A chamber pot is a portable toilet, meant for nocturnal use in the bedroom. It was common in many cultures before the advent of indoor plumbing and flushing toilets.. Names and etymology "Chamber" is an older term for bedroom. The chamber pot is also known as a Jordan, a jerry, a guzunder, a po (possibly from French: pot de chambre), a potty pot, a potty, a thunder pot or . Apr 16, · I've been using a chamber pot (actually a plastic pitcher with air tight lid), I dump it once a day in a conventional toilet but I probably save about 35 gallons of water a day since I only flush the toilet once. I have a question about cleaning it also. I use an all purpose cleaner that is anti bacterial and it works great to keep the odor.
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Nov 14, · This allowed a woman to use either chamber pot, outhouse, or early toilet by just flipping her skirts (which she needed both hands to do, they were so long and heavy), and squatting. In “hoop skirts” (cage crinolines) like Scarlett O’Hara wore, this still would have been very tricky if not impossible. Dec 24, · Underneath the seat, a pewter chamber pot may reside. When not in use, it would easily fit into the décor of a gracious room. For a time in some levels of society, the commode chair had another use that was not associated with illness. The chair would be set behind a screen at one end of a room, allowing guests to slip behind the screen and.