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lazarius
Posted: Monday, July 15, 2019 8:11:00 AM

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https://www.amazon.com/Amerihome-BS1208R-Soda-Fountain-Stool/dp/B009XR8MBK

Is there a name for such a stool that doesn't have soda-fountain in it?

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Sarrriesfan
Posted: Monday, July 15, 2019 8:28:27 AM

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lazarius wrote:
https://www.amazon.com/Amerihome-BS1208R-Soda-Fountain-Stool/dp/B009XR8MBK

Is there a name for such a stool that doesn't have soda-fountain in it?

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It's often called a bar stool.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar_stool


A narrow high stool that are sometimes fixed in place, used in places with counters where food or drinks are served.

These are wooden bar stools.

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thar
Posted: Monday, July 15, 2019 8:44:52 AM

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For homes where having a bar stool would be outrageous, but having a soda-fountain stool is cute.

marketed as "Vintage retro style" - pick one - vintage or retro!



I was always a bit confused by the mention of 'soda fountains' in the 50s American context.



Just made me picture a public drinking (water) fountain, which dispensed soda. Very odd image. But this was America - maybe they did dispense soda free in the street. Whistle





I think my mental image is far more fun.

Along with a ' Dairy Queen'. Again, if you are used to the idea it makes perfect sense, it is just a brand name. But when every time you hear it it is in reference to dates, or Veronica Lake being 'spotted' working there and being offered a Hollywood deal - it has more relationship to beauty queens. Then add cow. You can see it can produce a confusing mental image.





lazarius
Posted: Monday, July 15, 2019 8:45:47 AM

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Thanks to you both.

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coag
Posted: Monday, July 15, 2019 12:39:44 PM

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When I saw "soda-fountain stool", the soda-fountain part didn't make sense at all. But after reading the Wikipedia article Soda fountain, "soda-fountain stool" makes sense.

Hera are some excerpts from the article.

"A soda fountain is a device that dispenses carbonated soft drinks, called fountain drinks. They can be found in restaurants, concession stands and other locations such as convenience stores."

"The term may also refer to a small eating establishment or lunch counter, common from the late 19th century until the mid-20th century, often inside a drugstore or other business, where a soda jerk served carbonated beverages, ice cream, and sometimes light meals. The soda jerk's fountain generally dispensed only unflavored carbonated water, to which various syrups were added by hand."

"The soda fountain was an attempt to replicate mineral waters that bubbled up from the Earth."

"In 1807 Henry Thompson received the first British patent for a method of impregnating water with carbon dioxide. This was commonly called soda water, although it contained no soda.[1]"

"The soda fountain began in Europe, but achieved its greatest success in the U.S."
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, July 15, 2019 8:08:18 PM

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I suppose during prohibition, or if you're too young to drink, but old enough to want to socialise . . .




When I was a lad (about 1957, I'd guess) there was a bar in our town called the "Temperance Bar", which we used to frequent. I was seven, my brother was ten.
They had Sarsaparilla, Dandelion & Burdock, Ginger beer, American Cream Soda and one I liked made from Coltsfoot (bit spicy). They even had lemonade, though no-one ever seemed to bother with that.

There weren't bar-stools there - just tables and chairs.


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