Toilet Tales: The John Versus The Crapper

The flushable toilet designed by John Harington. Source: (

When it comes to indoor plumbing, two names stand out—the John and the Crapper. Please understand that when we say this, we are not being crude or impolite by using these informal nicknames for the toilet. We are actually commemorating the contributions made by two pioneers in the early days of bathrooms, John Harington and Thomas Crapper.