Until 1933 every Coke served at a soda fountain was
mixed by hand. The Coke syrup was put in a glass, the
carbonated water added, and they were stirred together
with a spoon.
When Coca-Cola debuted the first automatic fountain
dispenser (pictured below) at the Century of Progress
Exhibition in Chicago, people were amazed to see an
already-mixed Coke served by just pulling a handle.
|1933 Coke Dispenser|