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 John Matthews

John Matthews

Birth
England
Death 12 Jan 1870 (aged 61–62)
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Memorial ID 3318 · View Source
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Inventor, Businessman. Born in England, he was known as "The Soda Fountain King". Immigrating to America, in the mid-19th Century, he created a fountain apparatus that could be positioned on a pharmacist’s counter to dispense carbonated drinks. He also invented a method to put carbonated soda water into pressured bottles. Manufacturing the carbonating machinery, his fountains were placed in pharmacy store counters to dispense carbonated drinks, which led to its rapid growth in popularity. He died at age 61 in Brooklyn, New York and is a member of the Antique Bottles Hall of Fame. His elaborate monument was designed by Karl Muller at the cost $30,000.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 2 Aug 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3318
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Matthews (1808–12 Jan 1870), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3318, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .