English plumber, invented the ballcock
Thomas Crapper Rank
Thomas Crapper Rank
About Thomas Crapper
Thomas Crapper was a noted English plumber and industrialist remembered for being the founder of Thomas Crapper & Co. Throughout his lifetime, he held a total of nine patents, one of which was for the development of the floating ballcock (float valve).
He was married to Maria Green from 1860 to 1902.
Contrary to popular belief, he was not the inventor of the modern flush toilet (Water Closet). The flush toilet was actually invented in the 16th century by an English writer named Sir John Harington.
People sometimes refer to him as “Sir Thomas Crapper”, but in actual fact he was never knighted.
It is popularly thought that the slang word for human excrement "crap" is derived from his surname "Crapper" because of his lifelong work with lavatories. This, however, isn’t true.
Thomas Crapper's Popularity
Thomas Crapper was a famous English plumber, invented the ballcock, who was born on September 28, 1836. As a person born on this date, Thomas Crapper is listed in our database as the 17th most popular celebrity for the day (September 28) and the 1st most popular for the year (1836).
People born on September 28 fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales. Thomas Crapper is the 570th most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to Thomas Crapper's birthday, Thomas Crapper is the 637th most famous English.
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