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Object ID 002588

Object Name Green River Soda Syrup Dispenser

Object Desc Green River Soda Syrup Dispenser with yellow and green ceramic base and glass one gallon jug syrup container

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002294

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Ice Cream/Soda Fountain


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 4, Shelf 17

Object Date

Start Year Range 1920

End Year Range 1940

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Green River,soft drink,Soda Fountain,dispenser,beverages,

Title Green River Soda Syrup Dispenser

Description Green River Soda Syrup Dispenser with yellow and green ceramic base and glass one gallon jug syrup container. Label on base says "Have a Green River. For fountains, sodas, sundaes, shakes" with a landscape picture. The label on the glass jug is taped (not original) and says "Have a Green River. Ready to use syrup." then says directions and Chicago, IL. The glass container is attached to its base using blue sticky tack. There is a nozzle appendage for serving on the yellow ceramic part of the base.


Approx Collection Date

Height 18.5

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details The base of the dispenser is 11 in. The entire dispenser is cylindrical and varies in circumference due to its decorative embellishments, but the base is 23.5 in.

Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Green River Corporation

Maker Details Originally created by the Schoenhofen Edelweiss Brewing Company in Chicago, IL in 1919 just before Prohibition and the 18th Amendment in 1920. WIT Beverage Company bought Green River in 2011.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2294



Date JUN 25,2014

Summary Good

Assessor SK

Notes The dispenser is in good condition. The exterior of the base of the dispenser shows slight vertical cracks on the yellow surface. The glass container has a taped on label and is adhered to the base with blue sticky tack. This container seems to be non-original and should maybe be removed.


Date JUN 25,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4, Shelf 17 from Room 4, Shelf 16 - automatic entry by admin