Modern Commissary is always on the lookout for heirlooms, both in the form of traditionally treasured objects and unusual pieces that inspire second looks. This new collection features a hodgepodge of mid-century selections, including glassware, chevron knit blankets, acupuncture anatomical charts, typewriters, cameras for vintage-loving shutterbugs, and more. Whether functional or purely meant for display purposes, each vintage object was chosen for its ability to attract and intrigue.
This Sparkelet Soda syphon bottle was originally used to hold carbonated water. The piece was produced by Sparklets Corporation of New York. Sparklets Ltd. was acquired in 1920 by the British Oxygen Company and used as a way to bring sparkling water to hot climates at the far reaches of the British Empire. The bottle itself is impressed with “Made in Czecho-Slovakia” on the underside and is encased in a mesh-metal cage. Traces of the horizontal red “fill to here” line are visible, designed to prevent overfilling when the bottle becomes pressurized. This piece still possesses the gas bulb holder. This gently used vintage product is in good condition.