In 1896, Halsey W. Taylor lost his father to typhoid fever caused by contaminated water. Years later, as a plant superintendent for the Packard Motor Car Company, Taylor noticed dysentery spreading quickly through the workers, and again suspected drinking water.
These personal experiences inspired Halsey W. Taylor to dedicate his life to providing a safe drink of water in public places. In 1912 he developed the Puritan Sanitary Fountain and began producing it at the original manufacturing site in Warren, Ohio.
The era soon brought the dawn of World War 1, and sanitary drinking water in over crowded army camps was a major problem. Concerned, Halsey Taylor had an idea for a bubbler that would provide a safer drink, resulting in the development of the historic Double Bubbler™ which remains one of the industry's most important innovations ever. It projects two separate streams that converge to form an abundant pyramid of water at the apex of the stream, for a fuller, more satisfying drink. The Double Bubbler™ was the first of many innovations that helped to make Halsey Taylor the drinking fountain and water cooler of choice for nearly a century.
Today, you can find a Halsey Taylor water cooler or drinking fountain for just about any application. Our vast ADA Compliant offering includes contemporary styles and classic shapes, two-station units and outdoor fountains, plus models with a hands-free electronic sensor.
Halsey Taylor also offers outdoor water coolers ideal for Golf Course applications, vandal-resistant water coolers for schools, parks and shopping centers, the timeless appeal of nostalgic cast iron fountains, and floor-mounted and wall-mounted coolers and fountains in a variety of shapes and styles. Our durable and attractive finishes further reflects our concern for our products appearance, as well as their ability to withstand the test of time. From our standard vinyl colors and popular stainless steel finish, to our stunning Aztec Gold and unique Marblyte™, Halsey Taylor offers colorful options for today's vibrant and distinct environments.