The History of the Soda Fountain

  • Soda Syphon is Invented by Charles Plinth

    Soda Syphon is Invented by Charles Plinth
    This was really the first phase of distributing soda water. Soda syphons were made at a manufacturing place and sent to consumers to have in their homes. These facilities would put carbon dioxide into water and send them out. The syphon on the bottle would help retain the carbonation for any unused portion. When they were done with the bottle it would need to be sent back to the factory to be re-filled.
  • The Soda Syphon is invented by Charles Plinth (continued)

    Simon and Rundell became the first to patent this idea and become mass manufacturers of carbonated mineral water. O'Neil, Darcy. "The History of the Soda Fountain". 7 February 2015. http://www.artofdrink.com/research/soda/history-of-the-soda-fountain.
  • Soda Syphon is Invented by Charles Plinth

    O'Neil, Darcy. "History of the Soda Fountain". http://www.artofdrink.com/research/sod. Art of Drink, 23 August 2013. Web. 8 February 2015.
  • Samuel Fahnestock is Granted First Patent for Soda Fountain

    Samuel Fahnestock is Granted First Patent for Soda Fountain
    Fahnestock had improved an idea that Joseph Hawkins had come up with 10 years earlier to use a pump to pump the water from his basement to ground level and then dispense through a spigot. Fahnestock's machine was barrel shaped with a pump and spigot to dispense the carbonated water. The whole machine was kept under the counter instead of having to pump water from the basement.
  • Samuel Fahnestock is Granted First Patent for Soda Fountain (continued)

    Continued:
    Davis, John K. "Brief History of the Soda Fountain".http://www.highlandparksodafountain.com/content/f. Soderlund Village Drug, 2004. Web. 8 February 2015.
  • John Mathews Patented the First Easy to use Soda Fountain

    John Mathews Patented the First Easy to use Soda Fountain
    Mr. Mathews invented the machinery needed to help with charging water with carbon dioxide gas creating carbonated beverages. He helped bring soda fountains to local extablishments in the New York area. He is viewed by many historians as the "Father of American Soda Water". The American soda industry grew due to his influences. Bellis, Mary. "John Mathews-Father of American Soda Water". http://inventors.about.com/od/mstartinventors/a/John_Mathews.htm. About.com. Web. 8 February 2015.
  • John Mathews Soda Fountain Invention

    Mathews came up with a design that would make aritificially carbonating water more cost effective and efficient. He invented a machine that could artificially carbonate waters at a quantitiy that could be sold to drugstores or vendors in the street. It was a metal lined chamber where sulphuric acid and calcium carbonate were mixed to make carbon dioxide.
  • John Mathews soda fountain invention (continued)

    It was purified and then went through a cool water tank for a half hour or more to help dissolve the gas and then pumped up to the tap for dispensing. O'Neil, Darcy. "History of the Soda Fountain". http://www.artofdrink.com/research/sod. Art of Drink, 23 August 2013. Web. 8 February 2015.
  • G.D. Dows Patents his Marble Soda Fountain Design

    G.D. Dows Patents his Marble Soda Fountain Design
    Dows created the first marble design. He made a better looking design that was functional and had style. It was made of marble, onyx and brass with large mirrors which made it much nicer to look at. O' Neil, Darcy. "History of the Soda Fountain". http://www.artofdrink.com/research/soda/history-of-the-soda-fountain. Art of Drink, 23 August 2013. Web. 16 February 2015.
  • First Ice Cream Soda is Created by Robert Green

    First Ice Cream Soda is Created by Robert Green
    Robert Green usually used fountain syrup and sweet cream to make a cream soda. It is said that one day he ran out of sweet cream and used a scoopful of vanilla ice cream. He had bought vanilla ice cream and the ice cream was supposed to sit and melt so he could use it like a cream, but he was so busy he just put a scoop of the ice cream into the soda. Everybody loved it and it became the ice cream soda.
  • First Ice Cream Soda is Created by Robert Green (continued)

    Continued: Davis, John K. "Brief History of the Soda Fountain". <https://suite.io/john-k-davis/hcg2tj. Web. 17 February 2015. Turkey Hill Team. 16 July 2008. Ice Cream Journal. 7 February 2015. <http://icecreamjournal.turkeyhill.com/index.php/2008/07/16/did-you-know-the-history-of-the-ice-cream-soda/
  • Jacob Baur and Carbon Dioxide Tanks

     Jacob Baur and Carbon Dioxide Tanks
    Baur created carbon dioxide tanks. He started manufacturing these tanks and putting them into pharmacies by 1888 when he formed the Liquid Carbonic Company. A lot of the manual labor was taken out by creating these tanks. If a pharmacy bought the machine they would also get an operations and recipe manuel. It became the joining of the pharmacies and soda fountain that really became what is known as the American soda Fountain.
  • Jacob Baur and Carbon Dioxide Tanks (continued)

    "History of the Soda Fountain". http://www.highlandparksodafountai.Soderlund Village Drug, 2004. Web. 8 February 2015.
  • Soda Fountains Become Popular During "The Great Depression" at soda parlors

    Soda Fountains Become Popular During "The Great Depression" at soda parlors
    During the 1920's soda fountains became popular because of prohibition. Soda fountain was also a term used for places for people to hang out with their friends and socialize. Soda "jerks" were workers that knew all the recipes for the different drinks and would mix them together. It was a legal place for people to go and gather.
  • Soda Fountains Become Popular During "The Great Depression" (continued)

    Continued: "History of Old-Fashioned Soda Fountains". http://www.benfranklinrx.com/blog/2012/07/19/history-of-old-fashioned-soda-fountains/>.Ben Franklin Appothecary. Web. 16 February 2015.
  • Dole dispenser

    Dole dispenser
    The Dole Company made the first dispenser that could mix the carbonated water together with the syrup. All it took was a pull on the handle and the syrup and the carbonated water would come out mixed together. It was introduced at the Chicago's World Fair.
  • Dole Dispenser (continued)

    Continued: "Soft Drink and Fountain Dispenser Evolution". http://www.vintagevending.com/soft-drink-and-fountain-dispenser-evolution.Vintage Vending, 7 August 2008. Web. 17 February 2015.
  • Decline of the Soda Sountain Shop

    Decline of the Soda Sountain Shop
    The 1950's brought change. There was no longer a need for the soda fountain parlor due to self service soda fountains. Fast food restraurants and luncheonettes started carrying the self service fountains which were much smaller. Grocery stores also started carrying soda as they started realizing the profit they could make by carrying these soft drinks. "History of the Soda Fountain."http://blog.retroplanet.com/soda-fountain-history/>. Vintage Vending. Web. 8 February 2015.
  • Mixed Flow Dispenser

    Mixed Flow Dispenser
    The Multiplex Faucet Company improved Dole's design by making a dispenser that had a continuous flow and one that could have more than one flavor dispensed. It was the first machine that movie theatres and drive-ins started using. "Soft Drinks and Fountain Dispenser Evolution". http://www.vintagevending.com/soft-drink-and-fountain-dispenser-evolution.Vintage Vending, 8 June 2009. Web. 17 February 2015.
  • Dole Citation Dispenser

    Dole Citation Dispenser
    In 1958 The Dole Valve Company introduced the first cooled or mechanically refrigerated dispenser design. It was small and could only hold 1 gallon, but it was the start of the dispensers with refrigeration. "Dole Citation Coca-Cola Soda Fountain Dispenser". http://www.vintagevending.com/dole-citation-coca-cola-soda-fountain-dispenser. Vintage Vending, 8 June 2009. Web. 7 February 2015.
  • Current Soda Fountain

    Current Soda Fountain
    Over time the soda fountain term changed to soft drinks. The self serve soft drink machine today carries many of the current soft drinks. The old fashioned soda fountain parlors or drugstores are hard to find and more of a novelty. The machines today are small and very effiecient. They serve over 100 flavors of sodas, waters, and sports drinks. "History of the Soda Fountain." http://blog.retroplanet.com/soda-fountain-history/. Vintage Vending, Inc. Web. 7 February 2015.