Inventor John Guest
John Guest
Born6 June 1927
Died10 July 2010 | Age 83

John Guest 1974

In 1974, John Guest invented the ‘Super Speedfit’ tube and pipe connector concept.

John Guest was born in Doncaster Yorkshire, England in 1927. John Guest Ltd. is a family-owned company that was founded in 1961. Now operating in UK, Europe, North America, Korea and New Zealand.

Push-Fit Connectors
speedfit tee
speedfit tee

Guest manufacture push-in pipe fittings for copper and plastic plumbing systems. Having started with air compressor fittings these useful quick connect/disconnect fittings are used for oil and water even at mains pressure and high temperatures.

These fittings have revolutionized tube connection especially for domestic plumbing. Now any novice with DIY experience can make 100% water-tight connections when fitting in a new washing machine or bath etc.
The emblem of Rule Britannia Correct: 1974
In History
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  • 10 February 1912.
    This month 108 years ago the world lost Joseph Lister
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  • 05 February 1790.
    This month 230 years ago the world lost William Cullen
  • Float Glass. 100 years ago 7 January 1920 Alastair Pilkington was born
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    This month 241 years ago the world lost Captain Cook
  • 26 February 1884.
    This month 135 years ago the world lost Alexander Wood
  • 23 February 1965.
    This month 54 years ago the world lost Stan Laurel
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