Maine physician Dr. Carrier is widely recognized as the inventor of the “Drinkable Semidome” in 1979. The original Drinkable Semidomes were designed to be used for 250 to 300 washes before replacement. These bottles are now considered old technology and are no longer manufactured or sold.
Lifetime Research International produced a drinking bottle called LifeSavers that could go through 1000 cycles before needing any replacements parts. While this was not sufficient for all applications, it did set a new standard for lifetime bottles. Since then there have been numerous innovations in water-bottle design bringing us drinking bottles with 30 plus times more life cycles than even Lifetime’s innovation .