Art Deco Chrome Soda King Seltzer Syphon c.1935
An original Art Deco Soda King seltzer syphon. The thick glass bottle has a chrome sleeve with bubble cut outs and whales, dolphins and waves etched on the bottom. The bottle has the complete mechanisms including the charger holder. This piece has retained its original finish and has the appropriate patina for the age.
May or may not work. Sold as decorative only.
- CREATOR Walter Kidde Sales Company.
DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1935.
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Chrome, Glass.
- CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Split in the sleeve on one side.
- DIMENSIONS H 12 in. W 6 in. D 4.25 in.
The Walter Kidde Sales Company introduced the Soda King in 1935 to get in on the syphon bottle action. The original design only lasted about a year and was the most whimsical of the syphon bottles. The chrome plated casing featured an engraved scene of waves and fish swimming along the bottom. The viewing windows along three sides of the bottle look like bubbles rising from the fish. Stamped in red letters near the top is the fill limit mark. None of the subsequent designs would be this elaborate.