The first British patent for a water closet was awarded to Alexander Cumming in 1775. The Bramah water closet, patented by Joseph Bramah in 1778, used a similar but more complex flushing device that kept the water running for about 15 seconds.
By about 1815, water closets of this type had become common in London households.
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Apparently used as toilets, stone chairs have also been unearthed from the site of the Sumerian city of Ashnunnack, dating to around 4000 , had elaborate indoor plumbing, including marble toilets that were flushed with water dumped from a vase in an adjoining room.
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Roman cities also took care of the needs of travelers by erecting huge vases along the roadways for people to urinate into, thus keeping waste off the public streets.
During the Middle Ages, lavatories drained with running water were common in British abbeys, which housed large groups of monks.