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Where does the term "bubbler" originate?

The origin of the term is believed to date back to 1888 when Harlan Huckleby of the Kohler Company (Kohler, Wisconsin) developed the first modern drinking fountain which was trademarked as “The Bubbler”. To this day, many Wisconsinites use the term “bubbler” in place of “drinking fountain”.
Source: Minnesota Daily Web site

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Sue Ann:

Did you know Bostonians also refer to it as a Bubblah?

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