British Waterbed Company - FAQ Question 1
The earliest recorded
use of a 'waterbed' was over 3000 years ago when Persians
slumbered on sun-warmed goat skin water bags. Modern
waterbeds were first devised by a British physician,
Dr. William Hooper, in 1851. He recognised the benefits
of a pressure reduced surface in the treatment of a
number of medical conditions and made a basic water
filled mattress fro rubber.Finally, in the 1960's an
American, Charles Hall, refined the construction using
hi-tech materials and sophisticated production techniques
into the PVC based mattresses we are familiar with today.
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