In 1901, inventor George Kneuper patented a new type of filter medium which used molecular attraction to remove microscopic particles from water. He named this material "Filtrine" and founded the Filtrine Mfg. Co. in a small brick building in Brooklyn, NY. Mr. Kneuper's filters were soon installed in many of the new high-rise office buildings in Manhattan. Gradually, Filtrine developed a reputation as the engineer's choice for drinking water filtration, cooling, and dispensing around the country.
Over the next nine decades, Filtrine has outgrown plants in Brooklyn and Waldwick, NJ and was headquartered in the picturesque but bustling mill town of Harrisville, NH until January of 1999, when Filtrine once again outgrew its facility and moved to a larger, more modern facility in Keene, NH.
Filtrine is proud of its reputation as a problem solver in the water industry. Prior to the advent of electric refrigeration, Filtrine filters and ice coolers were installed around the country. In 1925, we designed and built one of the first electric coolers and introduced the storage-type cooling tank still featured on all Filtrine chillers. This coil-in-tank evaporator proved to be virtually freeze-proof, a feature which appealed to major compressor manufacturers such as Carrier, York and Frigidaire who began specifying Filtrine cooling tanks with their condensing units.
In recent years, our attention to detail and American craftsmanship have continued to uphold a reputation for manufacturing the most beautiful and long-lasting drinking water products in the world. Filtrine water filters, coolers, and fountains are specified every day, and are installed in the White House, the United Nations Building and in thousands of other fine buildings around the world.