Where is it from?

Association locations map

Tags

Add your own tags:
Separate multiple tags using a comma

Similar items over time

Cistern Flush Urinal - C. Monteath & Sons, Wall Mounted, circa 1900 Object Reg. No: ST 044033

Summary:
Individual wall-mounted men's urinal with flat-backed enamelled metal bowl & gravity flush cast-iron cistern. Cistern marked "c. Monteath & sons the chief patent south Melbourne" in raised lettering cast into front face. Mounted on framed timber board. Approx. 2-gallon capacity. Lever & chain operated.
Removed from a former workers' toilet in the courtyard of the Phoenix Clothing Factory at 347a King Street, Melbourne, when the building was being refurbished in 1997.
This urinal is of a style that suggests it was either installed when the property was first sewered in about 1899 or during the early 1900s. The location of this urinal and the related toilet reflected the requirements introduced by the 1880s Factories Act.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs & Mr Vanessa & John Mikulic
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 120 cm (Height), 25 cm (Width), 60 cm (Length)
Weight: 27.81 kg (Weight)
Dimension Comment: Approx. dimensions & weight only.

More information

Tagged with: toilet cisterns, bathroom fittings
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection
Primary Classification: CIVIL ENGINEERING
Secondary Classification: Sewerage
Tertiary Classification: toilets
Inscriptions: Cistern marked: "C. MONTEATH & SONS THE CHIEF PATENT SOUTH MELBOURNE" IN RAISED LETTERING CAST INTO FRONT FACE.
Manufacturer: T. Monteath & Co, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1900

Manufacturer of Cistern. Manufacturer of Urinal Bowl unknown.

Add your comment

  • Museum Victoria does not provide valuations, for more information please visit the valuation infosheet
  • Please note that Museum Victoria staff will not normally respond to comments posted on our website.

Themes

This item is part of the following themes:

Similar items

Yes No