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April 24, 1819: Where's the Soda, Jerk

Samuel Fahnestock was given a patent for the first soda fountain in 1819. Carbonated mineral water was all the rage at the time. Joseph Priestley had created the first man-made carbonated water back in 1767, and Jacob Schweppes had developed a method of mass producing it, quickly leading to the production of different brands of soda and different flavors. 190 more words

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Hamilton's Soda Fountain and Luncheonette

I’ve been meaning to try out Hamilton’s Soda Fountain and Luncheonette for some time now. I can’t remember where I first heard about it, but I saw a photo of their window on Instagram and fell in love with the retro vibes and 50’s aesthetic. 114 more words


Gleaming soda fountain touted as largest in U.S. in 1930

When my great-grandfather, Joseph R. Sutter, relocated his store to the corner of Jefferson and Third Streets in 1930, the new soda fountain, pictured here, was highly touted in a… 283 more words