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Original 1910's Zipp's Cherri-o Soda
Fountain countertop syrup dispenser
"Join us for Another Exciting Trip Down Memory Lane"
Here’s something uniquely special to turn any room into an unforgettable experience. Your guests will forget about most of the wall art, but set this 100+ year old ZIPP’S Ice Cream Store treasure on your coffee table or lighted presentation cabinet and it is sure to grab their attention. The stories of their parents and grandparents will start to circulate. ..”remember Dad use to tell us how he was so excited to earn a nickel and spend on soda pop?”. I can just picture my Dad or Granddad running to the corner store and sitting at the counter drooling over some Zipp Cherry Syrup in his soda..
And, you are not likely to find one anywhere else. Extremely scarce relic that takes you back to the early turn of the century when kids use to spend their time socializing at the corner candy or ice cream store .. Back in the day when kids loved to talk to people. Today you don’t dare interrupt their cell phone addiction…
Very Rare and original, 1910's Ceramic Soda Fountain Syrup Dispenser for “Zipp's Cherri-O” Soda / Flavoring in the form of a Barrel. This outstanding, Soda Fountain Countertop Dispenser measures approx. 15” tall (to the top of the period pump) and 6 1/2” in diameter at the base. This figural Syrup Dispenser is made of a white, ironstone type pottery and features raised bands and applied decoration.
The Dispenser features the original Zipp's Cherri-O decoration which depicts a Robin perched on a branch of a Cherry Tree enjoying a glass of Cherri-O Soda which the Robin is sipping through a straw. This same illustration was used on many Cherri-O Advertising items in the first decade of the 20th century including Tin Litho Trays and Advertising Signs. Text above and below the illustration reads "Zipp's Cherri-O" and the central illustration is flanked by text that reads "5¢".
The Dispenser came to us with a period Pump that fits very well but is not original to the Dispenser. Interestingly, the original porcelain button on the plunger of the Pump reads "Coca-Cola" making the Pump itself rather valuable in its own right!!..
This rare and wonderful, Zipp's Cherri-O form Soda Fountain Syrup Dispenser is in good to very good condition. The Dispenser is intact but does have condition issues. There is staining and discoloration to the ground porcelain as well as fading and wear to the surface decoration. There are 6 of 7 small chips on the inner and outer surface af the very bottom edge of the foot of the Dispenser and there are 2 tight hairline cracks that begin at the bottom of the foot and extend 2" and 3/4" respectively. The Dispenser is certainly a candidate for restoration as it is exceptionally rare and high quality examples have sold at auction in the past for $8,000 to $12,000. Here is an opportunity to add this rare Syrup Dispenser to your collection for a fraction of what you’d pay at auction..
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A very rare and original, 1910's Ceramic Soda Fountain Syrup Dispenser for “Zipp's Cherri-O” Soda / Flavoring and, with all faults, still a fantastic addition to any collection!!!