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B & R Nectar Soft Drink Dispenser of Minneapolis, MN

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This dispenser was discovered boxed up in a packrat house this past summer. Has 1903 patent date out of New York and is called a cooler deluxe . B & R NECTAR out of Minneapolis . I've learned that stands for Brechet & Righter Co. 210 2nd st. n in Minneapolis with date unknown. They also put out a Root Beer called B & R "Beats all Root Beer". In a listing of Soda Pop I found NECTAR ....but no other information. The top slides open to add ice and a stoneware pot holds the nectar. I've also learned it came out of a Drugstore in South Dakota. Any information on this brand would be most helpful including whether its rare and a value . Does have peeling of the chrome plating in areas plus fading of the red lettering. Thanks, rtbeerjazz

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  1. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 4 years ago

    Nectar Soda was developed in New Orleans in the late 1800s by local druggists. One in particular, a man named I.L. Lyons, is particularly credited with its invention. It was first sold to pharmacists as a syrup to mix with soda water at their soda fountain counters. Then, it was sold as a bottled soda pop in its own right.

    It lost popularity and went off the market in the 50's.
    Dave
  2. rtbeerjazz rtbeerjazz, 4 years ago
    Thkz Dave.
    The melted ice (water)is what's added to the nectar concentrate .....so no soda or carbonation is involved with this dispenser.
  3. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 4 years ago
    Well your heading states Soda? Its not soda but basically ole days "Kool Aid" LOL
    http://books.google.com/books?id=9Q4ZAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA295&lpg=PA295&dq=brechet+righter+minneapolis+soda&source=bl&ots=RkQ5EvCsDh&sig=fycF7h6Qu9-nUT_Mm-fWjFiw4zM&hl=en&ei=k8BFTcWKD8Sblger76jwDw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&sqi=2&ved=0CBUQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false
    Dave
    Dave
  4. rtbeerjazz rtbeerjazz, 4 years ago
    THKZ Dave.... Very interesting reading!
  5. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    I love the ball and claw feet!

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