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Gentlemen - Delicate Question Regarding Bathroom Decor

David Ward

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Friends,
I recently visited Little Branch in Manhattan, a rather fine vintage style underground establishment with excellent cocktails and live jazz.

The gentleman's room had an interesting touch of decor - a brass device attached to the seat, with which one could lift the lid with ones foot. Not an automated lever but a point of purchase discreetly attached.
I resolved to purchase similar items for my home, but have been unable to find anything similar. Now, what would one call such a device, and where might it be available?
 

Pompidou

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Plainfield, CT
I'll have to pick up a couple of those for the cafe. Cleaning the bathrooms has proven to be a never ending task. Every little bit helps. I'm a germophobe, and the patrons benefit. Never would've thought to have hands free toilet seats, despite having hands free trash cans.
 

David Ward

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Baltimore, Maryland
I had the same issue with "lifter". The automatic ones are useful if a bit silly. A more discreet but elegant pedal, however...I suppose Nick may be correct, it could have been a custom made item.
 

Atticus Finch

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It needs a name. Preferably quaint and Anglo-Saxon. Like "blevitt." Or "croinch."

Less quaint...but perhaps more appealing to the normal users of a men's room.

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The Crapper Clutch

AF
 

Edward

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I'd lower the ceiling in all the cubicles to 3'6". Most male customers will then have to sit down to use the toilet, thus obviating problems caused by poor aim...
 

Edward

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Less quaint...but perhaps more appealing to the normal users of a men's room.

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The Crapper Clutch

AF

In a nice mahogany and brass type finish, that would be great.... though I don't see any advantage in it only being for the lid - assume that's just illustration and it can be used for the seat too?
 

Edward

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lol Youse guys kill me...

Make a device that'll put the seat back DOWN, and the world will beat a path to your door.

I suppose it depends how the above one works.... I'm sure it would be possible to make a device like that where the seat only stays up as long as the foot in on the pedal...
 

Bassman

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Isn't the issue that the ladies have that the seat (not the lid) shouldn't be left up? Not an issue at my house because I'm happy to oblige the wife (though I look before going...I don't know why she can't).
 

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