The History Of Chamber Pots Is A Interesting Read

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  1. Lon Tanner

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    There is a direct correlation between the women of London wearing shoes with 5 inch heels and Londoners that empty their chamber pots on the streets. I may have used a pot when I was a little guy but don't remember.
     
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    CHAMBER POT.jpg CHAMBER POT.jpg
     
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    They are still around and useful just look different and the same rules apply to disposition of the contents though not in the streets. ;)
     
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    I can't imagine why anyone who didn't have a servant to empty it for them would use one of these things. I'd rather go outdoors to an outhouse or behind a tree in the middle of winter than to have to empty the thing in the morning, and then clean it out, and I say this as someone who has had to go outside through two feet of snow to an outhouse.
     
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    Me too. My grandparents had an outhouse back in the late 50s before getting indoor plumbing. Funny thing is I only remember trekking out there when it was dark, why? :D
     
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    My grandparents had an out house and a Chamber Pot too when they had a farm in Colorado.
     
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    Maybe because those were the more memorable trips?
     
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    It was considered an honor to assist King and Queens in their bathroom emptying and cleaning up after them.
    Frankly was a disgusting job.The pot many say on emptied out over into a back yard wall of castle. This had to be cleaned regularly but still smelled and attracted bugs.
    Learned this watching shows about castles .
     
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    It was common practice when we were kids to tip over an out-house as a prank during Halloween if you could find one after indoor plumbing was available. Maybe that's where I learned to run fast.
     
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    We painted my mamawa 's Pink:)..on purpose.
     
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    It's a variation of the "Spittoon"...it's called the "Pisstoon".

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