Fragment of sanitary ware

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Made in Alloa, Clackmannanshire

Postcard of Fragment of sanitary ware.
© National Museums Scotland

Fragment of sanitary ware

This fragment of porcelain sanitary ware bears the trade mark of Buick's of Alloa in Clackmannanshire. The mark reads 'BUICK'S P[ATENT] / NO 1 / WASH DOWN / CLOSET / ALLOA'.

Fragment of white porcelain sanitary ware, with the trade mark of Buick's Patent No 1 Wash Down Closet, Alloa

In the later part of the 19th century, some factories became household names, famous for producing the sanitary ware that was a vital part of the improved sanitation schemes of the time.

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Online ID: 000-100-083-225-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  T.1995.115.16
Date: 19th century
Material: White porcelain. Inscription: Buick's Patent No 1 Wash Down Closet, Alloa
Dimensions: 83 mm H x 76 mm L x x 23 mm W
What: Sanitary ware / fragment
Who: Buick, Alloa (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Clackmannanshire, Alloa
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