Object of the week: miniature porcelain toilet

Today’s object is a miniature porcelain toilet. This item is thought to have been used for advertising purposes in Williams’ Chemist, Patea. The chemist was operating in the early 1900s and was located on Egmont Street, Patea. It is unknown the exact reasoning behind using this particular item in a chemist, but one can only assume that at the time it had its uses. If you know more information about this artefact that would be useful for our catalogue contact the museum on 0800 111 323 or museum@stdc.govt.nz, Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki Heritage Collection reference 1974.269.1.


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