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Thunder box or Campaign toilet, what can you tell me about them ?
Anyone use one ?


 

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No, actually it's period piece with a porcelain bowl or chamber pot maybe. (This one might be a reproduction or later piece though)
They date back to around 1810.
 

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Trying to figure out how it works exactly and whats in the side compartment.
 

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Interesting find. I was wondering about that metal thing to the side of the bowl as well.
Another picture of a different one I saw also had the "ash tray" looking thing, but also had another compartment.
 

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If you stored sawdust along side it would make a nice composting toilet.
 

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This one appears to have some kind of plumbing. and a lower chamber.


 

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I wonder if the ashtray thing is a water pump to make it flush ?
 

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My mother had an antique one in her house. She used to sit a potted plants in I always assumed they were more like a chamber pot or something used in the home before indoor plumbing than a field or campaign item.
 
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