Alfred Moen, 86, inventor of the single-handled faucet, died Tuesday in Destin, Fla., reports the Wall Street Journal. According to Moen Inc., he thought up his invention in 1937 after he turned on a two-handle faucet and burned his hands. His first single-handle faucet went on the market 10 years later. Today more than 70% of the kitchen faucets sold in the U.S. are single-handle.
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