Syrup Line Soda Fountain Glasses
There were hundreds of different brands and styles of soda fountain glasses and paper cups made in the early days. When the majority
of soda was sold at fountains almost every brand had their own glass to serve it in. Many of the earlier soda glasses didnít have syrup lines
because the syrup was added from a syrup bottle that had a measuring cap. That way they could get pretty good estimate of the amount of syrup they were putting in the drinks. There was a variation depending on the server. Coke was pretty picky about having their drinks all taste the same so they were among the first, if not the first, to have a syrup line on their glasses. Later, fountain dispensers did this automatically.
By far Coca-Cola has the most styles, after all they have been serving Coke at fountains since the late 1800ís. Some are fairly common, while others are extremely rare and very expensive. Pepsi is not far behind Coke with many to choose from. Hundreds of other brandscan be found including but not limited to Mission, Cheer Up, Double Cola, Canada Dry, Nesbitts, Orange Crush, Wink, Seven Up, Dadís, Klee Ko, Whistle, Vernors, Major Cola, Fanta, Squirt, Hires, Nu Grape, Bubble Up and many more.
There are also many glasses from restaurants like Howard Johnsonís,
Friendlys, Steak & Shake and an endless variety of local
restaurants and eateries from all over the country. Most of the above can be said about paper cups as well. The big difference is
that most paper cups where thrown out after use making older ones hard to find.
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History of this glass
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