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FREE Unrinal Birthday Party at Old Town Bar

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One hundred years ago today, Old Town Bar installed their first set of flushable urinals. Today, those urinals are the same ones males patrons use to take a piss. Tonight, the bar is having a celebration to commemorate their historical urinals. Not only are they really old, they’re the last working Hinsdale urinals on the east coast. Winfield E. Hinsdale patented his low-splashing porcelin fixture design in 1901, complete with tall sides for more privacy than modern urinals. Only Old Town Bar and an architecture school in Nebraska still own working Hinsdales. And ladies, don’t worry. Old Town Bar’s is inviting women to have a peak at their century old bathroom fixtures. So everyone can check out the etching on top that says “November 1, 1910.”

Urinal’s 100th Birthday Celebration
Old Town Bar
45 East 18th Street between Park Ave South and Broadway [Flatiron, Manhattan]
Monday, November 1
FREE

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