[MR] History Blog: 12th C Triple Toilet Seat Goes on Display

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford mallardlodge1000 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 03:12:12 PST 2019

Noble Friends,

Today the History Blog's feature is all about a 3-hole toilet seat now on
display at the Museum of London, Docklands, along with a plastic replica
upon which modern visitors can test the fit of their tushes.  The 12th
century seat was used over a cesspit which emptied into London's River
Fleet. Even names of the property's historical owners, whose butts likely
graced the seat, are known.

The wondrous restroom appurtenance was discovered in the 1980s during a
salvage excavation, but went into storage without being examined due to
budget considerations. It has now been fully conserved, studied, and rolled
out for public amazement and approval.

The whole story with photos of the "buddy" seat can be found at
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/54415 .

Yours Aye,

Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge  🦆

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