Re: Tap water tips
Posted: 24 Jul 2019, 9:38pm
mercalia wrote:well not so the ST pancras one, or so the lady in charge of restoration suggested wasnt just for refreshment so I suspect true for all the ancient victorian ones anyway - There also used to be water troughs for horses all around also for a different reason.
I was thinking of those drinking fountains one sees which produce a vertical jet to which one applies ones lips. Some are set in a shallow alcove which makes filling of any vessel impossible
I imagine these, and the modern ones, took hygiene into account, and have a valve which cannot be left open.