Lavatory Faucet

The Ancient Romans in the 1000 BC used silver faucets. In 1700 BC, the Minoan Place of Knossos, held a terra cotta piping that pumped water into fountains. In the Middle Ages, kitchens were the central part of the home and almost everything revolved aroun

The Ancient Romans in the 1000 BC used silver faucets. In 1700 BC, the Minoan Place of Knossos, held a terra cotta piping that pumped water into fountains. In the Middle Ages, kitchens were the central part of the home and almost everything revolved around it. In 1845, the first screw down tap mechanism was made by Gust and Chimes.

In 1937, a man named Alfred Moen invented a single-handed faucet that blended cold and hot water before it exited the “fixture.” He came up with the idea after burning his hands with a two handle convectional faucet, one for cold and one for hot. He thought that there should be a way to get what you wanted out of a faucet. He came up with the theory of controlling the temperature and water mass at the same time into a single handle faucet. He continued to design the faucet from 1940 to 1945 and then sold his first single-handed faucet in 1947. By 1959, all of Alred Moen’s single-handed faucets were in almost every home.

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