Today, while looking at new toilets online, I found that, in my opinion, new toilets are hideous. Almost every model that I saw was overly curvy, with rounded tanks that all looked the same. No individuality there. The toilets that I found that were vintage styled were all Victorian type styles, also not appropriate. My goal in this search: find a new toilet with a square shaped tank that had visual proportions to balance out the bowl. In all of my searching I found one toilet that I feel may be appropriate.
Meet the Eljer Savoy. I feel like the lines of this toilet would work well for a mid-century feeling. At least I don't think it would stick out like a sore thumb. It doesn't have a lot of detailing, which made toilets from the 1950s and 1960s so interesting, but it also lacks a rounded tank and has a simple, clean design.
According to the Eljer website it has the following features:
- 1.6 Gallons (6 Liters) of Water Per Flush
- Available in Elongated-Rim and Plain-Rim
- Close-Coupled, Two-Piece Toilet
- Siphon Vortex Bowl and Shelf-Top Tank
- Fully Glazed 2" Trapway
- 12" Rough-In
The toilet really reminds me of the American Standard pictured below. American Standard must have made this toilet for many years, as I see it in homes from the 1960s, 1970s, and my 1981 mobile home that I owned in college before buying the Cul-de-sac Shack even had a toilet like this in it.