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DRDnNY
01-29-2006, 06:56 AM
First time poster... I came across the site while looking for info on antique toilets. To get right to the point... I have a circa 1920's one piece toilet and am wondering if it is worth anything? If there is a market I'd be happy to post a picture but if not would rather not lug it out.

jimbo
01-29-2006, 09:21 AM
We know that it is not legal to manufacture a high-gallon toilet. Opinions very as to whether it is legal to INSTALL one as a replacement or in new construction. I believe that in most cases it is not. Some places also have codes even restricting the sale of used toilets. from a sanitary position.

Nonetheless, there are people who would be willing to buy that, especially if it is a rare brand or design, or one of the "oldies" which have remarkable reputations. Web auction is my first thought. Any large antique marts or consignment houses in your area?

master plumber mark
01-29-2006, 09:35 AM
sorry....no one really wants the things...


you can put it on e-bay and see

but usually we take them out and get 15 dollars for them

from a second hand hardware store down the street IF they flush ok



he sells them for 65-85


so I dont think its worth your time

Terry
01-29-2006, 10:27 AM
That's better than me.

I have to pay to get rid of them.

master plumber mark
01-29-2006, 10:33 AM
Yes, we actually have a hardwaer
store 3 blocks away that sells used toilets
to the city and buys ours for 12.50---15.00 each

as long as their are no hair line cracks in them or

things stuck in them ....they must function properly


He also buys our old water heaters from us for 15.50
and sells them for $89 to landlords around here...

He cleans them up and sells them too..... as long as they
dont leak it dont matter how old they are either......


It amazes me that anyone can be that cheap to actually buy
either,

but it takes all kinds of squirrles to make the world go around.

DRDnNY
01-29-2006, 11:25 AM
Thanks for your replys ... it's exactly what I expected. I was pretty surprised to come across this forum. I spent 20 years in the home improvements biz w/ kitchen and bath remodeling being the focus. I'll still try to get back here w/ a picture as it's a very unusual toilet. I've gutted at a thousand bathrooms and this is the only fixture I ever even thought about hanging on to.

Gary Tjader
01-29-2006, 12:28 PM
Is it a Case brand with "T/N" under the lid. [Be careful with the lid.]

DRDnNY
01-29-2006, 01:23 PM
Bingo! ... yes it has a large T / N under the lid and a much smaller "130" stamped in it.

hj
01-30-2006, 05:20 AM
The number of water heaters I have replaced which were not leaking, in 55+ years, would fit in the back of a pickup truck.

Joerg
01-30-2006, 12:31 PM
Hello HJ,

The water heater leaks, were they usually slow leaks or those catastrophic ones where the owners came home and found their living space to have become an indoor pool?

Regards, Joerg.

Cass
02-27-2006, 03:52 AM
That toilet lists for $9,799.00.

Check it out here

http://www.vintagetub.com/asp/product_detail.asp?item_no=hc5501-5502

hj
02-27-2006, 06:39 AM
[QUOTE=Joerg]Hello HJ,

The water heater leaks, were they usually slow leaks or those catastrophic ones where the owners came home and found their living space to have become an indoor pool?

Every kind imaginable, but the only reason for replacing a water heater, normally, is because it is leaking.