eBay
  • Daily Deals
  • Gift Cards
  • Sell
  • Help & Contact
  • Shop Deals

Bidding has ended on this item.

 
Ships to:
United States
Delivery:
 
Ships to:
United States

Details about  John Matthews 'the soda king' Civil War Token - RARE

See original listing
John Matthews 'the soda king' Civil War Token - RARE
John-Matthews-the-soda-king-Civil-War-Token-RARE
Item Sold
Item condition:
--not specified
Ended:
Nov 23, 2011
Winning bid:
US $170.00
1 bid ]
Shipping:
$3.75 Standard Shipping | See details
Item location:
McAllen, TX, United States

Description

eBay item number:
120813520751
Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.
Last updated on  Nov 23, 2011 10:13:32 PST  View all revisions

Item specifics

Circulated/Uncirculated: Circulated  
Very rare and hard to find token, made by John Mathews of New York.  A very valuable piece of history.  Sharply struck and highly lustrous mint orange with rich rose and violet iridescence.  Roughly just a bit larger then a U.S. Quarter dollar coin.

"From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John Matthews (1808-1870) was an English-born American inventor and soda water manufacturer. He is known as "The Soda Fountain King".

Matthews manufactured carbonating machinery and distributed his product through retail stores. The equipment was a lead-lined cast-iron box where carbonic acid gas was formed by mixing sulphuric acid with marble dust. The gas was then purified by passing it through water, and then into a tank partially filled with cool water. The tank was rocked for a quarter to a half hour, until the water was impregnated and bubbly.

Matthews created a fountain apparatus that could be positioned on a pharmacist’s counter to dispense carbonated drinks, leading to its popularisation and rapid growth.

He is buried at Green-Wood CemeteryBrooklynNew York. His monument was designed by Karl Muller and cost $30,000."


On Nov-23-11 at 10:13:32 PST, seller added the following information:

COPPER COIN...

Very rare and hard to find token, made by John Mathews of New York.  A very valuable piece of history.  Sharply struck and highly lustrous mint orange with rich rose and violet iridescence.  Roughly just a bit larger then a U.S. Quarter dollar coin.

"From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John Matthews (1808-1870) was an English-born American inventor and soda water manufacturer. He is known as "The Soda Fountain King".

Matthews manufactured carbonating machinery and distributed his product through retail stores. The equipment was a lead-lined cast-iron box where carbonic acid gas was formed by mixing sulphuric acid with marble dust. The gas was then purified by passing it through water, and then into a tank partially filled with cool water. The tank was rocked for a quarter to a half hour, until the water was impregnated and bubbly.

Matthews created a fountain apparatus that could be positioned on a pharmacist’s counter to dispense carbonated drinks, leading to its popularisation and rapid growth.

He is buried at Green-Wood CemeteryBrooklynNew York. His monument was designed by Karl Muller and cost $30,000."

Questions and answers about this item

No questions or answers have been posted about this item.




00000

Place bid

Time left:
Current bid:
(Approximately ##1##)
Shipping:
Import charges:
Your max bid:
Your max bid:
By clicking Confirm bid, you commit to buy this item from the seller if you are the winning bidder.
By clicking Confirm bid, you are committing to buy this item from the seller if you are the winning bidder and have read and agree to the Global Shipping Program terms and conditions - opens in a new window or tab. Import charges previously quoted are subject to change if you increase you maximum bid amount.
Cancel
Loading...
Resume bidding, if the page does not update immediately.
Place bid
Review and confirm your bid
Bid confirmation
d
h
m
s
day
hour
hours
FREE shipping
See item description
(Approximately ##1##)
(Enter ##1## or more)
(Enter more than ##1##)
Your max bid:
Increase max bid
Place bid
Confirm bid
Increase max bid
Cancel
Change bid
Close
, you've been outbid. Don't let it get away - bid again!
, you're the highest bidder on this item. Hope you win it!
, you're the first bidder. Hope you win!
, you're currently the high bidder, but you're close to getting outbid.
, this auction is almost over and you're currently the high bidder.
, you're the high bidder, but the reserve price hasn't been met.
Please enter your bid again.
Please enter a valid number as the bid price.
Enter an amount that is equal or greater than the minimum bid required. This can be found under the bid entry box.
Maximum bids can't be lowered once they're submitted.
This seller requires the buyer to have a PayPal account to purchase this item. Get a PayPal account here .
Your bid is greater than or equal to the Buy It Now price. We recommend you purchase this item via Buy It Now. If you still wish to bid, you may do so below.
Time left:
Current bid:
(approximately ##1##)
Your maximum bid:
(approximately ##1##)
Increase your maximum bid:
By clicking 1 Click Bid, you commit to buy this item from the seller if you're the winning bidder. Learn moreabout 1-click bid - opens in a new window or tab
day
hour
min
sec
days
hours
mins
secs
(approximately ##1##)
Winning bid:
Starting bid:
Close
Congrats! The auction has ended and you're the winner.
The auction has ended, but the reserve price was not met.
Sorry, the auction has ended and you were outbid.
Good news, you're the high bidder.
Sorry, you've been outbid.
You're the high bidder, but the reserve price is not met.
Please enter a higher amount than the current bid.
Maximum bids cannot be lowered once submitted.
Please enter a valid number.