The Bastian-Blessing Company was started by Charles Bastian and Lewis Blessing. They were employees of the Liquid Carbonic Company that had been founded by Jacob Baur in 1888. Liquid Carbonic had been the first midwestern company that produced liquefied carbon dioxide for making soft drinks. Bastian and Blessing left the Liquid Carbonic in 1908 and started their own company, where they manufactured soda fountains.
The Bastian-Blessing corporate offices and factory were based in Chicago, Illinois. A second factory was located in Grand Haven, Michigan from 1910 until 1988. In its heyday, Bastian-Blessing was not only one of the earliest manufacturers of soda fountains, but the finest.
Up for Auction is a vintage, Mid Century Modern 1950's Soda Fountain. This soda fountain was in operation at Professional Pharmacy… an independent drug store located in Anderson, South Carolina. The previous owner has retired and the new owners are offering this working fountain at auction. As the winning bidder you will need to un-hook unit in preparation for moving.
This unit also has a separate 4 door ice cream box and a Coca Cola Branded Multiplex soda dispenser which is being offered as a package.
Offered separately are the front bar stools. Everything is very clean and in very good condition.
Unit Measures … 66 3/4" Long, 31 1/8" in depth and 33 1/2" high (excluding the taps) The Ice Cream Box… is 54 3/8” long, 41 ½ deep and 331/2 tall.