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Shanks are a major manufacturer of
bathroom and toilet ware in the UK. The
Anvil is the latest edition to their range.
Made of solid steel it weighs 250 lbs., so a
reinforced floor is a judicious prerequisite
prior to installation.
There are several advantages to the Anvil
For those who like to linger, there is the
primary function of being able to pound
out the odd piece of repoussé and for this
a small set of hammers are provided.
When you sit on the Anvil, you can delight
in its great polished horn reaching out in
front of your straddled legs. This also
stops your trousers or skirt etc. from
crumpling up and dragging unto the floor,
making it most suitable, and totally vandal
proof, for installation as a public toilet.
Domestic version, with wooden seat
shown in illustration.
Shanks Anvil [xenzag, Jul 04 2006, last modified Jul 10 2012]
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What a very odd idea - but the picture is excellent.
||Possibly an addition of a magazine /newspaper holder to the end of the Great Polished Horn* for hands-free reading would be an option.
||* I think the Horn requires capitalization.
||[xenxag], nothing is vandal proof. i
think at one point in one of the recent
garage door security ideas some one
mentioned carrying around cutting
||also, i know from experience that using
an anvil in the customarily accepted
method involves gouging it over time
into a finish that people would be
uncomfortable sitting on. the gouges
and dents would also make it harder to
||it looks cool though, so i'll abstain from
||So, not a gadget for forming shoes for Shanks' pony?
||I'm guessing it would be awfully cold.
||//I'm guessing it would be awfully cold//
not with the wooden seat down.
||I would hate to encounter that thing staggering into the toilet drunk.
||But after looking at the picture, I expect that this thing would be VERY popular in certain parts of town.