1927 drugstore soda fountain — Adams and Bright in Hamburg, Pennsylvania

Mod Betty of Retro Roadmap is at it again — in her third, very delightful video financed by her successful Kickstarter campaign, she profiles Adams and Bright — a 1906 drugstore in Hamburg, Pa., that still operates its time capsule 1927 soda fountain. Watch it and learn: Why old drugstores added soda fountains to begin with — now we know!

  1. Jim says:

    If you are going to stop and see Adams & Bright add Roadside America to your visit. About 8 miles west on 78.

    1. Jim – Great minds think alike! We did a video for Retro Roadmap there on the same day we visited Adams & Bright. I don’t want to be all spammy here in the comments, but if you go to the Retro Roadmap Youtube channel you’ll see it!

  2. Joe Felice says:

    All us old fogies have fond memories of times spent in diners, drug stores, 5 and dimes, and ice-cream shops, all with soda fountains. The only negative memories are from Montgomery, Alabama, where the “coloreds” had to sit on the other side of the wall, and not at the counter. Even as a kid, I could not understand that. Thank God we didn’t have that here in Colorado. Hey, I would like to put a non-operative soda fountain–handles & dispenser– on the wall when I turn my dining room into Joe’s Diner. Does anyone know where I can get something like that?

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