Around 1906, Luther Haws and Halsey Willard Taylor invented the original public drinking fountain, with the principal objective being to dispense safer fresh water and prevent the risk of typhoid fever brought on by polluted water. Mr Haws' dad had died from of typhoid fever brought on by polluted water.

Early drinking fountains supplied ambient temperature water for drinking, but demand led to the design of water coolers that could deliver much cooler water, consequently wiping out the germs which caused pollution as well as illness. However, very early drinking fountains didn't have a...

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Around 1906, Luther Haws and Halsey Willard Taylor invented the very first public water cooler, with the prime motivation being to dispense much safer fresh water and prevent the possibility of typhoid fever caused by contaminated water. Mr Haws' dad had passed away as a result of of typhoid fever precipitated by infected H2O.

Early drinking dispensers provided room temperature water for drinking, but popular interest led to the development of water coolers that could provide cooler drinking water, thereby killing the micro-organisms responsible for toxins and illness. But early water coolers...

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