Originally Posted by ericp755
I wonder why the first owners elected for this arrangement, there seems to be no other holding tank. The grey water drains directly out to a valve, you have to have hookups or a portable tank.
Greywater tanks were not introduced until the 1970s. In the 1950s it was common to let greywater drain out on the ground.
The toilets and holding tanks of the 1950s were unreliable, a situation that continued until the introduction of plastic holding tanks and valves, and improved toilets, starting in the mid 1970s or so. It is not surprising that someone might have chosen marine components of the era, which though costly, would last longer.
I will keep this toilet and rebuild what needs attention. I like the porcelain and bronze.