Historical information

The plumbing fitting has been recovered from the sea, as shown by the encrustations on its surface. The source of the fitting is unknown but i is likely to have been part of the fittings of a shipwreck, probably a urinal.


The plumbing fitting is an example of a fitting from a ship, late 19th to early 20th century.

Physical description

Plumbing fitting, metal, from an unknown shipwreck. Top of fitting is bowl-shaped with a narrow inlet pipe. Wide pipe attaches to the centre of the bowl and to a threaded fitting at its base. There is a bar across the inside of the threaded fitting and a bolt joined to the bar's centre.