An Interview: with an inventor

Over twenty years ago George Cole set out to design the perfect water faucet—one that would never leak or wear out. His maintenance-free, single-control valve system is revolutionary. In this interview Mr. Cole, an inventor from Pebble Beach, California, talks with Carl J. Welz about how responding to the power of Spirit frees our thinking from limitation and can lead to technical innovations.

I had been experimenting on single-control mixing faucets and had made several unsuccessful prototypes. One night before I went to sleep, I had a good session of praying about my career. It seemed to be foundering at the time. I realized that a whole new concept of valving had to be discovered. The mechanical aspects and the ordinary problems of conventional plumbing design—such as corrosion, wear, and lack of lubrication—led to many seemingly unsolvable problems.

The old methods resulted in deterioration of the washer materials and the metal too?

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Undefeatable Joy
April 2, 1977

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