History of the Soda FountainMain MenuTimelineImportant Dates in Soda Fountain History.Birth of the Soda FountainInventors and PatentsBackground Information on the Men Who Were Pioneers in the Soda Fountain Business and Patents for Soda FountainsOperating a Soda FountainOperation of the Massive Marble Soda FountainSoda Fountain Recipes and IngredientsVintage Recipes from the early 19th CenturyPrice ListPrice Lists From Two of Mathews Catalogs for Soda Fountains, Parts and SundriesCompanies That Produced Product for Soda FountainsThese Are a Few Companies Who Produced Their product Through Soda FountainsPhoto GalleryCollection of Early Soda Fountains Pre 1920CreditsStephanie Armijodd4552661fff862d52e5ea883c56cfd08aa60136
Soda Fountain Illustration
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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.