Thomas Crapper
(1837-1910)

Died aged c. 73

Thomas Crapper (baptised 28 September 1836; died 27 January 1910) was a plumber who founded Thomas Crapper & Co in London. He was noted for the quality of his products and received several royal warrants. Manhole covers with Crapper's company's name on them in Westminster Abbey are now one of London's minor tourist attractions. Thomas Crapper & Co owned the world's first bath, toilet and sink showroom, in King's Road until 1966. The firm's lavatorial equipment was manufactured at premises in nearby Marlborough Road (now Draycott Avenue).

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Thomas Crapper 1837-1910 engineer, developer of the controlled flow cistern lived here

12 Thornsett Road, Bromley, United Kingdom where they controlled