Science: Sodamat

In Manhattan, mechanics last week set about installing, in a Broadway booth, ten of the latest models of a four-year-old invention of one F. E. Gray of Philadelphia. Four years ago Mr. Gray devised a new place to drop nickels— the Sodamat. From the original Soda-mat all a patron got for his nickel was an ice-cream soda or other-soft drink, mixed with mechanical generosity, despatch and cleanliness; automatically spouted into the glass after the plunk of the coin. On the second Sodamat model, there were electric lights. The next carbonated its own soda-water....

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