This is a very fine vintage soda fountain piece manufactured for Hunter"s Root Beer syrup, circa 1930s-40s, Cordley, N.Y. It is glazed stoneware in the shape of an upright barrel on a stump. The barrel is golden beige, the stump is brown. The words "Hunter's Root Beer" are in the raised script, black glazed. There are no chips or cracks. There is one tiny glaze flaw at the base which can not be seen except with very close inspection. The original lid is present and excellent condition, with only a 1/2" round glaze drip, no chips, or cracks. The spigot is Brown Bakelite, with the words "Pat'd Sept. 4, 1917, C.&H.N.Y." around the edge where it screws on. With a magnifying glass, you can see one 3/8" stress hairline from age on the edge of the spigot where it screws on. The rubber seals are a little dry, but not cracked. Dimensions of this fine soda fountain syrup dispenser are; 12 1/4"tall, the base is an irregular 8" in diameter, and the Bakelite spigot is 2 3/4" long. This would be a very fun and conversation-causing collectible for your home!