and his contributions to modern plumbing. Gather some friends and watch one of these while enjoying some popcorn and snacks.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Thomas Crapper Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>He revolutionized the toilet</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Thomas Crapper is credited with inventing the modern flushing toilet, which completely changed bathroom experiences for people all over the world. This innovation has greatly improved sanitation and hygiene, and we have Thomas Crapper to thank for it on this special day!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a chance to appreciate plumbing</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Toilets are something that we often take for granted in our everyday lives, but they are an essential part of modern plumbing systems. On Thomas Crapper Day, let's take a moment to appreciate the convenience and comfort that toilets bring to our lives.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>His name makes us smile</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Let's be honest - one of the reasons why we love Thomas Crapper Day is simply because of his last name. It's hard not to giggle when saying his name out loud. So on this day, let's have a laugh and appreciate the humor behind the inventor's last name.</p></div></div>

5 Interesting Facts About Plumbing

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Thomas Crapper Did Not Invent the Flush Toilet</h3><p class='facts-content'>While he holds several patents related to plumbing, Thomas Crapper did not invent the flush toilet. However, he made significant advancements in the development and improvement of toilets.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The First Known Flush Toilets Were Used Over 5,000 Years Ago</h3><p class='facts-content'>Historians have discovered remnants of flush toilet systems in ancient civilizations, notably the Harappan civilization of the Indus Valley more than 5,000 years ago.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Modern Plumbing Systems Have Greatly Improved Public Health</h3><p class='facts-content'>The advancements in and universal adoption of modern plumbing systems have dramatically reduced instances of waterborne diseases and vastly improved public health.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Plumbing Pipes Were Originally Made from Wood</h3><p class='facts-content'>Before the use of cast iron, lead, copper, and plastic, pipes for plumbing were made from hollowed-out logs, primarily using elm wood because of its resistance to decay.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Sewer Systems Often Carry Storm Water</h3><p class='facts-content'>Many cities use combined sewer systems where storm water and wastewater are carried in the same pipes. This was designed to reduce the cost of pipe infrastructure.</p></div></div>

Thomas Crapper Day FAQs

When is Thomas Crapper Day?

Thomas Crapper Day is celebrated on January 27 every year. In 2024, Thomas Crapper Day will occur on a Saturday.

Thomas Crapper Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Jan 27

Friday

2024

Jan 27

Saturday

2025

Jan 27

Monday

2026

Jan 27

Tuesday

2027

Jan 27

Wednesday

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