In 1912, Halsey Taylor of Warren (pop. 46,832) invented the public drinking fountain, Puritan Sanitary Fountain, and the still popular Double Bubbler, which shoots two streams of water that converge for a satisfying sip. In 1896, after his father died from typhoid fever caused by contaminated drinking water, Taylor dedicated himself to inventing a sanitary dispenser for water.
Halsey Taylor Invented Public Drinking Fountain
TriviaBy American Profile on December 4, 2005
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