Can you help solve the mystery of a porcelain toilet found under a north Shepparton house? Because so far, its owner has nothing to go on.JENNA BISHOP March 13, 2014 5:39am
Dunny dug up: Keith Delahey with the antique toilet unearthed while pulling up a floor at a north Shepparton property.
When Keith Delahey and son David were pulling up the floor of an old house, the last thing they expected to find was an antique porcelain toilet.
Mr Delahey said they were renovating a 1960s-era house in north Shepparton when they dug up the dunny.
‘‘We were restumping the house and we pulled up some boards in one of the bedrooms. We looked underneath the boards and it was there looking right at us,’’ he said.
The front of the toilet is marked ‘‘The ‘Ideal’ Bed and Douche Slipper Rd No 554407’’.
Underneath, it says, ‘‘Great comfort will be afforded to the patient if a flannel cap be fastened over the blade of the slipper.’’
Mr Delahey said he thought the toilet, which has a handle on the back, would be at least 80 to 100 years old.
It appears to be in perfect condition, with no visible marks or scratches.
Mr Delahey said he was told the toilet was similar to those used in hospitals, especially for women.
With no information on the toilet’s origins, Mr Delahey is hoping someone in the community can fill him in on how old it might be or where it came from.
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