Histowiki launches a new timeline, History of Plumbing.
That’s right, all the plumbers out there who have found this site now have a page dedicated to their industry.
Highlights from this timeline:
1738 – The first valve-type flush toilet invented by J.F. Brondel. In that same year, John Harington gifted Queen Elizabeth I with the first flushable toilet. She was too scared to use it because it made terrible rushing water sounds.In America,
The first copper pipes were made by the Egyptians.
1664 – King Louis XIV of France ordered the construction of a cast-iron main plumbing line. The line carried water approximately 15 miles from a plumbing station to the palace fountains as well as surrounding areas.
1830 – The first public water main was installed under New York streets. Multiple fires meant there was a need for an adequate water supply for fire fighting.
1883 – John Kohler (yes, that Kohler) created the first cast iron bathtub. It was made from an iron horse trough.