Crapper & Co. are proud to present what might be termed our
'new' range of 'old' bathroom fittings. After more than eight
years of intensive (and expensive) development and research, we
offer a small yet extraordinarily authentic set of Victorian/Edwardian
have been so very easy to surrender to the demands of current
production methods and the desire to reduce costs, but we remained
obstinate in our insistence upon historical accuracy.
modern methods and materials have been used where deemed appropriate,
but only where they do not compromise the integrity of any piece.
We view technology as our occasional slave, not our constant master.
been no changes of design for economy or ease of production.
Such very small alterations that have been made are solely to
allow connection to modern plumbing. Frankly, we small band of
enthusiasts, who had the privilege of acquiring this grand old
firm, would not be inclined to rise each morning only to manufacture
CRAPPER SANITARYWARE IS MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN.
to compromise inevitably raises manufacturing challenges. Occasionally
processes go awry, but we do not sell cheaper 'seconds'. If a
product fails to meet our standards, it is destroyed.
be obvious that this insistence upon authenticity and quality
increases the cost of production. However if we may quote Sir
Henry Royce, a contemporary of Thomas Crapper:
remains long after the price is forgotten."
commend these fittings to you as the finest of their kind.
We are grateful for the following unsolicited endorsements from the three foremost authorities;
a 'flush' of pre-eminent historians of the bathroom!
Acclaimed photographer, architectural historian, author and broadcaster.
Work includes 'Temples of Convenience' (Book), 'On the Throne' and 'The Alphabet of Britain' (B.B.C. Television).
"TERRIFIC!! I have to rub my eyes in wondrous disbelief at the splendours you produce. With the happiest mix of distinguished scholarship and sensational salesmanship, you are doing great honour to the memory of Thomas Crapper. I am full of admiration".
|Dr. Adam Hart-Davis.
Respected scientist, author, columnist and broadcaster.
Work includes the book and B.B.C. Television series 'What the Victorians did for us".
"Fundamentally, the lavatory works; it is comfortable, and the thunderous flush is highly efficient. Thomas Crapper lavatories are superb".
Social historian, museum curator and author of the most diligently-researched, well-illustrated and readable book on the subject: 'Bog, Baths and Basins'.
"... these products are not generalised patterns made in the usual diluted 'heritage' style; they are almost identical to those in 1880's - 1900's catalogues. The attention to detail is quite remarkable. A skilful blending of modern materials with careful attention paid to the original designs".