Luther Haws Invented the Drinking Faucet

on November 16, 2003

When Luther Haws, a sanitary inspector for the city of Berkeley, saw public schoolchildren drinking from a tin cup in 1905, it inspired him to invent a healthier alternative: a drinking faucet. Haws founded the Haws Sanitary Drinking Faucet Co. in 1909, and received a patent for his faucet in 1911. Haws Corp. now is headquartered in Sparks, Nev.

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