World class ceramic water filters. History in every drop!
In 1815, John Doulton started a pottery production with his partners John Watts and Martha Jones. As early as 1827, the Doulton Co. developed a microporous ceramic water filter for removing bacteria from drinking water. Cholera and typhoid epidemics were killing thousands at the time and during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1897) the massive economic growth known as the industrial revolution spurred another revolution in sanitation with reconstruction of sewer systems and sanitary ware.
Doulton, as an industry leader in ceramic technology produced drain pipes, ceramic water filters, sanitary ware and decorative table ware. In 1835, Queen Victoria knowing the dangers of bacteria in drinking water, commissioned the company to produce water purifiers for the Royal household. As well, John Doulton's sons joined the growing company and branched out in every application of ceramic technology. Among sons, Henry, the second oldest, is admired for innovations such as a steam powered potters wheel for quicker production. In the 1880's Henry established new factories in the area known as the Potteries and expanded the production of the already successful art pottery and started the making of fine bone china alongside industrial ceramics.
During this time with advances in medicine and microbiology by Louis Pasteur in France, Doulton was able to innovate upon the microporous ceramic water filter to consistently remove 99% pathogenic bacteria out of drinking water by the end of the 19th century. The achievements and high standards of the Doulton Co. was brought to the attention of King Edward and in 1901 they were granted to adopt the name Royal Doulton. The highest of standards are what made the Doulton brand name succeed for over 170 years.
Today, millions of filters are sold to 140 countries world wide and Doulton Brand name is synonymous with healthy, clean drinking water. Doulton and/or British Berkefeld world famous water filters are solely manufactured by Fairey Industrial Ceramics (FICL) based in the UK. FICL holds NSF and WRAS certificates, which are tests of the highest international protocols. FICL also has an onsite testing and laboratory facility to ensure the production of the highest quality product.