Soda fountain

device that dispenses carbonated soft drinks

A soda fountain is a machine that produces carbonated soft drinks, known as fountain drinks. It does this by mixing a flavored syrup or a concentrate, with carbon dioxide and purified (usually chilled) water. The process can either be done manually, or it can be automated, by a vending machine. The first soda fountains appeared in the 18th century. They spread during the 19th century and were widely used by the early 20th century.

Soda shop in downtown São Paulo, Brazil
A soda fountain, in China. A small cup costs 1 yuan, and a larger one 1.5 yuan.
Self-service Russian-style soda fountains, in Nizhny Novgorod, in 2007.