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Object ID 000437

Object Name American Soda Water Co. crate

Object Desc American Soda Water Co. Milwaukee, Wis. wooden crate with metal and rivets on the sides.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000412

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Soft Drinks


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Speakeasy Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords American Soda Water Co.,soft drinks,crates,beverages,boxes,wooden crates,soda water,

Title American Soda Water Co. crate

Description Wooden crate originally containing American Soda Water Co. products. Box is light colored wood with metal riveted edges. Printed in red ink are the words "American Soda Water Co. Milwaukee, Wis."


Approx Collection Date

Height 10

Length 0

Width 18

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details width of the top side to side. length of top 11

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker American Soda Water Co.

Maker Details American Soda Water Co. Milwaukee, Wis. John Mathews has been called the "Father of American Soda Water" by the soda fountain industry and by most historians. Carbonated beverages were not successful until 1832, when John Mathews invented an "apparatus for charging water with carbon dioxide gas."John Mathews immigrated to the United States in 1832 from England where he had been instrumental to the soda water trade for several years.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY412



Date FEB 27,2013

Summary Good

Assessor Katie Wells

Notes On the bottom there is a large chip in the bottom that is somewhat circular. The metal rust the bottom metal. Some scratches and some dents. On Front bottom there is space between the bottom and the top. The metal was bent awkwardly and some scratches on the front.


Date FEB 27,2013

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Speakeasy Exhibit from H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit - automatic entry by admin