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Civil War Era Sneads Dry Closet Commode Toilet w/ Dragon Sternwheel Train School

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Seller: makeme_adangoffer (2,686) 100%, Location: Hewett, West Virginia, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 311661265096 big_mike1966 Store Auctiva's FREE Scrolling Gallery will enhance your listings. makeme_adangoffer 1800s / Civil War Era Snead's Dry Closet Commode Toilet w/ Dragons Paddle Wheel / Sternwheeler / Railroad / Train School House Item Size: Pack'd Weight: 65 lbs. Visual Info: Please view & acess ALL pictures, as they are an integral party of the description, we do our best to picture the good, bad, and ugly of each and every item we list Additional Info: Made of Cast Iron & Oak, floor bolt holes usable but broken out, very, very rare, has embossed dragons on both sides, after some hard google research i found they were used in Railroad (trains) Boats & Schoolhouses, patents are hard to read, but appear to go back in the 1850s or 1860s, i stripped the name & patent area as it had so much paint it was unreadable, also the lid will be shipped unattached as pictured Historical Info: just a sample below, also i included a photo of a google match ( one of very few) ISAAC D. SMEAD, OF TOLEDO, OHIO. DRYCLOSET. SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters 'Patent No. 415,799, dated November 26, 1889. Application filed March 5, 1889. Serial No. 301,930. (No model.) To all whom t may concern.' Be it known that LlsAAc D. SMEAD, a citizen of the United States, residing at Toledo, in the county ot' Lucas and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements inDryClosets, of which the following is a specification. i My present invention consists in certain improvementsindryclosets, as hereinafter more fully set forth. The drawing is a longitudinal vertical sec tion of the Sineaddrycloset, showing the application ofmy present improvements thereto. This invention relates to that class ofdryclosets for which Letters Patent were granted to me March 3l, 1885, No. 314,884, and November 9, 1886, No. 352,157, and for improvements in which other patents have been subsequently granted to me, reference hereby being made to the above-named patents Afor a more detailed description of the same, it only being necessary in this case to show and describe my present invention and the manner ot` applying the same. In the accompanying drawing, D indicates the vault of thedrycloset, with seats over it in the usual manner.- A indicates the foulair room, and I the ventdiue, the air being drawn through the vault and out through the vent-Hue, as indicated by the arrows, there being' nothing new in these parts, all of which are fully shown and described in my former patents. Y As theseclosets were heretofore constructed and used the fecal matter was deposited in the vault D, where it was desiccated by the air drawn through the vault, the dried residue of such matter being burned in the vault or removed and carried away, as might be preferred, the usual practice at the present day being to burn it in the vault. My present invention consists in combining with adrycloset of the kind above mentioned means for either washing away the deposits at frequent intervals or for washing it out at the end of the season, or from time to time, as ma-y be preferred. To enable this to be done, I construct thedryclosetin the usual way, except that instead of the absorbpartition or floor R, which is set inclined, as shown, and has its lower end connected with a pipe S, leading to a sewer, and which pipe is provided with a suitable running trap T, as shown. This partition or door R is represented in the drawing as being made of metal but it is obvious that it may be made of may be inclined in either direction, as one or the other end can be most conveniently connected with the sewer; but I prefer to have it inclined toward that end of the vault at which the air enters, Jfor the reason that the air is brought more directly in contact with its inclined surface and the deposits thereon, and which is the more desirable in those cases where it is proposed to let the deposits remain for a considerable period of time beforeremoval, and in which case they will be wholly or partially desiccated by the passing current of air. In the upper part of the vault D at a point just over the upper end of the inclined partition or Hoor R, I locate a tilting pan or receptacle I), as shown inthe dra-wing, this pan or receptacle being of such a form and so pivoted or weighted that when empty it will remain in the horizontal position, but when tilled or nearly filled with Water it will automatically tilt or tip on its pivot, and thus empty its contents onto the upper end of the inclined Hoor or partition R, as indicated by the dotted lines, such self-operating Waterpans being a well-known device; or, in place of the tilting receptacle P, I may usethe wellknown iushing-tank, of which there are many forms, the only requisite so far as this part of the device is concerned being that it shall be such as will at certain intervals automatically empty its contents upon the inclined floor R, and thereby wash the deposits into the sewer-pipe S. A water-pipe C is so located as to deliver water into the flushing pan or tank P, as shown in the drawing, said Y ICO pipe being provided with a valve r, by which the flow of the water can be regulated or shut off at will. It will readily be seen that by these means the contents or deposits on the inclined oor or partition R can be removed and carried into the sewer at intervals of a few minutes, or at longer intervals, as may be desired, the intervals of time being shortened by increasing the flow of water, and thereby causing the pan P to tip and empty itself more frequently, or by decreasing the flow the intervals may be lengthened, this being a matter to be determined by the janitor or person in charge, and of course varying more or less with the number of persons using thecloset.; or, if preferred, the deposits may be allowed to remain in position and be desiccated bythe passing current of air, as heretofore, and the water attachment be used only at the end of the week or at longer periods of time simply as a means of removing the accumulated deposits and thoroughly washing out the vault. It will of course be understood that the main feature of ths style ofdrycloset, and which is the large and continuous current of air through the vault, is not to be dispensed with, but will be used as heretofore, the flushing arrangements being intended to be used in connection therewith. The present invention is more especially adapted to public buildings, school-houses, hotels, and the like located in cities or villages which are provided with sewers and a water-supply. 1 Having described my invention, what I claim isl. In combination with the vault D, having an air-inlet at one end and an opening at the opposite end connecting it with a ventiiue, the inclined floor or transverse partition R, with a sewer-connection at its lower end, substantially as shown and described. 2. In combination with the vault D, provided with an air inlet and outlet at its opposite ends, the inclined-floor or partition R, provided with a sewer-connection at its lower end, and an automatic flushing device P, provided with a water-supply, all arranged to operate substantially as and for the purpose set forth. In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand in the presence of two witnesses. ISAAC I). SMEAD. Vitnesses: A. C. KOEHLER, FREDERICK L. GEDDEs. Shipping Comments:All shipping estimates are based on actual usps costs, no extra cost added, also, sometime on larger items i will use FedEx & Greyhound.....I try to have your items in the mail in less than my advertised five (5) days, usually it goes out the next day or so.. i do not have a mailbox at my home, due to mailbox damage theft that occurs in this area, and i do live in the country, so distance and weather, etc. sometimes does affect the shipping time, also please note the post offices in this area are going through hard times, the business hours have been dropped to 1-4 hours a day depending on which day of week it is, and NONE of them have the same times.. so please take that into consideration when before leaving a low DSR (shipping time) rating, thanks :) and finally i do automatically combine shipping My Sales Pitch:Before you leave this listing.. before you put it on your watch list.. MAKE ME A DANG OFFER!!! i may just accept it !! Ya see, i don't want a big ebay inventory, but i do want a big ebay SOLD list, so go on and make that offer, you know you want too... What have you got to lose? Oh just this really cool item you are viewing, So remember if you are reading this in an active listing, its gonna be YOUR fault if you don't own it!! thank you for your interest :) Immediate payment is preferred, but due absolutely no later than three (3) days after the items close, if the item is not paid for by the fifth (5th) day, a non paying bidders complaint will be filed to recover lost fees. I try to have your item securely packed and mailed in less than the 48 hours i advertise, its usually on its way within the first day so bid / buy with confidence With over 20 years of buying & selling experience, (every thing from muscle cars to hotwheel cars) you can bid / buy with confidence. All items will be tested and accurately described & pictured showing there true conditions, if the item is electrical and if possible i will picture it powered up or working. Finally, since the items I sell are vintage / used, i cannot guarantee the duration in which a used item will remain "working" especially fragile or shipping sensitive items. Mt. State Antiques & eStates @ 369 Main St. Madison Wv, provides a professional service that will handle your items with integrity and care. We are committed to our clients satisfaction and will meet with you at your location for a free consultation and overview of the project. We work with you to determine your choices of items to keep and those to sell. We research and evaluate each item to determine a fair market value and with our years of experience will utilize our many contacts and consultants to determine the best options to generate the most dollars for your property. A properly marketed and professionally organized estate sale will always generate the highest financial return. We know and handle everything from your grandmothers china to your grandpa's tractor, and everything in between Our years of experience, strong business ethics, local and internet pricing enables us to achieve our clients goals and provide a much needed service. We can also provide eBay brokering and consignments. Our goal is to maximize the income from the estate, so we use eBay as a tool to liquidate items that deserve a national audience. NO OUT OF POCKET EXPENSE TO YOU We handle everything and take the stress away from you. Respect your home and property Clean, stage and decorate the home and items for the sale Research and price items at fair market value Offer clean out services at sales end Advertise online, local newspapers/publications and in nearby neighborhood with appropriate signage. PROMPT PAYMENT (its your money) Please call Mt. State Antiques & eState Sales at (304) 785-5450 or (304) 785-5008 We look forward to hearing from you and are always available to answer your questions or address your concerns., so be sure to save MtStateAntiques as one of your favorite ebay sellers, also check out our facebook fan page @ https://www.facebook.com/MountainStateAntiquesEstateSales?ref=hl for sale dates and items for sale, or if in WV check out our multi vendor antique mall at 369 Main St. Madison for even more antiques & collectables. One more note to mention, i am always looking to buy vintage football books and memorabilia plus any tru scale / ertl / structo toy trucks and full size International trucks 59-68 thanks I use the standard return policy offered by paypal, so for a refund the buyer should contact me as soon as it is discovered, * PHONE: 304-369-1481 ( no calls after 11:00 pm EST please) * MAIL: Mike Robinson / P.O. Box 205 / Hewett W.V. / 25108 / Please, before leaving a negative please contact me to see if there isn't a workable solution for both parties, thanks Pictures sell! Auctiva Free Image Hosting.Show off your items with Auctiva's Listing Templates Auctiva, THE simple solution for eBay sellers. Condition: 1800s as seen condition

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