Re: Latrine privacy
David Weintraub (dhw@HPTELE24.TELERATE.COM)
Mon, 18 Jul 1994 15:27:16 -0500
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> This year we had a hook-lock on the inside and everyone was encourage
> to lock themselves in whenever they were in there. Everyone was glad to
This is interesting. I was told that in the old days, outhouse doors
always swung in. This allowed the person to use the latrine with the
door open (and able to breath). When someone came by, you could quickly
close the door. You could also place your feet on the door to deny
access. I guess your latrines were better ventilated.
I actually studied stuff like this in college (architecture). Many towns
were laid out according to the "prevailing wind".
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