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1930s-1940s Orange Crush Soda Fountain Dispenser

Feb 15, 2010 |  Retro Staff No Comments

From our days in the restoration business comes this Adco Orange Crush soda fountain style soft drink dispenser. Produced from the mid-193os to the early ’40s, the unit was capable of blending syrup and carbonated water to make Orange Crush soda.   This unit would have been mounted onto the counter. On the lid, serving

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1890s Soda Fountain Dual Dispenser

Feb 14, 2010 |  Retro Staff No Comments

The saturation of water with carbon dioxide dates back to the early 1770s. While the soda fountain itself kicked off in Europe, it saw great success when, in 1806, Yale chemistry professor Benjamin Silliman introduced soda water to the United States. In the early 1830s, John Matthews and John Lippincott started the manufacture of soda fountains, equipment

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History of the Soda Fountain

Jul 08, 2009 |  Retro Staff 6 Comments

For most, the term “soda fountain” refers to the soft drink dispensers located in fast food chains and convenience stores, dispensing Diet Coke, Orange Crush or Hires Root Beer. In the earliest days of the soda fountain, though, it had a very different meaning. The original soda fountain got its start n the latter part

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