First patent on shower


The London-based stove maker and inventor William Feetham, from Ludgate Hill earned the first patent for shower design in 1767. The early designs were not much convenient. The bather was standing in the basin, and a water tank overhead. Water was required to pump from the basin to the tank by a hand pump first and released by pulling a string. The only advantage of these showers was less water consumption. The improvements in water supply and sewage systems made this invention part of every household.

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