Item #: 3504J
A great item from a by-gone era! This JHS Rochester Root Beer dispenser was manufactured for J. Hungerford Smith Company. This particular logo was registered between 1947 and 1950. The company address was Rochester, New York. This great steel dispenser has red enamel paint with three oval enamelled logos applied with screws on the side and back. The handle turns to the side for dispensing root beer. The faucet is marked "syrup gauge" and "patented multiplex faucet Co., St. Louis." There are two metal cups which come with the dispenser. One is patented Nov. 18, 1926, the other one just says stainless steel. They look to be shake, malt, or root beer float cups?! The lid lifts off the top, and the top is sealed with a red rubber seal. The seal is somewhat dry and crazed, but complete. The interior works and hoses are present, but it looks as though many years have past since it was used last. There should have been a shelf or tray inside for ice. The finish on the dispenser is not perfect. It has some scuffs, a few scratches, and some un-identified black marks around the back which we think can be polished or buffed out. The dimensions of the dispenser are: 17" tall, 12" wide, and 16 ½" long. If you're the kind of person who loves soda shop memorabilia, or if you have an old-fashioned back bar set-up in your family room, this is a piece for you!