During the Great Depression, if you wanted the cheapest drink at the soda fountain you would request a “Two Cents Plain” or seltzer water, which would have typically been dispensed from a seltzer Bottle. The most important tid-bit is that in 1829 the Syphon Seltzer Bottle was invented in France by two Frenchmen. They used a hollow corkscrew and a valve to squirt the soda while maintaining pressure to keep the remaining soda from going flat. Sadly, the popularity of the seltzer bottle dwindled after many of the European manufacturing plants were destroyed during WWII. If only those two Frenchmen could see their seltzer bottles today, being used by us as colorful and beautiful pieces of art.
Seltzer by the Sea. Photographer: Idha Lindhag
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