For sale is a vintage Bromberg & Agism SELTZER BOTTLE from 25-28 Boyd St, Newark, NJ that probably dates to the 1930s. The etched glass on the bottle reads “W.M. Friedman – Phila PA” and features an eagle and WF monogram logo. This heavy clear glass bottle has small surface chips and some slight residue in the bottle. The bottle stands about 11 inches tall and 4 inches diameter. The metal top is inscribed “EXELSIOR BOTT. WKS 54”. A great antique bottle for display.
The soda siphon (also spelled syphon), also known as the seltzer bottle or siphon seltzer bottle is a device for dispensing carbonated or soda water. As early as 1790, the concept of an “aerosol” was introduced in France, with self-pressurized carbonated beverages. Soda syphons were popular in the 1920s and 1930s. At that time, there were seltzerman and seltzer fillers all over the country. The rise of bottled carbonated beverages and the destruction of many of the siphon manufacturers’ plants in Eastern Europe during World War II led to a decline in their popularity in the years after the war.