In 1906, Halsey Willard Taylor and Luther Haws invented the first drinking water cooler, with the fundamental motivation being to provide safer drinking water and eliminate the possibility of typhoid fever brought on by polluted water. Luther's father had died from of typhoid fever precipitated by polluted H2O.



Very early drinking dispensers offered ambient temperature water for drinking, however popular demand resulted in the innovation of fountains that could easily deliver much cooler water, thereby destroying the micro-organisms responsible for pollution and disease. But very...
In 1906, Halsey Willard Taylor and Luther Haws devised the very first public water cooler, with the prime objective being to supply much safer fresh water and also avoid the possibility of typhoid fever as a result of polluted water. Mr Haws' father had died from of typhoid fever precipitated by polluted H2O.

Early drinking water fountains offered ambient temperature water for drinking, but demand resulted in the innovation of water fountains that could easily dispense cooler h2o, consequently killing the micro-organisms responsible for toxins as well as illness. But initial drinking fountains...