Submarine Toilet Valve

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Submarine Toilet Valve

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Title:  

Submarine Toilet Valve
Date:
C. 1940s

Content Description: 

During World War II this valve flushed the toilet when the submarine was submerged. First the crew member woyld determine that no air pressue existed in the system. The he would open the water valve to fill the bowl. When finished he opened a vent to start the disposal process. Next he pulled the handle to the right to fill the tank with air. After that he opened the sea valve and pulled the handle to the rigght to flush the contents into the sea. Finally, he closed the sea valve and released the remaining air pressure.

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.021.0005

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