Saturday, January 19, 2013

Unusual Museums

On a recent trip to San Antonio, we stopped in Alamo Heights and made an appointment to see Barney Smith, the well known toilet seat artist.  

Barney, a 92 year old retired plumber, has converted his garage into a museum of sorts.

He has designed almost 1,000 toilet seats and is passionate about his work.

He knows the details of every seat and what's in every box he has.

                    His garage museum is a virtual Geocache location.

We signed the Escapee RV Club seat and documented it in Barney's log book.

                                      I signed the Dental seat

And Judy found the Nurses seat.

                                   Barney showing Judy his family shield seat.

                    Barney has been featured in many magazines and TV shows.

                                         The Early Show Seat

                                                The View

Ripley's Believe It Or Not

                            He has seats with items sent from around the world.

            You can see more of Barney at:
I hope I leave this world with a legacy as great as this.

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