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3 Level Privy

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3 Level Privy

What is it?

Early 1830’s — some rooming houses were
three levels high. (Mineral Point, Wi.
 — lead mining town)

Tenants wanted convenience on every floor.
 No more using a community pot in the
 corner of the room or going down
 stairs to the first level — out
 into the cold, allowing
 one to attend to

Then climbing back up stairs
 to 3rd. floor level in hotel.

Person could be half froze to
death when they returned.

The 3 level Crapper was invented.

Complete with corn cobs
 (whites & browns — valid reason for that)
 with directions for using them
 and most important

All chutes placed with discretion
 keeping in mind
 where lower level
 users park their butts!


Designed/Mfg. by
Square Circle Saw Works
Monona , WI  608.222.3838

Price . . . . . . $ ???.00
Mounted on 6” turntable for easy all around views
A GREAT education for uninformed!

What’s inside?

 150 + years ago

We still have the same engineering today.
However, graduated from square
 wooden chutes to round
wood pipes then forward
to iron and plastic pipe.

Think about the last time you stayed on 12th.
 floor of a 50 floor hotel? That “crapp” has
 to get from top floor to bottom of
 building, unless it gets tossed
 out the window.

Present day builders create extra
wide walls that contain
chutes (pipes).

More water added = more gallons
of crapp sliding thru pipe faster
to bottom of building.

Rate of drop: . . .85 to 125 mph.
You never hear a thing!

Great conversation piece for
 any card club, saloon,
 tavern, fireplace
 mantel, cottage,
 or credenza in
 CEO’s office
where they
 “cook” the books!




Most crappers had their own reading material.
Thanks to Sears Roebuck Company.

It wasn’t ‘till early 1830’s that perforated
paper  was invented. It took until late
1875 for people to become
acquainted to something
different than corn cobs
or strips of cloth.

 This subject was most difficult for
 people to discuss with
 each other.

By late 1880’s toilet paper [TP] fixtures were
selling in most general mercantile stores.
Mail order catalogues advertised
ten rolls of paper $.10 cents

Such a deal! $.01 cent/rolls.

Get Serious!
How many $’s are
  . . . flushing

                   Editor Note:                                                                          
total square feet of paper is what
 U want to look for on pkgs.
 that contain “bathroom
 tissue” better known
 as “crapp paper!”

Counting # of rolls is NOT the way to figure the cost of square ft in the package. Square feet are printed on all packages. Single and double “ply” is another factor that determines cost per sq. ft. The
sample prices shown below use single ply rolls.

                                                                         Two calculations below:                                                                                        
 1) sq feet             
 2) sq foot cost    
 The 2012 pkg. has 208 sq. feet less
 than the 2010 pkg. had!

updates: 07-02-2010; 05-10-2012; next update: May-2014

5 pks x 4 rolls = 20 rolls = 1 large size bag




sq feet



diff sq ft


pkg cost



sq ft cost



# rolls



cost roll



Overheard a Paper Co. Mgr. explaine 
paper width reduced –1930’s,
 only by 1/16” decrements.
2010 paper mfgrs. started using  millimeters.
Which was hardly noticeable!
Next! will be centimeters.

Buyers — enter total square feet in packkage
cell phone or calculator –

Divide total sq. feet in package 
by total $ pkg. cost

Divide total @ pkg. cost by number of rolls .
Result = roll cost

Create 100,000 (thousand)  a month —
u ‘figgure’ it out!
The roll holders haven’t changed width in years!

Pricing per package/roll is VERY competitive
 If you look close you’ll see differences in
length, width, square feet and
perforation distance
for each square

Buyers note:                                                                          
Pay no attention to printed pictures
 on packaging — ducks, chickens
 cows, dogs, sheep PLUS
 TALL green trees
 in forests, etc.


 Might look pretty, however
NOT very functional
for what ur’ doin’.

Like leaves that fall off
 trees and flutter
 to earth

editor note:                                                    
I got hooked on package  graphics many years
ago and tried four different “6 roll paks.”
 Beautiful graphics they were!

 words claiming many comforts
that’s for me” ! ! !         
Cost = No Problem.

finally, entrance into three level crapper
“O Happy Days”
 . . . gitt errr’ done!
 and Get outta’ here!

 . . . i gotta’ tell ua’
 Graphics don’t do
 “jack” squat
 for me

 Save Ur’ $

 Forget about fancy looking
packaging with art!

check out ur’ local art store
for “real” selections of
artistic paintings!



Tomahawk, Wi., Hwy. 8 –
DEER SLAYERS     Log Cabin
– have a great time – Nov 2010 – 2014


















































Special Order —
Norway, MI
mine worker

Replica: 3” sq. x 6” high

Note: the roof slant should be
 left to right . . . but this is
 how his Crapper was
 constructed and
 he wanted this
 display to
 look the

[used slanty roof
when he showered]



A couple hours to create layout print above


4 days cut wood to size and glue

4 days to decorate walls, roof and floors, etc.

1 day for doors, hardware, entry
ways & windows

• couple more days to create and hook up 3 business parts (chute covers w/holes) plus their respective chutes!

• another day . . .  construct corn cob boxes, catalogs and the most important red/white corn cobs
(that’s what it’s all about)

plus 2 more days to decorate interior, exteirior,  install entry way doors, railings and flower boxes.

• . . . then the big move to position next to a 3 level hotel

Anytown, Wi.

Scale = 1” = 1 foot. – All framing = 16” centers.



date 01-12-2012    Any and all other material herein is protected by Copyright ©  1990 --- 2014 --- Data Conversion/Square Circle

A couple hours to create the print (left)

2 more days to cut the wood to size and glue (right)


3 days for walls, roof and floors


1 day for doors, hardware, entry ways & windows w/screens