Soda syphons

Soda syphons
made in West Germany, and England c.1970s

Following on from the cocktail themes of recent posts, these soda syphons are a must have for the retro bar. The red syphon is unbranded, but marked ‘West Germany’ on the base, and the yellow syphon – although similarly unbranded, was made by Sparklets in England. Both syphons have a 1 litre capacity, have their original cartridge holders, and come with a box of Sparklets cartridges. I love the 70s image of mother and children contemplating the delights of making soda water on the Sparklets box!

The syphons are anodised aluminium and in good condition and working order. I can’t give any guarantees that the Sparklets cartridges still work…they are over thirty years old, but luckily soda cartridges are still available to buy as the design hasn’t changed.

Elsewhere on this blog I have showcased old glass soda syphons, made in Australia. If you are interested in syphons, and their history- read on!

These syphons are for sale: $AUD75

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70s soda syphons

Soda syphons and sparklets boxSoda syphons
made in West Germany, and England 1970s

Following on from the cocktail themes of past posts, these soda syphons are a must have for the retro bar. The red syphon is unbranded, but marked ‘West Germany’ on the base, and the red syphon – although similarly unmarked, was made by Sparklets in England. Both syphons have a 1 litre capacity, have their original cartridge holders, and have an accompanying box of Sparklets cartridges. I love the 70s image of mother and children contemplating the delights of making soda water on the Sparklets box.

The syphons are anodised aluminium and in good condition and working order. I can’t give any guarantees that the Sparklets cartridges still work…they are over thirty years old, but luckily soda cartridges are still available to buy, and the design hasn’t changed.

The soda siphons would make a stylish Christmas gift, and are for sale: $AUD75

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Vintage soda bottles

vintage soda bottlesSchweppes and Tooth & Co. soda bottles,
made in London, and Sydney, c.1948-1954

These lovely soda bottles are very collectible and all have etched glass. The soda bottle to the left also has faceted glass – such a deal of detail just for soda water! Because the soda bottles are so highly prized they have been well researched and described – there is a wealth of information about them – which allows them to be accurately dated.

The glass bottles don’t photograph too well on my timber background, but if you click on the image and zoom in you can see the intricate glass etchings to the bottles.

From left to right, the soda bottles are etched:

Schweppes, [Australia] Ltd, 30 Fl Oz Soda Water – one of the first soda bottles to have a plastic and metal top.

Tooth & Co., ‘Blue Bow’, Sydney Australia, made by British Syphon Co. Ltd, London, with metal top and

Schweppes, ‘Porcelain Lined Syphon, London, 26’ – this etched into its metal top.

For sale: $AUD125

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Soda syphons

Soda syphons
made in West Germany, and England c.1970s

Following on from the cocktail themes of recent posts, these soda syphons are a must have for the retro bar. The red syphon is unbranded, but marked ‘West Germany’ on the base, and the yellow syphon – although similarly unbranded, was made by Sparklets in England. Both syphons have a 1 litre capacity, have their original cartridge holders, and come with a box of Sparklets cartridges. I love the 70s image of mother and children contemplating the delights of making soda water on the Sparklets box!

The syphons are anodised aluminium and in good condition and working order. I can’t give any guarantees that the Sparklets cartridges still work…they are over thirty years old, but luckily soda cartridges are still available to buy as the design hasn’t changed.   For sale: $AUD75

Buy Now