|The Rushden Echo, 24th June 1898, transcribed by Kay Collins
A GOLD MEDAL FOR RUSHDEN MEN At the Paris Exhibition a gold medal and diploma were awarded to Messrs. York and Pare for a flushing appliance for water closets. Mr. York is the chief plumber for the Rushden Urban Council and Mr. Pare was until about twelve ago the surveyor under the Council.
Messrs. York and Pare's patent was invented to dispense with the lever and chains and all moving wearing parts within the cistern, and also to provide a powerful flush. The apparatus is actuated simply by pressing a small disc, upon which the cistern discharges its contents. The diploma has been very prettily framed in green beaded moulding by Mr. G. Yates, and both medal and diploma have been exhibited in the shop window of Mr. H. Sharpe, High-street.