Tufts, James w.
Boston: James W. Tufts, n.d. [1890s]. Hard Cover. Fascinating picture of the turn of the century soda-water business. The author writes: there is no business in which a merchant can engage which yields so large a return on the investment, as the dispensing of soda-water." Accordingly, this book of directions, which was originally a small pamphlet, is now a volume of nearly 300 pages. The book is divided into sections on dispensing and bottling, although with much overlap. There are numerous formulas for all flavors of syrups, instructions on how to perform every step, and how to use the various pieces of equipment required. There are illustrations throughout and price lists for each component of the equipment used. In original brown cloth boards with gilt title and black author name to front board.The binding is bumped, rubbed. chipped and water stained on back cover. Interior pages are water-stained, but the stains do not affect the text or illustrations. In good condition only but still a quite readable reference. 340 pages plus order forms. SCI/092311. Good +.