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Gifts from the Scots!

Edinburgh-born watchmaker Alexander Cumming was the first to patent a design for a flush toilet. The S-shaped trap was invented by Cumming in 1775 to prevent sewer gases from entering buildings. The design inspired today’s U-shaped and J-shaped plumbing fixtures.

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scottish-independence/11016527/Scottish-independence-what-did-Scotland-ever-bring-to-the-world.html

 

 

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