I am contacting you from Brunel's ss Great Britain regarding a new addition to our attraction that may be of interest to you. I notice that you have previously talked about urinals here. On Sat 25th May we are launching a new soundscape in our Victorian Pissoir. I have attached a press release with further details and an image.
I would be delighted if you would let your readership know about the addition as we are keen to raise awareness of the beautiful cast iron, restored pissoir.
If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.
Dominic Rowe | PR & Communications Coordinator | ss Great Britain Trust
I would like to find out the prices of the urinal in the mans bathroom
I'm prop master for a new movie. I'm looking for a photograph of a typical urinal from late seventies. Could you help me?
Hi, there in VANCOUVER bc.looking for a great old porcelain urinal, for my powder room. Thank you
- 03/08/13Hello Urinal.net,
I have been a HUGE fan of this sight for years...and I'm finally getting around to sending images. You have very few Utah urinals, and I'm now dedicating myself to changing that! Attached are images from Weber State University's Science Lab building, which is one of the oldest buildings on campus...
Thanks for all your work urinal.net...you guys have truly made the most bizarrely entertaining site on the internet.
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Someone took a picture of the urinal at the Mystery Spot and posted it to urinal.net. (Ed: This photo was taken 12 years prior) I went to the Mystery Spot, but the men's room for people visiting the attraction has different urinals, but I can tell they were not replacements. Was the picture taken in the private bathroom for people who work there? If not, where exactly was it located from the entrance? The women's bathroom looked similar, but did not have a urinal in it. If a member of urinal.net staff didn't take the picture, tell me who did and give me his email address.
Was it right next to the women's room in the same building? Now the men's room is in a different building, but next to the women's room, there is a blank door, that was unlocked, but it didn't seem like there were any urinals/toilets in there, and it was just used as some sort of employees only area.
Hello, My name is Ben Johnson and i will like to know if you carry (TOILET SUITE) for sale.If yes , reply me back with your website so that i can select the one that am interested in purchasing from your company,also am shipping the (TOILET SUITE ) to one of my company in Finland and i will recommend a freight company for the picked up.hoping to hear from you soon.
I did not see an automated method of submitting a urinal picture, so I'm just sending it straight to you, the esteemed editor of urinal.net.
Attached you will find a photo of a dual set of urinals from the Deschutes Brewery in Portland, Oregon. This fine set of urinals impressed me the moment I laid my eyes upon them, and I feel they are worthy of the high standards of urinal.net.
Please add to your online collection and your mapping tool.
On another note, I will soon be sending you my resume. I am interested in one of the research scientist positions.
Hello am Larry William.
Am actually interested in Commode Toilet and i will be very happy to hear a fast reply from you if u have it in stock. Reply me with pictures of samples,sizes as well as prices of those u do have in stock and hope to hear from you soon.Also what type of credit card do you accept.
Working on a research project and was curious if you have identified the total number of urinals in the US.
Thank you for your consideration.
I have long been an admirer of a fine porcelain urinal. Pubs nowadays put so much effort into making their bars individual, quirky and welcoming. To enjoy the atmosphere they have lovingly created can be such a pleasure, until one visits the gent's room and finds that such efforts have abruptly stopped at the door. The individuality and artistic flair that consumes the rest of the building suddenly gives way to a bland environment, one that in the UK tends to go hand in hand with mass-produced bland and lacklustre urinals - usually the likes of porcelain companies such as Armitage Shanks. The disappointment is all so bitter that many fail to even notice, its as if they simply block the experience from their minds instantly!
It is only when such people are actively engaged in a conversation about urinals in pubs that they are forced to wake up to these sad facts. I don't go looking for the finest urinals, I simply enjoy them where I find them. With this, please see my submission attached. I believe this to be the finest Old-English Gentleman's urinal in the world, possibly even the whole of the United Kingdom. Never before have I witnessed such a finely crafted edifice, one worthy of both one and all.
Such is the presence of this urinal, it makes me ask a serious question.... Does this urinal put the magnificence Sistine Chapel to shame? ... Well, yes. Yes, I believe it does.
Gentlemen, I invite you to behold the floor-standing, shoulder-high pissoir at The White Horse, Moretonhampstead, Devon, United Kingdom. Gone are the days where they make them like this...
Hello, I saw this site for female urinals and remembered that I saw one once. I didn't take a picture of it but if you ever get the time to look for it and take a picture, it would be great for your site. See I was on my way back from Quebec Canada. I live in RI. We had just crossed the border back into the US and stopped at the first rest stop we passed. There was a regular toilet and a female urinal. We went to 2 different rest stops on the trip. The one on the way up didn't have one but the one on the way back had a cool one. Since you seem to be obsessed with and passionate about urinals of all kinds and seeing as they are rare, maybe you should consider going there and snapping a photo of it. I'd love to see it on your site. Thanks.
I have seen your http://www.urinal.net/ site. I think it is very good. How can I add new pictures?
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The entry for Urinals at Brooklands in the UK is located in the wrong position. Your site shows its marker on the Google Map as being located at the default location for Weybridge. For some reason, the Google Maps geocoder shows the default location of Weybridge as being on Walton Lane rather than in the centre of Weybridge (e.g. High Street). However, the photographed urinal is actually located at Brooklands Museum in the original 1907 clubhouse of the former Brooklands Racetrack (1907-1939). Brooklands Museum is actually marked on the map and it location can be seen by searching for Brooklands Museum and then zooming in one level.
(Brooklands Museum volunteer)
What an interesting site you have! I thought I would make my own contribution with these urinals at Moor Street Station in Birmingham, England. Having been closed since 1987, the station was restored in 2002 in 1930s style. This includes the toilet facilities, which feature a rather grand wall of urinals. I hope you will be able to feature this picture on your site.
I was wondering: Out of all of the pictures of urinals on your website, which of them has urinals which are among the most awkwardly close to one another. For example, on the picture of the University of Kentucky Agricultural North Building (LINK: http://www.urinal.net/university_kentucky/), they are so close that if somebody came up to use the one next to you, they would literally be bumping into you. Are there others that are like that in terms of lack of privacy and awkwardness? Which ones?
To whom it may concern,
I was made aware of your site by a friend of mine David Hurlbut, who owns the Harmony club, whose urinal you have featured on your site. I have to be honest, I had no idea such a site existed! hahah, a site devoted to urinals! Brilliant!
Anyway he and I were speaking and he mentioned that he had gotten his urinal up on here and I went and checked it out.
I have just purchased and am living in an old firehouse right outside of NYC in Bayonne NJ. It was built in 1883 and was used by the city up until 2009, when they shut it down and sold it at public auction this past February. I just closed on it and moved in a little over a month ago. Its a little over 5000 sq feet and has a lot of the original features still intact throughout. One of which is the old full bath in the garage which I am enclosing images of for your consideration. I have not touched it yet, and do not plan to aside from a good cleaning. I love the character and old subway tile and fixtures. One of which is an old urinal (which actually up until a couple of weeks ago was cemented up and sealed at the drain due to a slow empty, according to the previous firefighters who ran out of here). Instead of repairing it, they dumped a bag of quick-crete in the basin and duct taped an X over the front. I spent an afternoon with a grinder and hand chisel carefully breaking up the cement and opened it back up. Lo and behold, it drains fine! The original flush valve has been removed, and I am on the lookout for a replacement (If you have any sources or know of any leads to find on old one, please let me know!). In the meantime, when I use it, I manually flush it using the garden hose and nozzle just outside the door in the truck bays!
I think that it is a beautiful urinal, it has all hairline cracks under the surface, and oxidized brass fittings. The walls surrounding it are covered with old original subway tile, and the black and white honeycomb floor tile, marble door threshold, soapstone shower basin, vintage porcelain slop sink and L flush toilet just have such a fantastic old vibe to them, I had to share. This bathroom will not be renovated, or touched, or modernized in any way. I already have an old salvaged proper black toilet seat to replace the white modern one, I will wipe down the surfaces, source an old flush valve, and am on the lookout for an old soapstone slop sink to replace the second sink that is out of frame to the right which is a plastic p.o.s from probably home depot.
I have a list of a thousand things I plan to do work-wise on this big old building, most of which revolves around maintaining it original features and charm, but again, I thought that you and your readers may appreciate some pics of this relic. I usually wonder how many guys have taken a squirt in this thing since the late 1800s.
BTW, the second bathroom on the second level of the building also has a urinal, along with double showers and two toilets that are literally right next to one another, army style, with no divider. It makes for great team shitting! Its a more recent bathroom, and doesnt have anywhere near the same vibe as the first, but I have included images of it none the less for your consideration as well.
I have found since moving in here, that it is actually one of the highlights of the start of everyday to take a leak in a urinal in my own house, not only is it saving water over flushing a toilet, but I chuckle because not too many people I know can say that they have urinals in their home.
Thank you kindly and hope to have my urinal included on your site! Photos below!
Here is a photo I took of the Harmony Club urinal. I give you full permission to post this photo on urinal.net. Look forward to being with all the other world urinals in porcelain solidarity.
Good day, I will like to make an inquiry based on the troughs that you sell or stock. I want you to get back to me with the types you have as well as their respective prices.Moreso, the size does not matter and any size will be fine by me. Also advised on the type of payment you do accept.Hoping to hear from you soon.
My girlfriend joked earlier that she thinks I'm the #1 contributor to this site because whenever she searches Google for information on some obscure, off the beaten path place we've been, she finds the urinals after I sent them to urinal.net. Awesome.
Hello Dear Customer,
I am Mr John Arndt and i would like to know if you do sell Toilet Suite. Kindly get back to me with the cost and the types that you have..also what is the payment methods that you accept?I will also have them picked up when ready and paid..
I work for Owenyo Services which now operates Diaz Lake in Lone Pine, CA. I was googleing pics of our lake when a picture of a very disgusting urinal came up and there was the "before" shot of the urinal in our mens room at the lake. About a month ago I took it upon myself to do something about it and was so proud of my results I took a pic to send to my boss. Please feel free to share on your page.
Love your site, love when I remember to contribute. Keep up the terrific work!
We have 3 "standard" floor mounted urinals from the 1930s-40s. Wondering if someone may be interested in them. Located in New Hampshire give me a call (603) 608-7634 or e-mail.
I would humbly request a photo of a tree. A tree not notable for any particular reason. Just simply a tree. The photo should be focused somewhere at the bottom three feet area including some of the ground at the base. Some gratuitous twigs and leaves would be appreciated by many. I would like to suggest an oak tree, being my favorite, but any tree would do. Even a sampling would be sufficient. Thank you.
Will someone please submit a photograph or two of the urinal at Rothley train station, between Leicester and Loughborough in England? The station, including the urinal, was built in 1899 on this line of the Great Central Railway, now being run by an amateur group of train enthusiasts. The urinal consists of a horizontal stoneware trough. When the chain is pulled, the flushing water rushes from left to right, descends to floor level, and returns in a gutter to a drain at the left end. There are a couple of video clips of the flushing action on youtube. In all my travels I have only ever seen one like it, about 50 years ago in Criccieth, North Wales. Does anyone know of another?
Hello, Am Mr Steve Austin and will like to place an order regarding some Urinal Screens from your company to Haiti.I will appreciate you email me back with the types that you carry in stock and their price ranges,also your terms of payment as well.I will like to be one of your honest customer's and hope you answer to my request ASAP.Dont hesitate to email me back.Thank you very much and waiting for your prompt responds
What a remarkable coincidence, that two of your contributors would independently send you photographs of the same urinals in Stanley, Falkland Islands! I was there in March 2007 (you can see my offering dated 4/1/07 in your archives), and SF was there this last December (see his 2/2/10 picture). Just think about how many visitors ever reach this obscure country of 3,000 inhabitants, and then how two of them had the same idea.
Am Frank Munoz i want to know whether you carry (Urinals) in stock for sale.If you do so kindly email me with the sizes and the price ranges on that so that i will know the quantity to offer and also i want to know if you accept credit card as form of payment.Awaiting for your prompt reply. Regard
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I just stumbled across your website while searching for a distributor of my favorite bottled spring water, Mt. Valley Spring Water from Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas. I'm sure you can imagine my amazement when the search engine produced the terms "urinal" and "Mt. Valley Spring Water" on the same webpage. (http://www.urinal.net/mvsw/)
I grew up near Hot Springs, AR drinking spring water collected and toted home in all sizes and shapes of containers from a natural public spring and fountain on Historic Bath House Row in the downtown National Park. We drank natural spring water from all manner of containers, including many types of beautifully embossed glass bottles from Mt. Valley Spring Water Company which are distributed commercially. Never would I have imagined associating Mt. Valley Spring Water with a Urinal. I consider myself a connoisseur of spring water--actually more of a water snob--as I have found no better tasting or refreshing water than that which is bottled directly from the source at Mt. Valley or even that out of the public, outdoor faucet in a downtown parking lot in my home town.
In light of my many years of water snobbery, I'm sure you can imagine my initial shock in finding the premier water of presidents featured on a website devoted to Urinals!! However, I have to admit my pride in learning that the historic Mt. Valley Spring Water Company is so well known not only for its water, but also is recognized on your esteemed website for its beautiful urinals. As a woman, I would never have known of such an honor without your insightful website featuring those incongruous vacation photos by "LD."
By the way, as a side note, I suspect the stately urinals were used as tribute to the mineral water flowing through them from the natural hot springs, which for decades served as the primary water source (for toilets, baths and heating) in most of the historical buildings of the bath houses and resorts in the downtown area of the Hot Springs National Park.
Thanks for sharing and for offering such a unique website,
Native of Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas
I am purchasing a Kohler floor mount urinal for my basement. Does anyone know what is needed / how to install the rough-in for the beehive strainer? My current plumbing is 2" sch 40 PVC. Do I use a no hub similar to a shower connection? Any advice or pictures would be greatly appreciated.
hAVE YOU GOT AN ILLUSTRATION OF LORD'S CRICKET GROUND, LONDON. APPARENTLY THESE ARE VERY WELL LAID OUT AND A CLIENT HAS ASKED FOR US TO LOOK AT THEM. I HAVE 2 PROBLEMS, I AM FEMALE AND HATE CRICKET!
There's a truth-is-stranger-than-fiction story to the picture I took at the 2001 Farm Show.
Fast-forward several years after it was posted. My wife and I are at the farm where we buy our beef. Spring and fall, the farmer converts his tool shop to a meat cutting facility. As they cut your meat up, you package it. During a lull in the process, I was checking out the things on the shelves. A large photograph caught my eye. It was my picture of the urinals at the farm show! I picked it up and found out that the picture was actually the cover of a calendar. One of woody's friends made a gag calendar as a Christmas gift for him. Each month featured a different picture of the friend pretending to take a whiz in different places in Woody's house, such as his dresser drawers, the refrigerator, etc. And I thought I had a strange sense of humor.
I tried to explain to Woody, that it was my picture on the cover, but I couldn't quite get him to understand: "Woody, that's my picture! I took it at the farm show." // "Yeah, Bill said it was from the Farm Show." // "No Woody, I took it at the Farm Show and sent it into urinal.net." // "Yeah, Bill said he got it from a web site. Maybe it's the same one where you saw it. Did you print yourself a copy? That sure is a neat picture" // "Never mind, Woody. Never mind"
Hi, I find your site interesting. A site all about gathering different photo of urinals of men's restrooms throughout the world. I stumbled upon it recently. Neat and funny idea.
I wish I had seen this site before I e-mailed the folks at the Indiana University Memorial Union with my inquiry. There was a female urinal in the Union restroom (maybe more than one restroom) that I remember from the 1960's when I was a student. There were no instructions, and no one of my age had the slightest idea of how to use it. We hardly knew what it was, except that it flushed!
In a small restroom, this gigantic porcelain fixture took up a fair amount of space, especially since no one went in the stall unless desperate. It does resemble the picture you have posted from Texas A&M, so I guess I know what it is now. I wonder if IU's relic has still stands or if it has become victim of bathroom modernization.
Seriously, that stupid toilet has bugged me for over 40 years.
I went through all of your urinals, photo by photo and it took me many almost two days. Because urinals are the same; I wonder if you have a way to view all your photos in a slide show in order to save some time?
Sorry for not being specific but read the edit:
Do you any locations (state, city, place) all over America that has MALE urinals in women's restrooms and any men's restroom that men barley use because since women can pee standing up, girls has been doing it in MALE urinals like I heard a stadium around Texas build MALE urinals in the womens restroom and my boyfriend said he let me use one with him, but I just want to know, the boyfriend thing has nothing to do with it. (no rude comment please)
Its Someone, you may remember that we brought you a photo of a urinal at an abandonned military complex that was sealed up for about a century and we were the first people in a veeery long time or so to see and photograph the urinal. You probably dont remember actually, youre a busy man.
Well, we have an even more ambitious project. We found what we believe to be a whole tunnel system, of unknown size, but its all sealed up exept one little vent. The doors are sealed very well with double layers of bricks with reinforced concrete in between, so no chance of it 'accidently' opening one day like that complex with the urinal mentioned above did.
We did however, after about 3 months of work, come up with a ROV thats small enough to fit through that vent. Its hard to imagine, since the vent is only 100mm x 100mm or so, but this Remote Operated Vehicle actually fits in. Its very slow, horribly underpowered and overweight (weighing in at about 1000g), and because of weight saving problems only carries one infra-red camera and only infra-red illumination, so unfortunatly it will not have color images.
Anyway, of course, if we DO come across a urinal, ill be sure to send you some pics taken from the footage.
But i am writing to you about something else. One of the things the machine will do once its in there, is leave behind a little flag, to show that our ROV has been there.
Since we are keen supporters of Urinal.net, an idea came to me to put the urinal.net logo on the flag. We have some spare space on the flag, so it will be no problem.
So what do you think about this? Its a pretty unique opportunity to get a urinal.net logo somewhere where noone has been for many decades, and probably will not be for the next many decades.
Are you ok with this?
I appreciate you are very busy and stuff but please reply quickly as the ROV is getting ready to be lowered down there in the next few days.
I'm glad I found your site. I have an interesting issue and a few questions.
First, you have to hear the story. Growing up on a small farm in the mountains of southern Pennsylvania, we did not have a lot of party times. Each year, though for Memorial Day, my dad's friend had a party at his mountain cabin. He kept bottles of orange and grape sodas (Wible's orange soda and Grape Ne-Hi) along with other sodas on ice in what I thought was a bathtub. We were very poor, and didn't often get the treat of a soda pop, so some of my favorite memories were reaching my hand into the icy cold water and pulling out yet another soda pop. My sister says she remembers her stomach sloshing from being able to drink all that we could handle.
So...here's the issue. I am 52 now, and last year my father completely destroyed the memory (at first). I happened to reminisce about how wonderful it was to reach into that bathtub. My father said....Oh, that wasn't a bathtub. I said (timidly) Oh....What was it? He said, "IT WAS THE URINAL FROM THE BRICKYARD".
When he said he thought it was still up on the mountain at the abandoned cabin, I immediately said that I wanted it. So, now I have it. It's about 10 feet long, and about 2 feet wide, about 8 inches high. It is bolted in 4 pieces, with a drain in the middle. My father said his friend said he took it from the Mount Union Silica Brick Company when it closed. I did some research, and the company opened in 1901, and closed in 1953.
So, apparently, I have a 100 year old cast iron and porcelain urinal. First of all, do you think, o wise urinal guru, that is really is a urinal. Being female, I'm not really an expert, but it looks like a sink to me. Our plan is to first clean it, then paint the cast iron bottom, then figure out how to re-glaze the porcelain which is pretty chipped. Then we'll build a frame for it, and put it outside the beach cottage and fill it full of ice and beer for parties.
What do you think? Any thoughts?
I'm probably pissing in the wind here, but you have a post in "piss and moan" that says in part...
"One of the places my dad worked in the automobile business was Mel Burns Ford (now out of business) in Long Beach, California. They had a customer men's room wherein the sink and the urinal were often confused. They were both long & multi gang, and looked similar, the sink being mounted only slightly higher on the wall. My dad said over the years, he had stepped in there a number of times to find someone peeing into the sink."
Well, I own a 1969 Ranchero GT that was originally sold at Mel Burns, and I am trying to find memorabilia from the dealership to display with the vehicle. Any way you might have the poster's email address, or can forward a request for me?
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A strange affinity had me come back for more after I had seen your website a few years back. Having always kept your site in the back of my head, i had taken some bizarre urinal pictures - sometimes under risky conditions: People in a busy public restroom in the People's Republic of China will look disturbed when they catch you while you're trying to get the best angle with your camera.
Hello, and congratulations for this most unusual site. It is very different, and as a woman, I get to see places I am not usually allowed in. Mind you, a lot of them are very boring and I don't think I am missing much. I did however love the Victorian ones from Rothesay, and as I live in Scotland, I promised myself I would visit them (if they allow me...). That page was so good that I have put a link to it on the Rothesay page on trivago, in the hope that even more people visit your fun site.
I found your site when it was the only image result that came up on a search for "Westport bar Kansas City." I thought it was pretty funny and ended up reading through the beginning of the Piss and Moan section (where this might end up). There I was directed to the Private Residence page, and made my way to Rod M's House and couldn't get enough of your comment. You say "It appears that Rod's house boasts at least two urinals," when clearly there is only one with mirrored walls around it. Maybe you should have given more consideration to that Senior Technical Writer with good urinal experience. Don't change it. Hopefully people will get as much of a kick out of it as I did.
I can only imagine the crazy stuff that arrives in your mailbox... I was sort of, uh, apprehensive about visiting the site - but its very well done. Great job.
WE HAVE A ZURN AQUAFLUSH URINAL, IT RUNS A LONG TIME BEFORE IT STOPS, AND SOMETIMES, IT DOESN'T STOP. CAN YOU TELL ME HOW TO FIX IT?????????
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While building link & trivia pages for my Web Site, I came upon urinal.net. I thought to myself: how interesting can pictures of urinals be? Well, I found out and have actually bookmarked your Web Site it's so entertaining. I never realized there were so many different urinal designs, some of them downright elegant. Hell, some of this stuff is art.
LOL O.K of all things a site dedicated to Urinals around the world. :} Now I really have seen it all.
Hey man I really love your site and pretty much check it every other day for new urinals. Seeing that I like your site so much I am thinking sending your site a photo of a very special urinal.
I like my urinal the best, why the hell isn't it here? ...Stupid face man guy.
I loved these in Paris, but searched all over your site and couldn't find reference to or queries about them. I think they were called "pissoirs" or "pissoirtierres", and they were outdoor urinals, just on the street, a low fence (rising only to chest or neck height) forming a screen, and the part you peed on was a sheet of stone (the "tierre") that had water constantly running down it probably pumped straight from the Seine and routed right back there. Anyway, I think that they're being (or have been) phased out, and I would love to know if there are any extant and where I could find them—or even what the official name is, so I could ask some Parisians? I've not found a lot in other internet searching, either. I know there are other outdoor urinals in other countries the Netherlands, e.g. but I have a soft spot in my heart for the 19th-century-style Parisian ones. Any help you could offer: name, locations, facts—would be really appreciated! (Of course, when I find them, I'll take pictures and send them to you!)
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There is a cool urinal in stroud which comes out of the ground at about six o'clock! Its really cool please put it in the top ten! Its so cool it was on the news!!!!
michelle 13 x thnx! xxx
date: Feb 21, 2007 11:57 AM
subject: best urinal in CA
Has anyone sent you the pics of the Mt. Madonna (sic) urinals in California?
Here is link:
I looked at every photo in the archive from places i recognised for about 2 hours just now and found ONE picture of a urinal i used in The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY! Was I happy? Yes.
I'm a construction worker at an old BMS site in New Jersey. One particularly old building on site has very old bathroom fixtures installed. Well any way, everyone who saw these urinals that were getting replaced wanted them. I didn't get a picture of them but they had "Standard" on the top back, it stood about two to two and a half feet off the ground, making it a pedestal type. The building was originally built in the 1920s. I'm very curious about how much something like this would cost or any other type of info you could give me.
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Hello Urinal Dot [Net], my name is [Name Here], I am currently completing a PhD in Australia and a small section of my thesis discusses the urinals at Vienna which were recently in the news. I am giving a conference paper as an extension of this work and need a photo or two to illustrate the description. I am seeking permission to show two of the photos on your web site if you are amenable. They would only be used as part of a power point presentation at the conference and may be reproduced in the subsequent conference proceedings. There would be no financial gain or commercial use and the photos would be referenced appropriately. For your information, I have pasted the conference details below. Thanks for such an informative web site, it is an amazing collection. I look forward to hearing from you,
yours sincerely, [Name].
(P.S. Also FYI, I am not speaking in opposition to the concept of the urinals in question, I think they are great!)
I was going to do your website but you beat me to it.
You have a fascinating site! I was hoping you wouldn't mind putting the following ad on your wesite. I am making a documentary about toilets for the BBC and hoping that people may get in touch...
Thanks for your help.
Do you have a particularly lavish loo?
Are you flushed with pride over your bathroom facilities?
Century Films is looking for the country's best, biggest and most unusual toilets to feature in a BBC One documentary exploring the relationship between Brits and their WCs. If you have designed an incredible bathroom or if you own an out of the ordinary toilet or if you are simply a toilet enthusiast we would really like to hear from you.
To find out more about the programme, please call Emma on 020 7378 6106, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Just a little historical chit-chat. None of my compatriots seems to remember this. I was a boy soldier in 1945 and doing a lot of boyish activities. A dare was to run thru the women's barracks without being caught or recognized. My turn came on a Sunday afternoon and as I raced thru the women's toilet area, I noticed a row of wall urinals, several at different heights that looked like the ones we have today...the exception being that the lower lip of the urinal was thinner and elongated to encourage the ladies to raise their skirt, lower their knickers and advance over this lip which just fit directly under their waterways. Whoever invented that should have earned a medal and they could still be used today...a lot of women would really appreciate it as they wait in long lines for the sit down variety...which takes a lot of space.
This is Grace from Singapore's Nanyang Technological University. I'm currently working on a school project to produce an eight-page brochure rating Singapore's best-designed and cleanest toilets. I came across the special urinal designs on your web, and would like to seek permission for using them. They will solely be used for educational purposes.
Please kindly reply by Sunday, 8th October.
Thank you so much!
Just a quick note to say I'm sorry about the legal problems you've encountered with your site. I just stumbled upon a news reference to the beach resort issue. It's just not right what they've done, but you handled it well.
Also, it really sucks that these people at toiletnet.com have stolen your idea and done a very poor job of it in the process. Urinal.net is the original and the best. It's a classy site. Keep up the great work.
Good Day Sir
Thank You for a good laugh, and an interesting view on how the little everyday problem is solved around the world.
I stumbled onto your site while searching for photos of the Corcovado in Rio---on the 1st or 2nd search page mind you. I thought, strange, what do urinals have to do with the Corcovado. Out of curiosity I went to your site. In any case, I completely got side-tracked from what I was doing---that is meeting an article deadline for an article about Brazilian music and culture. Although urinals are a most unusual subject to base a website upon, I began to realize how many interesting urinals/bathrooms I have come across in my travels and thought I would share some info regarding urinals/squat pans/commodes/bathrooms that you might find interesting:
- Archeological Find Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka- The ancient capital founded circa 9th Century A.D. has probably one of the world's oldest (and most aesthetically pleasing) urinals in the world . It can be seen in the archeological museum along with other examples of ancient urinals there and I attach a photo of it.
- Award for Hygiene China- Very practical in their approach to toilets for the masses. Squatting pans in cubicles without doors. It is a way to provide hygiene as dirty hands do not open and close doors though privacy is lost.
- Pragmatic Solution An Ashram in Southern India-- Speaking of squat pans, I came across a curious approach to providing a one apparatus solution to persons with different "ablutions" customs. Unfortunately, I do not have a photo, but I will describe it. The apparatus looked like a normal toilet, except the toilet seat was a bit broader than normal on the sides of the seat with tread marks on it. In this way those not accustomed to sitting could squat by standing on the seat and not slip, while those preferring to sit, could!
- Most Ecological and Stylish Approach Kyoto, Japan- In one of the most expensive and exquisite traditional mountain inns outside of Kyoto, I discovered an ecological and aesthically pleasing approach to disinfection. It was the practice of the inn put in some sort of plants or herbs in the urinals as they act as deodorizers and sanitizers. Or maybe it was to make you think you were in the forest?---
- Coolest Toilet Around Everywhere, Japan The Japanese have to be one of the politist cultures around in every way, including there toilets. As evidence of this point, I mention the amazing Japanese turbo charged toilets which have a sort of dashboard full of controls. While you sit on the toilet, you can have your bum warmed (in cold weather) as the toilet seats are heated, switch on sound effects to mask any embarassing sounds you might make while carrying out your necessary actions, douche after completing your job (a remote control arm comes out into position to squirt up a fountain of water, and of course there is a flush option too. And of course, as the Japanese do not use shoes indoors, each bathroom has a special pair of slippers to be worn while inside the toilet. These toilets are so amazing and convenient, I am surprised that they have not caught on worldwide yet.
- Toilet with the best View/Village Entertainment
Kandalama Hotel/Kandalama Sri Lanka-
Built by Sri Lanka's most renown architect, Geoffrey Bawa, who liked to have a bit of fun. He built this ecologically friendly and spectacular hotel into a rock, facing a lake. The bathrooms have a view over the lake and were originally sheer glass with the shower cubicle flush to the glass. It was the village's evening entertainment to row their boats into the lake in the evenings to watch uninhibited or unwary guests. This scandalized many people and it was the subject of much discussion here as to how to contend with the situation. Some guests decided the best solution was to shower and use the loo in the dark. Afterwards, the management saw fit to put a bamboo screen about shoulder level after many complaints of guests.
P.S. Was a bit disappointed with Gaudi's Sagrada Familia, I was sure that the urinals would have been some marvelous wacky inspired convoluted construction like the rest of his marvelous architecture! Loved the urinals with lids at the Royal Palace in Madrid.
your website is gay and perverted, and so ar u (sic). Why the hell did you start a website about something as stupid and gross unirals (sic). Its just so... gay. I demand that you remove your stupid website. If not I just think you will be burining (sic) in hell forever because god hates your website. Go f*ck yourself.
I am glad that I am not the only one who is interested in comparative urinals. I have made observations for years about this or that urinal, but unfortuately I never had my camera with me in all those visits. The long, full-length urinals with the lower portions sunken into the floor have always held my interest. I've been in a few places, like the Elks Lodge in Everett, Wash. and the Washington State Capitol Bldg. in Olympia where they have this kind made of marble, very classy.
My first exposure (pardon the pun) to the full-length urinals was at my elementary school, Grover Cleveland School. To this very day, when I smell that pink Luron powdered hand soap, a flashback of the school "lavatories" goes through my head.
One of the many places I was stationed in the Army was Fort Huachuca, Arizona. This is an old post that dates back to the frontier days, around 1880-something. Up on the old post headquarters area, there is a latrine building that has about 30 sinks and 30 or 40 urinals, all metal and very utilitarian. This concentration of plumbing was designed for when the cavalrymen would all ride back in at once, because when they dismounted they would all run for the latrine at once having been mounted for so long at a time.
One of the places my dad worked in the automobile business was Mel Burns Ford (now out of business) in Long Beach, California. They had a customer men's room wherein the sink and the urinal were often confused. They were both long & multi gang, and looked similar, the sink being mounted only slightly higher on the wall. My dad said over the years, he had stepped in there a number of times to find someone peeing into the sink.
Some of the places I have peed indoors in Asia are fairly basic, like a wall with a hole in the floor below it, for use by guys and girls, and often used simultaneously by both. Then there are the simple ones "out back" that have two foot prints moulded into them and a hole in the middle, open for all to see from all sides.
In my travels in Germany, I have spent many a night in cheap hotels or pensions, where the luxury of your own loo wasn't included. Sometimes you get only a sink. When you wake up in the middle of the night, getting half dressed and going down the hall to the common toilet isn't always what you want to do; although not designed for it, I wager than many a sink in a room such as I describe has substituted for a urinal. Because public facilities are not always available in Germany (they don't like the idea of giving something away for free), just about any stairwell, hallway, or passage usually smells like a well-used urinal.
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My name is ..., I am an artist from Hungary...
I would kindly ask for your permission to use some of the pictures displayed on your site as rough material for a project we are working on for the Apexart New York.
You will find the description of my piece at the end of my mail, I would like to stress however, that the pictures of your site would serve indeed as a rough material, as they would appear in the framework of an installation in an altered form, which means that all the urinals, would be retouched...
It is also important to add, that this art show does not serve any financial purposes but we would be happy to place a credit in the show about your site.
Thank you in advance for your understanding,
Installation, photos, video
The work Desert approaches the issue of relocation from the point of view of the art historical processes. It is more than obvious, that Duchamp's gesture of replacing the conventional and consensual artifact with an "object trouvé" had deeply influenced the development of the whole twentieth century's art. Its effects and impacts on the contemporary art production are widely acknowledged. What seems to be left out of consideration, is what kind of effects the gesture had on our relationship with the everyday life environment, as by the relocation a whole set of ordinary objects (both in physical and conceptual terms) became potentially "endangered" by being converted in an art object.
If we consider Duchamp's gesture as the manifestation of the art's emancipatory process, we might say, that the territories "conquered" by art lost their independence, and the creation of a Fountain involves the birth of a Desert somewhere else. The context produced in the field of art creates a lack of context in the field of social reality.
This is why nowadays contemporary art desperaely seeks for ways of reestablishing relationship with the social sphere, seeks to revitalize the desert created by the former "imperialism" of art by through its search for a social function.
I'm sort of curious about WHY you would create such a website....... it's very amusing, though...
- 2/13/06tinue to transport the appliance daily in the trunk of my luxury car. Since my son is now attending college, we felt that his year the calendar show some college campus artwork, along with monthly "inspirational" quotes. Enclosed are two "months" from the 2006 Urinal Calendar"
your show was recently posted on "attack of the show" on g4tv some time in late 2005. i thought you might like to know this since you didnt have it posted in "in the news".
sincerly, a big fan
i have just spent nearly 3 hours thoroughly enjoying your web site. i would never have believed a site dedicated just to urinals had i not seen it myself. seeing as how i am currently in a wheelchair (and hopefully not for long) i am somewhat limited in what i can do. your site has certainly provided some educational and humorous entertainment.
As I was perusing some of the pictures of urinals on your webpage, I remembered that when I was in the 764th AF Band, in the USAF, back in 1950, we often had to travel to other bases to play gigs. We would pile into a C46, or C47 cargo plane fitted with almost make-shift seats along the sides of the craft, that make me believe that these planes had been intended for wartime duty as paratrooper ships. The interesting thing was that there were rubber funnels, roughly shaped like inverted Coke bottles without bottoms, connected to stiffish hoses that jutted out from the bulkhead behind the pilot's compartment. The purpose of these devices was, yes, you guessed it, urinals for the individuals to relieve themselves. I would assume that the hoses simply protruded out the bottom of the hull. I mean, after all, why bother with a holding tank. It would mean extra weight. We always had some fun at the expense of first-timers by convincing them that they were speaking tubes to use to talk to the pilot!! Of course, immediately after one of these guys would tire of yelling into the funnel, and getting no response, someone would step up the urinal, unzip his fly, and use it for it's intended purpose. Then, as the greenhorn realized he'd been had, the whole plane would shake with laughter.
PFC Name Withheld AF12318205 Discharged USAF 1950
What a fascinating website!
Hey, a friend and I work at Wiggin's Trading Post and we came across your website and thought it was really weird that the bathrooms that we clean are on the internet. How the hell did you end up in Chilcoot California? I just thought it was humorous because when I clean them, I never do fill in the paper towel dispenser, it [smells] too bad in there. You must have come on a good day when I filled in the soap. How lucky are you?!?!?! But now you're screwed cuz our hand dryer is broken. And there is a garbage bag covering the urinal because it's broken, too.
I came across your site last night and spent some time on it. When I woke up this morning I thought to myself: "Did I dream it or is there actually a website about urinals?"
dear gusy...im smashed away....so great... we did an exhibtion in 2003 about fashion places and related restrooms...so a selection of thencisco's earlier Cliff House landmark: www.cliffhouseproject.com
This structure was built in 1895, only to be destroyed by fire in 1907. I recently acquired the blueprints and an acquaintance is constructing a 3D model. One item called out on the blueprint is the urinals (see attached). I was hoping you might help us as we need guidance on how these urinals would have looked. Any help is much appreciated.
Hey guys--I found your site from a link off of... a San Francsico arts website.
Here's a drawing I did that you may like. The text says "I like the expressiveness of the English phrase "Are you takin a piss?" There is nothing that can really rival the succinctness of that phrase." Let me know if you want to use it on your site.
Take it easy,
P.S. My favorite urinals were in the czech republic. I should have taken some photos of them, but alas didn't. They were these mosaic tile walls with little tiny divisions on them, and just a step you stood on...
Hey, great site... very, very entertaining and surprisingly educational!
I work for ASHI, the American Society of Home Inspectors, as the director of membership and marketing. We are going to be launching a new newsletter in the spring for our membership and I want it to be slightly edgier than your standard association faire.
If the boss allows, I might include your site on a featured link section - since our members deal with home and building inspections, it might make them laugh to see some of the great (and not so great) urinals you have pictured!
I'll keep you posted if I'm allowed to do this.... with your permission, of course.
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Old news in bad taste. Piss off.
Gentlemen.... This idea of having a mens urinal in the home is one that i have tossed around "sadly" for some time. The idea is not novel. While a teenager in the 60's, late 50's Iwent to pick up my sister who was babysittling around the block from where we lived. I had to use the bathroom while [I was] there and was blown away to find a urinal hanging on the wall. The family came from a long line of italian comtractors so at 17, I was not surprised. Presently, I am installing my sport/saunna/jacuzzi bathroom. The fixtures and tile are from Germany, but the URINAL is American. Thanks for giving this subject its due.
When I was in Brisbane, Australia, I used the greatest urinal of all time. It's in a place called The Regatta Hotel and is billed as "a loo with a view." I haven't found any photos yet, but essentially there is a glass "one way mirrored" wall with waterfall onto which you relieve yourself. It was great watching hapless diners as you went about your business. I'm sure you can get some photos from somewhere…
Dear Mr. Rinator,
I have just approved the printer's proofs for my 2005 urinal calendar, and thought you'd like to see a couple of images. The fixture is the same one that has appeared in Piss & Moan twice before (2/27/04 and 4/24/03).
Sincerely, The Goldenboy
I'm doing a research paper about the year 1866 for college and I know it was the year that the urinal was first patented by Andrew Rankin... I was wondering if maybe you had a painting or something of that urinal... so I can do a then and now kind of picture. If you have it on the site and I didn't see it, sorry... but if you could let me know as soon as possible that would be great, thanks!
Nach euer Internet seite her habt ihr jawohl sehr viel Ahnung von Urinalen. Ich suche für mein Urinal eine Fliege, Zielscheibe oder Torwart. Ich habe alles schon mal gesehen aber keine Lieferadresse, vielleicht könnt ihr mir Behilflich sein.
mit freundlichen Grüssen
I thought I was the only one in the world that would take a picture of a urinal... LOL Until I found your site the other day... it's fascinating. It's amazing how many of the urinals on your site I've [used]... WOW
But there's a pic of the urinal at St Elmo's Bar in Bisbee, AZ that I think is wrong. I'd swear that used to be one of my favorite urinals in the whole world (I used to live in southern AZ). It was just a concrete wall that [you urinated] on, and there was a channel in the floor with a drain at the end of it.
I also have a video of Jay Leno [at] a urinal at the Pebble Beach Lodge. I was there for the Pebble Beach Concours De Elegance a few years back, and the line for the porta-potty was a hundred [feet] long, so I snuck in to the Lodge to [go to the bathroom]. As I was leaving, Jay was coming in... and I was standing outside the john... and I realized I had my video camera with me... and my friends would never believe that I had seen him... so I went back in and started filming. I was standing in the doorway, and when he finished he walked over to the sink to wash up and some other guy started a conversation with him, and I just kept filming... and he never acknowledged that I was even there. I then caught up to my friends and showed them the vid and we just about pissed our pants again... LOL
Did the native americans of the southwest have pottery urinals? Do you have any photos, if they do exist?
I'm a PhD student from Canada. I'm doing a documentary on public restrooms for a consumer behaviour film festival. I found your great public restroom photos at www.urinal.net, and I was wondering if I could have your permission to use several images from your urinal gallery in my film. The film will be viewed by marketing academics from around the world...
My film is entitled "Private Spaces in Public Places" and examines the various roles of public restrooms in people's lives. In my research I have found that apart from the obvious function, many people (especially women) view the restroom as a sanctuary where they can retreat from an overly noisy public environment. Often confidences are shared in this space. Sometimes people excuse themselves to the restroom to regain composure in a difficult public situation, or to discuss a serious matter out of earshot of others. I am interested in the aspects of this space which make it separate and distinct.
The urinal images from your site will be used as a montage of still images with voice-overs of several men discussing the mythos of how men select which urinal to use under different levels of restroom crowding. Other segments of the film explore the folklore and social commentary of graffiti, the property management considerations of designing public facilities, and the changing technology and commercialization becoming more present in restrooms.
I will write again with a list of the images I will include. It will be quite difficult to choose as so many of your images are spectacular.
Erm, strange website but you might just be able to help me... basically I'm designing a new gimmick for urinals... not going to say too much yet but I would need more information about these things, ideally where do I find research which says that [urinating] on painted-on flies make the toilet floor drier, etc.
Any help is good
Upon researching my worthless little hometown for alterior purposes I stumbled upon your interesting personal site concerning the all-time most important urinals of the world, one of which happened to be the urinals most centrally located at the Pioneer Tunnel in Ashland [Pennsylvania], which happens to be my abovementioned 'worthless little hometown.' I just wanted to commend you for your efforts in displaying all the little known qualities of the urinals at this my otherwise essentially useless hometown and to let you know that should you ever need any sort of "update" or follow-up photograph regarding those urinals, I would be more than happy to furnish you with such items. Considering that those are the very same urninals, I believe, that the last miners themselves had used prior to the mine's ultimate closure in 1931, I believe they may be due for s new batch, depending on the money the recreational board has to spend after having squandered it on useless crap they don't need. One would think that they should have enough revenue from those damned expensive souvenirs in the gift shop the way it is so as to tear down the whole bathroom system in place currently and build up a new one, but maybe I could be wrong, perhaps, doubtfully.
I always love your lengthy and polite emails, they're a real change from what most of us are used to seeing..
- 3/7/04Hey, y'all -
I hate to quote McDonald's here, but i'm lovin' it!!! Your site is great, and it really is art. I've always loved the surprise that awaits when entering an unknown restroom...what style urinal will I see?
Keep up the awesome work!
Subject: hey joe urinator question about urinals and stuff.
What's up Joe Urinator,
I have a question for you about urinals. Are guys more comfortable using the trough all together or just separate urinals? Which is faster to go to the bathroom in the trough or plain old urinals? The urinal trough I know doesn't offer much privacy, it must be hard not to let your eyes wonder while you are using the trough. I am also sure that the trough makes you go to the bathroom much faster than the good old urinals. But when you use the trough you give up more privacy don't you and you guys are just too masculine to use a stall right? You guys are brave, maybe you guys are on to something about this whole bathroom thing just do your business and get out. I have been having reoccurring dreams about urinals and it must be urinal.net! I hope you find this humorous and I just wanted to tell you I love your website. I believe that in order to understand males the urinal serves as a perfect example of understanding you guys.
Girl who is interested in bathrooms, especially urinals.
Subject: a happy urinal loving man
I can safely say that your site has changed me spiritually and emotionally. The last time i enjoyed urinals this much was during a brief spell in Holland and that was a very long time ago.
Subject: Flushed with success.
Hi, great site, Sorry I do not have any photos (Yet), but I wish to submit the Idea of a Scottish Castle as a cool urinal for your pages. Also In the British comedy 'Men behaving badly' the two male heroes rescue the urinals from the local pub before redecoration. [Very] funny.
Gotta go Nature calls
- 2/17/04Hi there
I just wanted to let you know URINAL.NET has been featured on our station today as a great "Waste of Time Website" (as in, wasting time while you're at work looking at cool sites like yours instead of actually working).
I just thought you'd like to know! Love the site! I've told everyone about it across the city of Middlesbrough, and the Tees Valley in the North East of England.
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I was introduced to your wonderful site via Mike Cassidy of the San Jose Mercury [News]. That was a worthwhile article. Mike is my brother. He has come a long way from the paper route. He has a pretty neat job, but not as cool as my last job. I was a draught beer specialist for a major beer wholesaler in Chicago. It didn't pay real well, but if you are doing something you love, who cares about fiscal compensation? I had the best job in the city. A few of my hundreds of draught beer accounts, were the Chicago Stadium (during the world champion Bulls era), Soldier Field (which used portable draught beer systems for every home game), and as featured on your web site, the new Comiskey Park (now US Cellular).
During the Bears games at Soldier Field, blue port-a-potties would line the indoor concourses to make up for the serious lack of facilities for beer guzzling football fans. The port-a-potties added atmosphere to the landmark stadium on a cold winter Sunday, as the thick urine steam churned from dozens of PVC chimneys. I pictured it as featured on NFL films like the visible breath seen in a close up shot on the faces of the defensive linemen.
My moment of greatness was on the south side, however, at the new Comiskey Park. Just days before opening day there, I was putting the finishing touches on the beautiful new draught beer systems in the ballpark. Other contractors, including the plumbers, were finishing up their projects as well. There was an announcement for everyone in the park (not yet open to the public) to proceed to the nearest toilet and wait. There was to be a count of three on the PA, and each of us was to flush our toilet. This was for the plumbers to confirm their guarantee that there would be no problems even if every toilet in the park were flushed at the same time. On three, we all flushed and waited. There was an understandable tension in the air. When it was over though, the Comiskey Park royal flush was a success. No runs, no drips, no errors.
It was a nostalgic, warm moment for me when I saw the US Cellular urinals on your web site this evening. You made a difference to someone tonight. That ought to give you warm shivers.
Thanks for such an entertaining site!
I found your site by accident and was strangely impressed.
We are looking for 1940's or thereabout urinals for a new restaurant in New York City. Do you have any suggestions?
Not sure quite what to say to you lot. Compelling viewing indeed - why, I'm not too sure!!
Keep up the 'good work'!!
... In regards to the "Jimmy Kimmel Live" show, yes it was mentioned yesterday Tuesday, December 2nd, . They have a segment called "Website of the Day". And Urinal.net was the website of the day. They spent about 10 minutes explaning the website and showing many of the pictures from it (mostly from the top 10 urinals section). They said everything that was on the site and bascially praised the site and said how good and interesting it was. He also made the joke not to get the wesite confused with "toilets.com", which is your biggest enemy. I was supprised that they didnt contact you at all telling you that it would be on the show. Well I hope you found that information usful, and it really is a good site.
Hi, I'm working on a project that requires me to know how many urinals there are in a typical high school and middle school (Including those in the locker room). I would appreciate any assistance you may have to offer.
thanks a million for the site.. i one day hope to own a full height for my house and garage!
Subject: Removal of Toronto Pearson International Airport
The GTAA [Greater Toronto Airports Authority] would like to request that you remove Toronto Pearson International Airport from the title of the page below, including the removal of Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport from within the page. If you choose to keep the photos, we just request that you remove the text below in red. We appreciate your cooperation. We will check back in a week to ensure that this information has been removed. If at that time it has not, we will forward it to the Legal department for subsequent action.
Urinal Dot Net is pleased to comply with the GTAA's request. Accordingly, we have updated our Gallery to reflect the changes.
Editor: I was concerned, seriously caught short, when I thought you were producing your wonderful site but had somehow overlooked the Madonna Inn. My pal had written glowingly of that facility years ago...: 'You stand there and in moments you feel like the Sun King!'
That's if you can get in, given the queue of women outside slavering for a glimpse of all that brass and splash. Then I found the special page and great photos, so now I finally have something to direct people to when I describe this here plumber's grandson's dream.
I give you high praise for a site that reminds us all to teach the young when they grow up not to let our world wipe out urinals from existence. There are many in this world due to their fears and phobias have forced businesses to take out the trough style or floor urinals to be replaced with the more modern day single person usage partitioned urinals... As I view all the newly added [photos] and the Top 10 and Top 100, I am reminded how different cultures around the world more so than USA have a more liberal open view providing urinals for public use without the need for four walls and partitions. It is sad that there are so many groups or orginizations that feel they know the needs of the masses and can influence the decision makers its in our best interests to limit, restrict, or take away our rights completely.
Your site's success offers a valuble teaching tool: about the world's customs and cultures... value art in all forms including the many various styles, colors, shapes of urinals; the creative and inovative advances we have made in plumbing yet relishing the old; bring back the word urinal when mentioned in conversation... in print, radio, internet, tv etc.; [promote urinals] thru public interest to have more shows, films, etc.; someday just maybe a urinal will be featured to make a world record involving the urinal somehow for worldwide exposure... You have spent so much time to keep this site free to view... this is my way of toasting you for excellence.
Sorry my funds do not allow me to give a donation or permit me to buy the merchandise.
Very entertaining site! Reminded me of when I was in Paris and the women's bathroom was pay only but the men's room was free. So as a lady of fine distinction I went promply to the men's room. I wish I had a picture; you would have loved it. Next time I'm traveling I'll have to take some pictures and share them with the world. Keep up the good work!
Your site is fascinating and quite entertaining. Thank you for making it with good taste in mind... (it is quite sophisticated in format) seeing that my 14 year old daughter found it. She was helping me research an antique item I bought recently to be used as a garden sink...
Bravo!! What a unique and awe-inspiring website!! While my brother was sitting at home scratching [his] out-of-work ass he found this site and sent it to me, thinking he'd gotten a one up for all the internet crap i've sent him, but he was so very wrong. I've been inspired to seek out urinals of distinction myself for my own use and amazement and shall, if an opportunity presents itself, submit a urinal for your consideration to be displayed for urinators of the web to consider for a destination of urination. As for my brother, I hope he is looking for a job on the net and not just "pissing off time." Thank you for this interesting website.
I recently came across your site while looknig for a urinal photo to put a picture of a friend's face in. Although urinals have never facinated me or grabbed my attention in anyway, I found this site... addicting... The things you find on the internet... got to love it.
- 09/20/03Love your site - very amusing. Can't understand the people who get so incensed they have to curse at you!
- 08/29/03Dear Editor,
I recently linked to your site through a joke-of-the-day type site, and was amused at comments on your women's urinals page. It seems that most folks can't comprehend why women would ever use one, but I remember when and why they were originally used.
I'm not all that old (mid 30's), but I remember when urinals were in use back in the day where you had to pay a dime to open the stall door. That was back during the time when women's fashions included wearing a girdle as a mainstay of daily dress. Rather than struggling in and out of girdles, garter tabs, and the like, the women's urinals began appearing as the solution. All the ladies had to do was walk up, straddle, and be done with the deed. No unhooking, unbuckling, or undressing required.
I don't know if you want to add my explanation to the website, but I thought you might like one woman's recollections. Have a nice day.
- 08/17/03Dear Mr. Rinator,
I'm pleased and honored to have contributed, and my colleagues are understandably proud.... Keep up the fine work on your noble enterprise.
- 08/12/03What an interesting site !! ... Lets face it, they are one thing that is essential for mankind, more so than DVDs and mobile phones. etc. Keep up the good work !
- 08/02/03Great site!!! I'm a designer and I've gotten some good Ideas for my next building. Thanks
- 08/02/03I think your site aims high right on the target. Keep aiming in the right direction.
- 07/26/03Love this site, keep telling my friends about it. Its great!
- 07/03/03I have to say that I think the site is great. It has great current and historical value, but the best part is your piss and moan section. I love it and your dry commentary.
- 07/03/03Dawufman writes in to comment on the recent posting of photographs from the tiny desert town of Aguila, Arizona
Joe, I SALUTE YOU! THANK YOU! You are a gentelman and a scholar!
You have now helped us make our 'spot on the map'! If this turns into a tourist attraction we will put up a kiosk at our only cross street with a urinal and a computer that can only access your site. The locals are planning a street fiesta next week to celebrate.
Since this is a very small town and word travels here like a dust storm we have uncovered 4 MORE urinals!.... not counting the converted cattle feeder (it leaks all over the place) at one of the local ranches. He said it could be photographed as long as I didn't say where it was exactly....
They all want the notoriety now.. see what you have started... I now have to schedule shooting sessions for them this weekend! We just have to beat out Bisbee (AZ) even if we have to install more.
Oh Yes and another thing! The towns women are demanding a womans urinal since they saw one on your site. We are working on modifying one with fiberglass and body putty, but I don't think they'll 'buy it'. Are they expensive?
Locals have been waiting for the photo to be posted... to see which urinal would be featured this week in URINAL.net, since it was brought up at the Lazy 'G' last Friday nite at the "town meetin'". They were amazed that there were TWO! Some even called home and told mama to "turn on the computer, weez on de innernet"! It's gonna be one heck of a 4th this Friday.
There has been so much excitement here over this, that I will only submit ONE PER WEEK until all are posted.
Oh just for reference, is it politically correct to photograph a urinal without a 'cake' in it? A strainer? I have been admonished for this by a "sanitation technician" who works in the next town 25 miles away, so I thought I'd ask an authority on the subject.
Take Care (and take one for me......)
Subject: ur website is so weird!
hi. i'm a girl, and i thought it would be a funny site. it was kinda funny, kinda boring. i hate urinals because i don't ever wanna use one! in my class at school, for tornado drills, it seems my class always has to go in the boys bathroom! last year i had to stand next to the urinals, and there were, like, these pink things in them, and they smelled! it was so gross!!!
My name is Kimberley and I am desperately trying to find out who manufactures the urinals with flies printed on them...
I am working on a movie and we want to find these.
thank you for ANY help you can provide!
To Whom It may concern:
I am receiving complaints from my customers that your website continually comes up on search engines when they are looking for my deli's website. I would appreciate it if you would remove the ad and picture of my company's urinal from your website.
This will be the only written notification that I will send to you.
The Sequoia Sandwich Co., LLC
Being a female, I found this site very interesting. Among the boring standard urinals, there are some real standouts, especially in Hong Kong, Las Vegas, and Mexico. I was surprised to see how clean most of the facilities were.
I love your site! One of these days I'm gonna take a road trip and use as many of these as I can!
A great site. We found you while searching for a local get away for/from my mother-in-law; it had a review, from you.
my friend and i read about your site in Stance magazine, checked it out and stuff, and were like, this is tiight... Anyway, thanks for the great site, its seldom someting gives me a greater desire to piss then water, this site is one of those seldom things.
Just thought I would let you know I passed on your website to the guys at Mojo radio. They loved it!
Kris will put it on their hotlinks soon.
Are you guys totally nuts?? Why do you have so much time to badger our food when you know nothing about us???
I drive around with a urinal in the trunk of my Lexus. This particular former wall mount model was in my office men's room until said "lavatoire" was recently remodeled. It carries a bit of sentimental value because it caught, and allowed me to retrieve for medical scrutiny, a kidney stone. This past fall I photographed the urinal in and around Providence RI, adjacent to many public sculptures and monuments. Here is a sample. I'm otherwise normal.
I must say I have not seen such a kick [expletive deleted] site since deadmalls.com. I remember the days when my school chums and I would look through such sites as deadmalls and laugh our [expletive deleted]s off. I now have a new favorite site in urinal.net. The commentary is the best. I love the little snippets about each urinal, that makes it. As soon as I am done I will be emailing my friends from past about your site so we once again can laugh our [expletive deleted]s off. Its your site and our twisted humor that makes memories and keeps us in touch. Thanks for the effort and material, its great.
My friends and i were so inspired by your website that we declared last saturday international urinal apprication day and we went out to celebrate.
Thank you for such an informative site, and also thank you for using several pictures from my collection in your website (Costa Rica). I feel very privileged to be associated with scholars and gentlemen such as yourself. I will continue to seek out those urinals that I deem appropriate to have a place of honor on this esteemed site.
Compliments for the effort put into this piece of work!
this site sux
I love your site!!! I have been dreaming of a site like this for years, then I found your's. Yes! :-)
Dear editor of one of the most surprising websites, :-) We are amazed that one of the visitors of our village pub has posted a picture on your site... we will offer you a traditional lambic-style beer in our bar. Thank you very much.
I am the director of the European Business Polytechnic (Europai Uzleti Polytechnikum)in Budapest, Hungary. Accidentally I come across the contents of your website (www.urinal.net/eupoly/) which I consider absolutely and extremely unethical and unlawful. We have never given any sort of permission to any representative of your company to provide information about our school on the net. Consequently I definitely do insist on you withdraw this page from the web immediately, unless you are prepared to face serious charge and lawsuit.
dr Edit Mozer
Director of EUP
Who would have thought there would be a whole website dedicated to urinals? Go figure.
The reason that I am contacting you is that we deal with Alzheimer's disease and other dementia related disorders. I speak to caregivers, helping them create more Alzheimer's-friendly environments. Among the problems they face is misinterpreting planters, pots, and even fountains for urinals as they progress deeper into the disease. When I was in Atlanta I happened to photograph a long fountain that looked just like a trough urinal. I joked with a friend how likely it would be to one day find someone misusing it. I am now looking for a photo of a trough urinal that resembles this photo so that I might put them both up on a screen and compare the. Your shot of the Skylark will do just fine. Would you please grant me permission to use a copy of your photo for presentation and possibly publication.
I was in Lisbon Portugal last year and came across some of THE COOLEST mens rooms I have EVER seen. I don't have any pictures of them unfortunately but thought maybe you could get the word out to some fellow travelers to get them for you. The city of Lisbon(Lisboa) has a pretty cool club/disco area right under its main bridge(the sister bridge to the Golden Gate actually) These discos have some pretty amazing plumbing in their facilities, cascading waterfalls, lots of water and marble VERY COOL and I am not that fascinated by plumbing.
What a fine place on the web you have created! It definitely seems as if we share come common interests and sensibilities. Thanks for carving out place on the web for urinals.
Thank you Super Urinal Man.
Since the Landlord of the Chequers Inn, Wareside UK, saw his stalls on the worldwidewee he has spent all his time in the bog.
Out: the orange reflectors, mix-n-match pipework and glossed-over plastic
In: potpourri, doilie-concealed spare loo rolls, tissue boxes...
hang on a bit, I'm in the ladies'!
The gents' is much better too.
Thanks again. Cheque to the usual address?
Your site's fantastic, only comparable to the fascinating experience of entering to an unknown restroom and wondering "what kind of urinal will I find this time..."
I really enjoy your site and have mentioned it to many people. It has been the topic of discussion at our lunch table many times!
From: Ferrari <email@example.com>
Another web site affected with terminal cuteness. Too bad you don't know the difference between funny and stupid.
This is the best site that I have ever been to, and praise to the inventor. You have made the most brilliant website ever!!!
I work for the airline that operates out of IYK and am familiar with the Two Sisters Restaurant. I was so thrilled to see that our little community finally got some recognition. I think your site is such a wonderful example of how the internet can really change lives.
Some of the men at the office where I work don't know how to flush a Urinal, so I created the attached [PowerPoint presentation]
I hope you find it amusing.
[Just] another enthusiast thanking you for putting up a site like Urinal.net
I think your site is quite mad; I approve!
Have just seen the picture of the outdoor urinals at Charing Cross. Around Christmas/New Year time I saw some similar to these at Shepherds Bush in West London. I think these were just temporary, there was a fairground nearby...
This is one of the best sites I have ever seen!!!!
To the editor,
I unfortunately do not have a photo to submit, but I would like to nominate a urinal to add to your esteemed list. This would add to you list of urinals in the state of Nebraska. Unfortunately the one at the Henry Dorly Zoo is so pedestrian. I am a graduate of the College of Architecture at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. The building for the College of Architecture is the oldest on campus (being built in the 1890's). The mens room there had two huge semi ornate porcelain urinals that date from nearly the completion of the building. In the porcelain was cast the name of the manufacturer of the urinals; the "Hinsdale Company". Because of that, they were refereed to around the college as "The Mighty Hinsdales". They were so loved and honored that each autumn the college would hold a celebration called "Hinsdale Day". The day would be celebrated with a reception in the main gallery of the college with apple cider and brownies. Guided tours of the mens room would be offered to the female faculty, staff, and student body. When the college facilities were extensively remodeled, renovated and expanded in the mid-1980's there was no question that the Hinsdales had to be moved and saved. They were reinstalled in a mens room in renovated facilities and honored with a engraved brass plaque mounted on the wall above them at eye level. The plaque explained the history and lore of the "Mighty Hinsdales" and ended with this quote from Shakespeare, "for this relief, much thanks".
I hope that the lore of Hinsdale Day has continued at the College of Architecture. I was a student there from 1977-1979, and having lived in southern California since then I have not had much contact with the University.
You certainly deserve praise for originality and daring. I will continue to recommend your site to friends who may be more porcelain-oriented than myself.
I think your site is a real pisser keep up the good work!
From: robert anderson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
you are obscene...i will report you to the pmrc, that is, the parents music resource center
Yes, I am female, and very curious about this stuff... after all I am a janitor that cleans urinals daily and I think I have a pretty good job... I'm fascinated by urinals, and I think my job is great, getting to see all urinals in many different locations.
I love your site! It's really great!
Love the site.... Great idea.
As a retired plumber and having fitted many dozens of urinals nationwide,
I find your site 'a breath of fresh air'...
You are just too good.............!!
Keep up the great work.
I find it remarkable just how accurate you are. Keep up the great work!
sorry my bad english,
this site is the best, very congratulation.
I'd be honored if you used my photo of the German Autobahn urinal.
Thank you. Your site is very interesting, and I enjoyed the pictures.
may your urinals stay diverse and interesting for ever more
Some urinal Haiku I wrote after stumbling upon your site.
Lovely works of art
Urinals of yesteryear
Lucky is the man
To hear that powerful flush
From that Sloan handle
I didn't say before, but I have been a fan of your site for some time now... Anyway, the quality of [your] pics is superb; there are certainly some unusual urinals in the US especially the pedestal type...
Your website has been a source of daily amusement for me and for this reason I am pleased to send you my contribution.
I am wishing you all the best with your most informative website and once again I would be honoured to feature with my contribution.
Let me take the opportunity of saying what a nice and very original site you have. Thank you very much
Hey there: I just read about this site in PM magazine. My wife always made fun of me when I took pics of urinals. We've done a lot of travelling and I have several pics of funky urinals. When I get a chance, I'll scan them and send along your way. This is great. I've used some of the one's on the site, especially the Cairo Train Station (I lived in Egypt for 3 years).
ier New, Courier, mono"> Lads, i heard ye on the Gerry Ryan show this morning in Dublin,... hell ye were well asleep!!! Far from full of life but hey whats the craic [sic]? ... Well i said id bookmark ye'r site so well done....only the greats get into me favourites...
Anyway ill give it a look but only cos i have [expletive deleted] all work to do today and even if i did its friday so [expletive deleted] that.
Hey whats this about job opportunities?
I think that is the most bull[expletive deleted] site I have ever seen in my life.
Hello, all you guys at the offices of Urinal.net, a site I love visiting!
Your site is the best!!! Since I am female, I don't get a chance to see these things... You boys are great, and keep up the excellent work! I want to see more!!
I love checking out your site, in fact I look every day to see if there are any new urinal fixtures or troughs posted.
Keep up the good work, because your site is by far the best online!
Your site is a riot!!!
We 6 females had so many laughs over these strange looking urinals.... Keep those pictures coming in!!!!!!!
Thank you so much for your site. Not only are you a scholar, but a gentleman.
Thanks for the site, at first it may seem ridiculous, but it is indeed funny and educational. I have seen a few of those in your archives, especially the one from Madonna Inn at San Louis Obispo.
This is the greatest site ever...!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hello you lovely people
Love your website, and thank-you for satisfying my curiosity - being female, I don't get to see too many of these.
All in all, 9/10, lads!
I heard you on the radio here in phoenix Arizona and laughed at the idea of your site. A few days later, I came across some cool looking urinals in Budapest, Hungary and immediately thought of you.
What a fun site! I'm brazilian and a bit ashamed that only ONE urinal, in Bahia, is shown.
But, what a great idea!
I had great fun.
I was doing a search for something (totally different) and your site came up .. so i had to check it out. Very well done and entertaining... interesting to see how different the urinals are from around the world and the times thru history...
I think Urinal.Net is a great site. It is exciting to see the various fixtures, especially the older urinals.
Congratulations to your excellent idea. it's been great fun to browse through your website and check out all the different places where men can get rid of all the beer.
all the best and keep rocking
I read a tiny article about you in today's paper and just had to see it to believe it. Needless to say, only on the internet can you see something that will always be a topic of small talk whenever serious discussions are not in order. You made me laugh so hard I had to go you-know-where.
Your site is, oddly enough, one of the more entertaining places I regularly visit. Thanks for giving people's bladders a good laugh and hours of good clean fun.
And they say it can only happen in America! Well done anyway for being original. Thought you might be interested in a call of nature which I had back here Down Under to an Outback country garage. Very surprisingly the urinals were in pristene condition but above hung a sign which read, "If you piss on the floor at home please do so here....we want to make you feel at home." I never thought to take a photo but then I didn't know of the existence of "urinal.net" and the pity is I guess I'll never pass that way again.
[G]reat site... I hope your future is flush with success...
I discovered your website in October, when I was searching around for urinals for the fun of it. As I do RA duty over the summer I am constintally on your site. It's one of the best sites out there!
I frequently stream in to urinal.net -- I love your site!! I've got a small urinal [because I have a small bathroom] that I will soon have installed and use at home. Do other guys have [or want?] home urinals? Any pictures of "at home" urinals? Of course, for guys, "the world is a urinal". Seems to me that when it comes to urinals, there isn't much middle ground -- you either love 'em or you hate 'em. Keep up the great work...
I think you have performed a fine service with your website.
I ran across your site on "Internet Tonight" on TechTv...Great idea!
EXCELLENT SITE!! ... Indeed, your site is quite the pisser and I intend to leak the secret out.
I was completely unaware that such a magnificent site had been created. A search for urinals led me here i was simply devastated that I had not thought of the idea myself. I must say, though, i doubt I could match the splendor of your site. You've rekindled my interest in photography. I'm dusting off the old Voigtlander as i type this.
Very amusing site. My hubby found out about it from an article in Maxim magazine.
Thank you very much for the reply and the appreciation of my portfolio. I am really glad to know that you liked my work and it would be a great advantage for me to work at your organisation.
Sir, as you have asked about my interest, I have already mentioned them in my resume. However I am interested in doing anything in your organisation, basically on the projects related to Human computer interaction( HCI ) and internet.
So I request you to kindly find out a suitable project for me and intimate me about the same as soon as possible.
An official letter will follow from our institute to your organisation on the confirmation of the internship.
Thanking you in anticipation and looking forward to a favorable response.
What a great site. Your team does a great job of keeping it updated.
Dear Sir(s): This is what the 'net' is all about!! Very creative site.
Hi--Just a note here to tell you that you are doing good work! I love urinal.net.
We would like to offer you our small sized, battery operated, electronic PCB for activating electronic automatic urinals and water taps.
If you have interssted [sic] in our Product we will send you detailed specifications.
Interesting site. Those guys on the [USS] Hornet had it made! I served aboard the USS Yorktown, a carrier of the same class as the Hornet(Essex Class). Yorktown was built in 1943. I was aboard from 1963 to 1966. The urinals in the enlisted heads were stainless steel! not porcelain, and we had to keep those things shined up every day. "like a diamond in a goat's ass" according to the Chiefs. The commodes were the same and also had to be kept shined.
Your site is awesome.
Your site is fantastic.
Rejoice in effluential majesty. Unfortunately I don't have a photo for you at the moment but you must try & get someone to grab a shot of the 'Pierhead' restored Victoriana loos at Rothesay, Isle of Bute, in the Firth of Clyde, SW Scotland. It's touted as a tourist attraction by the local council and the place itself is a living working work of art complete with attendants/guides in period costumes. So much so it's a bloody shame to 'go' there.
Regards, & keep up the good work, JaMac
I happened to stumble onto your wonderful website...
...and sometimes there is a rare gem of a site like yours.
What a great site! Keep up the great work.
Your website is very informative and educational...
When i took a vacation to San Diego, California, i just happened to go to OLD TOWN. now, they dont exactly have great urinals there, buts its where they placed them that counts. The urinals were outside, in the middle of no-where, with no doors. they had walls, but only on the sides!
Fascinating site, which I found by chance! ...
There used to be some interesting ones at Nanchang airport, and I recall using a very basic outdoor example at Micklethwaite Wesleyan Reform Chapel in Yorkshire. Alas, many of these examples of older urinals have now been swept away, and I fear that few will remember them or lament their passing.
Keep up the good work!
From: Edwin Seefeldt <email@example.com>
Subject: discusting [sic]
I stumbled across "URINAL.NET", by accident. I have never seen anything so repulsive in my life. I cannot imagine the amount of time and money wasted on such a project. What morron [sic] dreamed up this. I've seen many "[expletive deleted] for brains" projects, but this one takes the cake.
Subject: awesome site
"I think that's quite a good site. Someone has taken note of the variety and functional beauty of the mundane. Urinals are quite interesting in their variety and the character they develop with age.
I'm thinnking that maybe [site name removed] should have a site of the week and this should be the first. It's a site where photography is the most important feature, it has the work of many photographers, it's interesting and engaging, and dammit, I like it!"
Best site on the net!
Very interesting site. You guys need to check out the urinals at the MAIN STREET STATION in downtown Las Vegas, NV. They are made out of Plexiglass and are mounted to a huge piece of the Berlin Wall. Since the urinals are transparent, it seems as though one is relieving themselves directly on the "Wall", which, by the way, displays a Certificate of Authenticity and lots of the original graffity from East- and West German "Artists".
(3/14/01) A trip to Las Vegas was undertaken by some memberes of the staff of Urinal Dot Net and pictures from Main Street Station Hotel and Casino can now be found in our urinal gallery.
Just thought of a few things. I don't have any pictures but I know where there are a few interesting urinals in England and France. THe McDonalds on the Champs Élysées in Paris (the one near the Arc de Triomphe) has an ornate marble wall style (or bog as they say in England). There is a semi-circle of urinals at the British Museam (1st level). Directly west of the Tower of London there are three of the old classic public restrooms all with very old long wall style urinals. The train station in Newport, Wales has rather oddly placed urinals. They're on a platform and they are parrallel to the stalls. The urinals at the hotel bus lobbey in Heathrow Airport are classic 1960's British urinals. And the urinal at the Palace of Versailles (the one in the back) is odd in that you go down a set of stairs and whenever anyone opens the door you are visible to the enitre courtyard. There also is a classic old British public restroom at Covent Garden (down some steps) I went on my trip last December and some of my details are a little sketchy but maybe you can have some of your foreign "correspondants" grab some photos.
Great Site!!! ...
Great site, great site, great site. Bathroom humor always is a winner and you are obviously at the top of that heap (really, that's a good thing)...
Again, great site -- don't let it go down the tubes.
... Thanks for a really interesting site!
What a great website! ...
You have a great site here....
Have your heard about the urinals at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California? The San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce is proud of them and considers them a tourist attraction for the city.
Here's the excerpt from the brochure: MEN'S ROOM AT MADONNA INN:
"A trip to San Luis Obispo wouldn't be complete without visiting the men's room at the Madonna Inn. As crazy as it sounds, this room is a popular stop for both men and women. Unfortunately, if you're a man and need to use this for it's original purpose, be prepared to be interrupted by giggling women with cameras. Madonna Inn is a motel with each room having its own theme (like the caveman room). There is also a restaurant, wine cellar, and a few shops in the main building. Mrs. Madonna loved the color pink which you'll see everywhere but luckily they haven't repainted in awhile so it's not as fluorescent as it once was. Once you enter the main building, go down the staircase at the right. This will take you to the wine cellar, and pay phone in the Flintstones-like rock cave. The men's restroom is to the left. Here you'll find the attraction... a urinal that looks like a waterfall which is activated when you break a beam of light. Yep, that's it!"
A trip to San Luis Obispo has been recently undertaken by the employee-owners of Urinal Dot Net. Please, go to the Madonna Inn page to see the photgraphs.
Hello Joe U. Rinator,
Thank you! I love your site. Brilliant is what comes to mind. You made my morning.
- 3/24/00The following resume and cover letter was submitted for our attention.
Hey! I just wanted to let you know how great your site is. I come here whenever I need to avoid actually doing work!
One of my favourite restrooms is the men's room at the Bethlehem School District stadium in Bethlehem, PA. It's a maze of about 15-20 trough urinals. They line the walls of the room as well as shorter walls about 5 feet high built at various angles in the middle of the room. Unfortunately I never had the opportunity to take a picture because whenever every time I've gone back it's been full of people... Another great one is in Franklin Field in Philadelphia. At first, it appears to be a large room with only one stall. Upon closer inspection, one notices that the walls have water running down them. Wall peeing! Great fun.
Keep up the excellent work!
12/2/04 - A comment about the site published on ZDNet
There's a site called urinal.net which pulls together pictures of urinals from around the world for no other reason than it can. It's popular among people who appreciate this sort of low-key surrealism -- I wholeheartedly count myself among them -- and while it serves no useful purpose whatsoever it also does no harm. If you want pictures of Armitage Shanks, it knows no rival...
Don't know how I found your site, but I'm glad I did. I can't believe how much time I'm spending on it. It is truly fascinating, artistic and educational. An avid photographer, I found myself shooting urinals in my travels even before finding your site, but I always ultimately trashed the images. NOT ANY MORE! For starters, here are The Urinals of HARY'S Bar & Restaurant, Allentown, PA.
You are very welcome Joe. Never thought I'd send a picture of a urinal to be displayed on a website. You do have quite a collection! Wow!!!!! Best of luck!
Please give me any information available on these urinals,I have one in my shop and it is not working properly and I need to know how to repair it.
Thanks in advance.
Cute site. One correction. Although
[McSorley's Old Ale House] is celebrating it's 150th
Anniversary, the urinal is not. The urinal was installed in 1911 after old
John McSorley died. His wife, Katherine, installed indoor plumbing at that
time. Before then it was out to the "out house" in the back. Source: NYC Building
Permit issued 25 Feb 1911.
Last year you were gracious enough to post a couple of my "portable urinal" photos on your site.(Piss and Moan 4/24/03) I have recently brought the "appliance'" in studio for some glamour and mood shots. Enclosed is my tribute to Van Gogh from this session. Maybe a site visitor can think of an appropriate title.
Sincerely, The Goldenboy
Hi. I accidently found your website and appreciated its uniqueness and originality. I would like to reward your efforts by giving you a picture of the most beaufiful Urinal that I have seen. Unfortunately, I did not have a camera. So, I will just let you know where it is and let you guys work the magic that it takes to find a picture of it.
It was in either St. Paul or Minneapolis, MN. It was in an historical building, an opera house. I believe it was the Fairmont Opera House. The urinal was so beautiful that I felt inspired to usher my sister into the men's room so that she could see the artisticness of the urinal. Best of luck and please, let me know if you have a picture of it...
1/19/04 - This email comes to us from Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple Computers
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2004 20:53:11 -0800
From: Steve Wozniak
Subject: Segway at urinal
I glide on my Segways at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California.
On one occasion an excited guy asking lots of questions threw out "do you go to the urinal on it?" He asked with such wonderment, like it was an incredible thing, that I said "yes." Then he asked how I did it. Before I could think up a joke answer, he asked if I turned around and held the handle. Again I said "yes" He was jumping with excitement at this news and almost peed in his pants.
I took the following photo. Later that night I showed it to my friend Thomas Armes and told him how I use the urinals. I also [joked] that I used to do it facing frontwards, sort of to the side, but that I'd get splashed by the Segway stick. I then pointed out how the Segway stick was still kind of sticky in the right place and rubbed it to show him. I asked Thomas if he'd like to feel it but he declined.
Steve (is tv wake zone?)
Good afternoon from Branchville, Alabama (outside Birmingham)
I own a parking lot marking business and while performing a project in Opelika, Alabama at an old Methodist Church renovation, they had upgraded their rest rooms and had a pallet of old urinals to trash. Having always wanted one for my home, I found one in perfect condition. Until I saw the article in the Birmingham News this weekend past, I didn't know how popular they were becoming.
This one in paticular (sorry, do not have the photo just yet) is a 1953 Standard that bears the name "Standard" in blue writing on the top part. I assume this is prior to the American Standard buying the company or merging.
It is a small urinal and perfect for one of our bath rooms off our laundry room that the wife has so graciously let me have for my very own. Just think... I can now leave the seat up, don't have to have the TP on the wall if I choose not, drag racing magazines a foot deep, handprints on the wall from leaning and draining, and now, my dear people, my urinal of my very own...
I can't believe your website! What a great idea.
Highly amusing and weirdly interesting - let's face it, everyone who drinks the finer things in life (draft beer) spends a lot of time staring at these things.
Hi, my name is [name deleted], I just find out your website by the Yahoo "Yahoo! Picks for August 18, 2002". It is very interesting and it really make me wonder about the subject of the different urinal around the world.
I found your site in Yahoo's Picks for this week. I was so pleased to find McSorley's urinal on the site (and on the top 10). I've moved out of New York several years ago and so I haven't been to the pub in some time, but I've enjoyed describing these porcelain treasures on may occasions. And now, there's a pic!
4/18/02 - A professor of Anthropology writes about our site as a collection:
My sense is you start with a great class of objects--everybody has to pee, so its a universal experience-- and focus on the experiential aspect of standing before a urinal, so its less about the variation in urinals or their history than our common experiences taking leaks in all sorts of weird places with different shaped receptacles and often-disgusting physical conditions. I would guess thats why so many folks peruse the page and find it oddly magnetic: its easy to find some common experience here somewhere, so maybe deep down thats what the page is about at a social level--taking a leak is a great social leveler for folks of all classes and cultures and in all times and places. You would know better than me if there is a pedagogy intended here, something visitors are supposed to "learn" from the collection: this is not really clear to me, but every collector has their own emphases, and I've assumed yours is using a piece of material culture to see a universal experience [emphasis added]. Let me know if that sounds true in some fashion or if I've thought too long about this. I have this list of good collection criteria around and could send it to you just to see what I started with in framing the subject.
Its a great site and an interesting idea.
4/16/02 - from an internet blog:
The whole concept is completely rediculous [sic], yet I found myself browsing the entire site.
Awesome site. Well, not "awesome" but it beats working.
After a e-mail conversation with a friend using the restroom in a rural village in Japan, someone sent me to your site. What an incredible collection of toilets.
10/13/01 - An exerpt from an email from a representative of the Sloan Valve Company
If you're not familiar, Sloan manufactures Flush Valves for Both Urinals and Closets which are used the world over. Many of your photos show our product hard at work, like a little chrome sentinel standing guard, ready for action - A lone Soldier manning his post in the vastness of the Urinalverse.
9/21/01 - From an internet message board:
Why in the name of rampaging haggis has someone made a website about Urinals?
3/15/01 - This note was posted on a website called www.boringguys.com
Next on the list is Piss your time away [urinal.net]. The title alone leaves room for ridicule among other things. I wish my vocabular [sic] was larger so that I could rant along side the rest of the BG/GEKKO guys, but instead I just gotta grumble the best way I can....in Spanish! Yo me orinaria en el keyboard si no lo ensusia!!!!!! [author's emphasis] Eether [sic] way, I almost cried from being so uninterested and disgusted.
I admit I didn't find your site by accident, like everyone else on here claims, but it is very.....intriguing?! Where else can you look at pissers and art in the same picture? This has got to be the coolest site out there because you don't waste time with all the crap! :)
9/10/00 - This newspaper article appeared in the Palm Beach Post on 9/8/00
...Terrific website, btw. Just discovered it.
Congratulations on your site...