History of the Soda Fountain

Soda Fountains

This project was created to give the reader the history on the soda fountain, from its bubbly beginnings to the roots of the soda fountain that run much deeper, and much darker. How carbonated water was prized for its curative properties and how commercial soda fountains, which claimed to artificially reproduce the benefits of spring waters, didn’t become widespread until the first quarter of the 18th century. Soda fountains were then then marketed primarily for their medicinal, not pleasure giving properties. It was because of soda water’s perceived therapeutic benefits that pharmacies became the main stage upon which the development of the fountain played out.

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