|Posted by Jim Quinn, Beacon Journal staff writer on February 05, 19101 at 16:57:47:|
Jim wrote a nice article about faucets, the link below has the full story.
Advent of the washerless cartridge in 1947 seen as progress by most plumbers
BY JIM QUINN
Once upon a time, not so many years ago, it was easy for any amateur to repair leaking faucets.
The job could be done with a screwdriver and a wrench. All you needed to do was replace an inexpensive little rubber washer. The job took five minutes, You could find instructions in any decent how-to book.
My, how times have changed.