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
General Category History
Category Soft Drinks
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Speakeasy Exhibit
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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."
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Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details width of the top side to side. length of top 11
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.
Date FEB 27,2013
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